Social distancing

#Lockdown has its perks for #Africanpenguins in Simon’s Town. This is one of the reasons why our Penguin Rangers have their hands full but waddling down the street is enjoyable & safer for the birds these days, clearly!#AdoptAnEgg at and get connected to the very heart of saving this #endangeredspecies.Video credit: @MikaelaSlierKeeping our seabirds safe with #CityofCT SANParks – Table Mountain National Park and Cape Town Environmental Education Trust – CTEET

Posted by SANCCOB saves seabirds on Friday, 17 April 2020


Social distancing

Love how our local penguins are embracing the lock down, while maintaining social distancing!

Video credit: @MikaelaSlier  

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Cape Town Cycle Race, Simon’s Town

*** Cape Town Cycle Race, Simon’s Town

Cape Town Cycle Race took place right on our doorstep this morning.

We toasted the cyclists with Bucks Fizz on our balcony, before strolling down to Main Road to cheer them on, up close and personal.

Such an awesome spectacle and wonderful atmosphere!

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Penguins at Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town

*** Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town

One of our guests went to Boulders Beach yesterday and shot this video of the penguins.

How lucky are we to live here?

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Big Betsy – Simon’s Town

What a privilege to witness the 59th ceremonial firing of Big Betsy, to mark Youth Day, at Middle North Battery in Simon’s Town.
Big Betsy is the world’s largest operational cannon (9 inch Rifled Muzzle Loading Gun), which was painstakingly restored in 1984, having last been fired in 1903.
Since 2011 she has been fired at 12 noon on every South African public holiday.

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Navy’s cannon firing exercises – Simon’s Town

On Tuesday as we were passing Lower North Battery, just on the outskirts of Simon’s Town, one of the Navy’s regular firing exercises was underway.

The sound quality on the video doesn’t do it justice; the noise was absolutely deafening!

We could still hear the guns on our return to The Lookout, nearly 5 km away on the other side of Simon’s Town.




Sunny Simon’s Town

*** Views from the pool at Simon’s Town Guesthouse, The Lookout.

Looks so inviting! Pool! Beach! Lazy Days!

This is really what holidays should be about, don’t you think? Perfect weather, views that go on forever – we can see right across False Bay to the mountains!

Now the difficult decision, to go down to Boulder’s beach and visit the penguins? Or stay in and laze here around the lovely pool area with a good book?

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Views across the False Bay Shoreline


Sundowners & Views 

We may be a little biased but these must surely be one of the most spectacular views across the False Bay shoreline.

Imagine a fun-filled day in Cape Town:  taking in all the jaw-dropping scenery from atop Table Mountain, a boat trip over to Robben Island, shopping at the V&A Waterfront and then coming home for sundowners and this view at our lovely Simonstown Guesthouse, The Lookout.

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