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.

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Residence William French

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Residence William French

Residence William French Guest House offers luxurious accommodation in Simonís Town. Each room has an en-suite bathroom ... more

Port of Call

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Port of Call

Port of Call is nestled in the mountain fynbos, on the edge of the Table Mountain National Park and offers two luxurious ... more

Rocklands Nest

Self Catering

Rocklands Nest

Rocklands Nest is a comfortably furnished holiday home located in Simons Town with views over False Bay. The house sleeps ... more

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