Simons Town

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Sight Seeing in or near Simons Town, False Bay in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Where? Simons Town, False Bay Coast, Cape Town

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Simons Town, in Western Cape

Situated on the Eastern side of the Cape Peninsula, and named after Simon van der Stel, the town was proclaimed as a safe winter harbour in 1741 and then grew rapidly when it became a Royal Navy base.

There is much to see in Simonís Town; a visit to Admiralty house which was originally a private home and dates back to 1814 is well worth it. The town has fabulous museums; the Simonís Town Museum and the South African Naval Museum displays models of ships and related maritime events. The Heritage Museum shows aspects of the Muslim community - and donít forget to visit the beautiful mosque.

Finish off with a visit to the statue of Able Seaman Just Nuisance, RN. This Great Dane was a resident of the town and a firm favourite of the sailors. A request to have the dog enlisted into the Royal Navy was sent to the British parliament ... and hence the legend of Able Seaman Just Nuisance was born.

Simonís Town is a village rich in history and character - definitely well worth a visit.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Simons Town

GlenLin

Self Catering

GlenLin

Close to historical Simonís Town, Glenlin is a spacious, modern and airy upper floor, open plan self-catering apartment ... more

Mariner Guesthouse

Guest House

Mariner Guesthouse

Mariner Guesthouse is an eco-friendly facility in Simonís Town. This historical harbour town is 45km from Cape Town and ... more

Self Catering Holiday Apartment

Self Catering

Self Catering Holiday Apartment

This newly renovated one bedroom apartment is an ideal base to explore the Southern Peninsula. The self contained ... more

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