• Simons Town
    Simons Town
  • Towards Boulders Beach
    Towards Boulders Beach
  • Boulders African Penguins Colony
    Boulders African Penguins Colony
  • Famous Dog Just Nuisance was the only dog to be enlisted in the Royal Navy.
    Famous Dog Just Nuisance was the only dog to be enlisted in the Royal Navy.

Things to do in Simon's Town

The unique character of historic Simonstown welcomes all. A seaside town atmosphere invites a leisurely and active lifestyle.

Protected sandy beaches, crystal clear swimming & diving waters, and coastal walks are to be enjoyed. Situated on the spectacular False Bay coastline beneath the Simonsberg mountain, this charming town reflects the architecture of days gone by.

Jubilee Square surrounded by restaurants, antiques, bric a brac, & curio shops, is flanked by palm trees and overlooks the yacht basin. Here the proud statue of Able Seaman Just Nuisance is a feature. The naval presence adds a disciplined charm and dominates the harbour scene. Four museums reflect the cultural heritage, colonial past, Royal Naval tradition and local history.

Whale watching from shoreline vantage points is rewarding in spring & early summer. Other marine sights are dolphin, seals, penguin, seabirds (common & endangered species).

Seasonal winds are ideal for sailing & windsurfing. Calm days invite kayaking & fishing. The mountains nearby and in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve offer numerous hiking trails.

Enjoy Simon’s Town from the comfort of ‘Plumbago Villa‘.