Town is a charming village and naval base near Cape Town in South Africa.
Located on the shores of False Bay, on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula,
it has for more than two centuries it has been an important naval base
and harbour (first for the Royal Navy and now the South African Navy).
False Bay is located to the southeast of Cape Town but to the west of Cape
Agulhas and Simon's Town is consequently located roughly on the border
between the Atlantic and the Indian oceans. The town is named after Simon
van der Stel, an early governor of the Cape Colony.
map of Simon's Town
|The land rises
steeply from near the water's edge and the picturesque village is boxed
in along the shoreline by the heights above. The small harbour itself is
not a particularly good natural harbour and is protected from swells by
a breakwater that was built with thousands of huge blocks of sandstone
quarried out of the face of the mountain above. Simon's Town is now in
effect a suburb of greater Cape Town. It is the terminus of a railway line
that runs south from the central business district of Cape Town. In places
the railway line hugs the steep eastern shore of False Bay quite spectacularly
and in bad weather foam from some heavy swells will fly up and wet the
One of the best beaches on
the Cape Peninsula, Boulders Beach, is located a few kilometres to the
south of Simon's Town. Here small, secluded coves with white sandy beaches
and calm, safe, warm, shallow waters are interspersed between huge rounded
boulders of Cape granite that form low cliffs and small caves. There has
been a colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach since 1985. There is
no record of the birds having lived here prior to that date, so their decision
to settle in an area already well-utilized by humans is remarkable. There
are only three penguin populations on the mainland in southern Africa.
(The others are on islands).
browsing self-catering accommodation in Simon's Town
RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER
View Luxury Apartment, Self-Catering Apartment, SIMON'S TOWN
This property is a 12-minute
walk from the beach. Azure View offers panoramic sea and mountain views
over False Bay and the yacht basin. It is a 5-minute drive from the African
Penguin colony at Boulders Beach. It features a private pool and solar-heated
spa bath. The kitchenette is equipped with a fridge/freezer, toaster, microwave
and tea/coffee facilities. It has an open-plan lounge and a flat-screen
satellite TV. A number of restaurants serving a range of local and international
cuisines can be found within 1 km from Azure View. The blue rim-flow pool
and the pool-deck offer relaxation to guests and it is a good vantage point
for whale watching in whale season.
Mountain Bay, Self-Catering Apartment, SIMON'S TOWN
Located in Simon's Town,
10 miles from Cape Point, Blue Mountain Bay features a seasonal outdoor
pool and views of the sea. Boulders Beach is one mile away. Free private
parking is available on site. Featuring a patio, the accommodation is fitted
with a dining area and a sitting area with a satellite flat-screen TV.
There is also a kitchenette, equipped with an oven. A microwave, a toaster
and refrigerator are also available, as well as a kettle. There is a private
bathroom with a hairdryer in every unit. Bed linen are featured. Blue Mountain
Bay also includes a barbecue. You can play pool at the property, and the
area is popular for golfing. Cape of Good Hope is 3.7 miles from Blue Mountain
Bay, and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony is one mile from the property. The
nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 19 miles from the property.
Sea Holidays, Bed and Breakfast, SIMON'S TOWN
Sea Holiday Accommodation is set on the mountainside overlooking False
Bay, across to the Hottentots Holland Mountains and Cape Hangklip. It is
situated in a quiet and up market neighbourhood and approximately 100 meters
from the sea; less than 10 minutes walk to the closest and safe swimming
beach; within walking distance to Simon´s Town golf course, international
scuba diving and fishing spots.
up to the sound of the ocean, fill your lungs with clean, fresh air and
watch the whales from your room in season. 2 self-catering apartments on
a Bed & Breakfast basis.
4 x Self Catering Apartments, SIMON'S TOWN
Simonsview offers versatile
accommodation, consisting of 3 private, self contained units, suitable
for couples or large groups of up to 14 people. Situated overlooking False
Bay, Simonsview boasts awesome sea and mountain views and is only a 5 minute
walk to the beach and tidal pools. Special rates are offered to large groups.
Cabin sleeps two, spacious lounge with fireplace opening onto huge viewing
deck, boasting stunning sea and mountain views. Fully fitted cherry wood
kitchen. Spacious bedroom, with full open plan bathroom. TV and Mnet.
Chart Room: Sleeps two Small lounge and kitchenette. Double bedroom, shower
and toilet. Bedroom and Lounge open onto an undercover patio with lovely
sea and yacht basin views. Double bed. TV and Mnet. Outdoor braai area....
View, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Tableview or Table View is
a west coast suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, named after its picture
postcard view of Table Mountain. It has expanded rapidly since the 1970s
and has extensions such as Flamingo Vlei, Sunridge, West Riding and Killarney.
Table View has various shopping
malls such as, Bayside and Table View Mall.
map of Table View
beach is located along the seafront road. It has a numerous parking spots,
which is home to local entrepreneurs selling items such as carved animals.
The beach stretches both north and south, making it a common place for
long jogs or walks. On windy days one can see local people flying colored
kites of different forms and sizes.
browsing self-catering accommodation in Table View
RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
on Lowry Cole, Self-Catering Apartments, TABLE VIEW
Featuring free WiFi and
a garden, 5 On Lowry Cole is located in Table View, just 8 miles from Cape
Town. Stellenbosch is 22 miles away. Free private parking is available
on site. The accommodation has a satellite flat-screen TV. There is also
a kitchenette, fitted with a microwave, toaster and refrigerator. Every
unit is equipped with a private bathroom with a bathtub or shower. Towels
are provided. Panorama is 5 miles from 5 On Lowry Cole, and Camps Bay is
11 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Cape Town International
Airport, 11 miles from 5 On Lowry Cole.
RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
View, Self-Catering Apartment, TABLE VIEW
in Table View, Bergh View offers an outdoor pool and is 5 kilometres from
the Bloubergstrand beachfront. The apartment features a patio with scenic
views of Table Mountain. The modern apartment has a wooden deck offering
views of the lush Rietvlei area and comes with table and chairs, as well
as BBQ facilities. It includes a fully equipped, stylish kitchen and a
lounge. The bathroom has a bath and shower combination. The property serves
a continental breakfast daily, and other meals can be enjoyed at restaurants
within a 10-minute drive from Bergh View. Bayside Shopping Centre is 3
km away. Cape Town city centre and the V&A Waterfront is 20 km away,
and Cape Town International Airport can be reached within 25 km. Sleeps
Oasis Guesthouse, Guest House & Self-Catering Apartments, BLOUBERG/TABLE
Guesthouse is the only one situated next to the Rietvlei Nature Reserve
with direct access to its water sport club facilities. Breathtaking views
of Table Mountain and its surrounding suburbs can be enjoyed from all over
our property. Birdlife, especially Flamingos, and Pelicans can be observed
all year round. We are situated in a very cosy neighbourhood and within
walking distance from Bay Side Shopping Centre, which contains restaurants,
cinemas, shops and a supermarket. Apartment with own bathroom
and kitchen. Additional sleeper couch for up to four adults. Uninterrupted
views of Table Mountain and Rietvlei Nature Reserve. Apartment with
kitchenette and views into garden and pool area. Contains queen-size bed
and sleeper couch for additional two persons....
BELLVILLE SELF-CATERING APARTMENTS
a suburb situated inland in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town - close to
Tyger Valley shopping centre and Bellville Golf Course. Views of Tygerberg
Mountain, only 15 minutes from the City Centre, Airport and Bloubergstrand.
All major tourist attractions
are easy accessible as well as business venues (Tyger Valley, Century City,
map of Bellville