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Self-Catering, Holiday and Vacation Rental Villas & Cottages in  the Western Cape, South Africa - 
Cape Point Route - Simon's Town

ALSO SEE: Fish Hoek - Hout Bay - Kommetjie - Muizenberg - Noordhoek - St James - Scarborough
Penguins on Boulders Beach
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Simon's Town is a village and a naval base in South Africa, near Cape Town. It is located on the shores of False Bay, on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula. 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.  The land rises steeply from near the water's edge and the picturesque village is boxed in along the shoreline by the heights above.
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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 trains!  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).
La Maison Dorries La Maison Dorries, Holiday Home, SIMON'S TOWN
Featuring free WiFi and sea views, La Maison Dorries is a holiday home, set in Simon?s Town. Guests benefit from terrace. Free private parking is available on site. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is offered.Cape Point is 17 km from La Maison Dorries, while Boulders Beach is 1 km away. The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 29 km from the property.
Felsensicht Holiday Home Felsensicht Holiday Home, Beachfront Self-Catering Villa, SIMON'S TOWN
Superbly situated near Boulders Beach, Simonís Town, with a 180° view of False Bay stretching from Muizenberg in the north to Cape Point in the south. Felsensicht is a 4 star, ultra-modern, large, attractive and wonderfully comfortable home. It is beautifully furnished with all mod cons. All necessary linen, cutlery, crockery, glassware, pots, pans etc are provided. We are a 2-minute walk from Fisherman's Beach and a 20-minute walk from the world famous penguins. We can accommodate up to 6 persons in 2 double rooms and 1 twin room. The accommodation is self-catering. Children are welcome. Please note that we are a non-smoking establishment.  RedButton Internet hotspots are installed throughout the house.
Rocklands House Rocklands House, Self-Catering Villa, SIMON'S TOWN
This property is 10 minutes walk from the beach. Rocklands House is a double-storey home located in Simonís Town. The house offers stunning views of False Bay and comes with 4 bedrooms with sea view. It features an outdoor pool and a hot tub. Rocklands has an open-plan, fully equipped kitchen with adjoining dining area and lounge. Two of the rooms are situated on the upper level, leading onto a deck with a Weber barbecue and hot tub. The house has an entertainment area with a lounge, kitchenette, pool table, table tennis board and built-in sauna. An array of activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings, including hiking and golfing. The property offers free parking. Boulders Beach is 2 km away and Cape Point can be reached within 30 minutes by car. 
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