Things To Do in Simon's Town

The Grosvenor Guest House is so conveniently situated that you rarely need use transport. Some of the most wonderful restaurants and interesting shops are all within walking distance of the guest house, not to mention the famous Simon's Town Naval Base, museums and many other nautical objects of interest. See below for details or consult your hosts Debbie or Natasha who will gladly advise on things to do and places to see.

Simon's Town

This fascinating naval town, steeped in nautical history and tradition was named after the governor of the Cape Colony, Simon van der Stel who recommended that the bay be used as a safe winter anchorage by the Dutch East India Company vessels calling at the Cape.
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Must See
  • Aquarium Exhibits simulate local condidtions of our 2 oceans surrounding our magnificent shores & include specimens e.g. sharks, penguins, seals, sun fish and much more. This is specatacle not to be missed. Open daily 365 days a year 09H30 to 18H00
  • Beaches (Simon's Town)
    Boulders Beach, Foxy Beach, Seaforth Beach, Long Beach and Glencairn Beach
  • Birding
Boating

Charter a boat or take a boat trip out in the bay. Whatever your fancy Simon's Town offers it all including a "Water Taxi" from the Waterfront in Simon's Town. If you fancy a day out during crayfish season, no problem! Or perhaps a trip out to Seal Island. Try out a whale watching boat trip and don't forget your camera - spectacular! (more info)

Boulders (Table Mountain National Park)

Boulders, renowned for its thriving colony of African Penguins offers not only outstanding viewing opportunities for penguins and whales but a beautiful safe beach and superb photo opportunities. Elevated boardwalks provide exceptional viewing opportunities for penguins and whales during the calving season.

Cape Point

Cape Point is one of South Africa's most famous landmarks and a spectacle not to be missed. Take a day tour on a beautiful scenic coastal trip to visit this spectacular site.

Cape Peninsula National Park

One of the most spectacular drives in the world. From Cape Town around the Peninsula along the False Bay coastline via Cape Point and back along the Atlantic coast via Hout Bay, Clifton's famous beaches and Sea Point.

Company's Garden

Situated at the very top of Adderley Street in Cape Town City Centre, the Company's Garden was originally established to provide fresh fruit and vegetable for the seamen sailing from Holland to Indonesia. The beautiful Garden is home to several landmark buildings including Parliament, SA Museum, SA National Gallery, Slave Lodge, St George's Cathedral, the Jewish Museum and the university of Cape Town's City Campus

Historical Sites in Simon's Town

Church of St Francis
The oldest existing Anglican Church in South Africa

Romans Rock Lighthouse

South Africa's third oldest lighthouse and the only one built on a rock

Simon's Town Museum

Built in 1777, archives the town's history and is housed in the Residency – former home of the Dutch East India Company governors.

Warrior Toy Museum

This museum showcases a unique collection of toy cars and trains, dolls and lead soldiers. Great for kids young and old.

Kayaking

The one and only way to see Penguins at their best, take a 2 hour kayak trip. No experience required and we'll do the booking for you!

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

60 Hectares covering the SE slopes of Table Mountain dedicated to indigenous flora. Open air concerts and recitals on Sundays, breakfasts and teas.

Penguins

See the colony of African Penguins at Boulders Beach

Restaurants

Restaurants and eateries abound in Simon's Town. There is no way to be bored with what's on offer. Delectable Sushi, succulent seafood and delicious continental cuisine. There's something to please every palate.

The Meeting Place - 021 - 786 5678
98 St Georges Street
Simon's Town

Salty Sea Dog - 021 - 786 1918
Waterfront
Simon's Town

Bertha's Restaurant - 021 - 786 2138
Quayside Centre
1 Wharf Road
Simon's Town

The Sweetest Thing - 021 - 786 4200

The Lighthouse Café - 021 - 786 9000
90 St Georges Street
Simonstown

Cafe Pescado - 021 - 786 2272

Just Sushi - 021 - 786 4340

Saveur - 021 - 786 1919
Wharf Street
Simonstown

Monocle & Mermaid - 021 - 786 1370
126 St George's Street, Shop 1, St Georges Building
Simon's Town

Robben Island

Just 12 kms from Cape Town, this world heritage site is not to be missed. Take a ferry ride from the V & A Waterfront to Robben Island for and informative and funfilled day.

Shopping

Simon's Town and the neighbouring coastal villages offer a plethora of specialitiy shops to keep you so busy you'll forget to go home. From delicatessens to antique stores, art galleries and curio shops, too many to mention.

V & A Waterfront

A vibrant fusion of shopping, entertainment and nightlife. See the website for details.

White Shark Cage Diving

White Shark Cage Diving is a must for adrenaline junkies visiting Simon's Town. The Grosvenor Guest House partners with Apex and will be happy to make your reservation for you.

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Wine Estates

 

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