10 reasons why you have to visit Simon’s Town this summer

Originally named Simon’s Vlek after Simon van der Stel, the Dutch governor of the Cape Colony between 1677 and 1699, Simon’s Town is one of only three or four sea-side towns in South Africa that are north-facing.

Simon’s Town is steeped in history and tradition, yet has something for everyone. Activities that travellers can experience here include kayaking, boat excursions, beaches, museums, golfing, fishing and many more.

If you’re planning on visiting this charming town, here are 10 reasons why you have to visit Simon’s Town this summer. However, hire a car to get the most out of your Cape Town experience. Car hire Cape Town is your best bet of achieving this.


Sundown in Simons Town #pappmarschè #felsen #nature #water #southafrica #crazystones #stones #wanttostayabitlonger

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Friday afternoon mountain conversation w/ @samad.hoosen ?? @wohza #WOHZA @gopro #GoPro #HPSApointofview

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Supping in Simon’s Town with @alicatseyes and @tara_kohler ?

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Got to love the ocean!

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Solo little day missions are always the best! ?#summervibes #capetown #simonstown #thedeepsouth #ilovethis #summerishere

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Memories of a trip to Africa. Boulder beach. South Africa.

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Travelling through South Africa

Public transport in South Africa is quite sparse, and most attractions are generally far from each other, therefore we recommend car hire in South Africa when visiting.