Simon’s Town is a small coastal town situated on the false bay coast on the Cape Peninsula. It is the gateway to Cape Point Nature Reserve also known as the Cape of Good Hope, a UNESCO world heritage site, which forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdown. Simon’s Town is best known for Boulders beach, famous for its ancient granite boulders and endangered African Penguin Colony. This colony is, one of the only breeding colonies on the African mainland. Furthermore, Simon’s Town is a fantastic base from which to go shark cage diving and whale watching and exploring the rest of the Marine Big 5. Every year between June and November, the Southern Right Whale migrates from Antarctica to South Africa to breed and give birth to their young. The Great White Shark, one of the Apex predators of the ocean, can be seen breaching during the winter months
Simon’s Town is not only one of the oldest towns in South Africa, but also the oldest Naval town and was established as a winter anchorage point for the Ducth Navy. Today it is a bustling hub of cafes and boutique shops. It remains a firm favourite among locals and tourists alike. The town offers plenty of unique experience and one will need more than just a day to explore it all.
Visitors can EXPERIENCE the rich history that Simons Town has to offer whilst EXPLORING a selection of activities at nearby attractions. From whale watching and shark cage diving, to swimming with seals, kayaking or trying out a water bike. Simon’s Town has a little bit of everything. The town also offers numerous boutique shops, restaurants and museums
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