Simon's Town is a historic and picturesque town, which offers Victorian architecture and many museums, art and craft shops, and art galleries.
There are several restaurants where you can have a delicious meal for a good price.
Five minutes walking from the house is a safe beach for swimming and sun bathing. A little further you will see the penguins at Boulders Beach. Especially during sunset, all penguins come ashore. From July till November whale watching from the sundeck is a popular activity (map of surroundings).
Ten minutes walking from the house, you'll find one of the nicest diving spots in South Africa. Scuba diving centres offer scuba diving, underwater ecologist and nitrox/wreck penetration courses and white shark diving in season. A wreck trail leads from deep wrecks to shallow scatter sites of archaeological importance, and reefs for those who like marine life: Roman Rock reef, Partridge Point, Castle Rock, A-Frame and Pyramid Rock with its forest offer stunning underwater photography opportunities and crayfish expeditions too!
Only three minutes by car will bring you to the Simon's Town Golf and county club, which is open to non-members, a 9 hole course, with a lot of hidden difficulties and superb sea views. Clovelly, Lakeside and Steenberg golf courses are nearby. You will be approximately 15 minutes drive from Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point.
It is an easy 45 minute drive to Cape Town Centre, Airport, and Stellenbosch Winelands and wine routes. You can make a day trip to Hermanus or
Galleries/Museums, Cultural/Tourist Attractions, Children's Activities, Public Parks, Restaurants/Bars, Clubs, Serious Shopping, Theatres, Spa, Health Club, Tennis, Golfing, Outdoor Biking, Beach/Swimming, Boating/Sailing, Surfing/Windsurfing/Kitesurfing, Canoe/Kayaking, Horseback Riding, Hiking
Cape of Good Hope, penquins, whales, Cape Town, Stellenbosch
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