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Cape Point offers spectacular views.

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Whales on their migration route.

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Penguins at nearby Boulders Beach.

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The Simonstown Waterfront from the pier.

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Clovelly golf course.

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Water's Edge is the closest beach to us.

Things To Do

Simons Town literally has something to offer everyone. Originally named after Simon van der Stel it is has a rich history. The British established the Royal Naval Base in 1806. This squadron was responsible for taking care of the exiled Napoleon Bonaparte on the island of St. Helena. Times have moved on and the town is now home to the South African Naval Museum.

Whales, especially Southern Right whales can be spotted in False Bay from the deck during the months of August through November as they make their way up the West Coast. This species flip out of the water and "wave" their flippers in the air. Other species include Humpback, Bryde and Killer Whales. Dolphins also frequent the bay.

Visitors can see Jackass Penguins at Boulders Beach, Water’s Edge and Seaforth which are just a short walk away. There are roughly 3000 of the birds in Simonstown. These "African" penguins are here throughout the year. February to August is breeding season. September and October are the feeding months and from November to January is moulting season and the time when the chicks first venture into the sea to search for food.

Only minutes away is the Simonstown Golf Course, which runs along the Indian Ocean coastline. Clovelly Golf Course is a five minute drive. This stunning course is tucked away in a valley and is only a 5 minute drive away. Both are 18 hole courses and offer magnificent views of the area.

Shark diving and photographic tours are available from the Simons Town Waterfront. Charter boat tours are also available here. As are Sea Kayaking tours around the harbours, Boulders Beach and as far South as Cape Point. The Waterfront also offers an array of arts, crafts and restaurants.

Cape Point is where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean meet is 10km from the house. The area is a nature reserve and the drive is magnificent and baboons and whales are often seen depending on the season. There are also plenty of secluded beaches and great fishing spots to explore. Another fantastic way to see the reserve is to cycle through it. There are many more Mountain Bike trails in the area.

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Simonstown, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa