Things to do in the Area

Boulders Beach
Simon’s Town



Visit Boulders Beach and get up close and personal with the resident African penguins. There is a fee to gain access to the beach but it is well worth it for all the fantastic photo opportunities with these charming creatures.

Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
& Cape Point



Take a drive through the nature reserve and see at first hand the incredible flora and fauna that is unique to the Cape. Then proceed to Cape Point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet and enjoy lunch at this World Heritage Site.

Shark Viewing & Diving with the Sharks  




Take a boat trip from Simon’s Town harbour and experience shark breaching from the deck or for the more adventurous, climb into a shark cage and immerse yourself into their world.

Kayak Trips  




Paddle out into the waters of False Bay on any day of the year, weather permitting and view dolphins, penguins and the magnificent Hottentot Mountains, all under your own steam.

Scratch Patch  




Visit this local Simon’s Town attraction !
Have loads of fun “scratching” for your favourite tumble-polished gemstones.

Whale watching trips  




Whale Watching:
Enjoy a cruise to Cape Point, Seal Island or go whale watching (between June and November)

Simon’s Town Museums  




Whether you are interested in naval history, submarines, cultural heritage or toys, there is a museum in Simon’s Town to suit you.

Winelands / Wine tours  




Sample the best of Cape Town’s wines at Cape Point Vineyard in nearby Noordhoek, or at any of the 10 vineyards which are located just over Ou Kaapse Weg, in the beautiful Constantia Valley.

Water Bikes  




Glide across the ocean on the world’s most advanced water bike and experience the ocean around Simon’s Town, famous for its marine life & spectacular views of the surrounding Table Mountain range.

The non-motorized water bikes are eco-friendly and are designed to be used on the sea. Due to the elevated sitting position, you do not get wet and your ride is smooth and comfortable. These easy, no hassle water bikes are silent, very stable, simple to steer, do not require balancing and they do not emit emissions. No previous experience or skill is required to enjoy this truly sustainable eco-adventure.

Bus trips around Cape Town  




A ticket on the City Sightseeing bus gives you access to all the main tours – the Red City Tour, Blue Mini Peninsula Tour, Yellow Downtown Tour and the Purple Wine Tour.

All tours include informative audio commentary about the major attractions in 15 different languages.You can hop on and hop off at every stop as often as you like throughout the tour and you can change tours at overlapping bus stops.

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