Simons Town Adventures

Simon's Town Adventures, a list of Things To Do this weekend!

A quaint Victorian street façade, fish and chips shops and seagulls wheeling overhead, might not sound like a place in Africa but this historic town, is located on the false bay coastline along the Cape Peninsular only 40km from the city of Cape Town. And like most towns in South Africa, there’s a vibrant adventure hub here too, not to mention plenty of sunshine. Simonstown is wedged between sea and mountains providing…

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Simon's Town Adventures, a list of Things To Do this weekend!

A quaint Victorian street façade, fish and chips shops and seagulls wheeling overhead, might not sound like a place in Africa but this historic town, is located on the false bay coastline along the Cape Peninsular only 40km from the city of Cape Town. And like most towns in South Africa, there’s a vibrant adventure hub here too, not to mention plenty of sunshine. Simonstown is wedged between sea and mountains providing locations for both water sports and terrestrial adventures. Once you’ve explored Simonstown’s historic mile, perhaps visited a museum or two and had some down time watching yachts drift by from your chilled perch at a waterfront restaurant, its time to get out and about. Simonstown’s natural beauty and unique adventure offerings are worth allocating time to. 

Earmarked as a safe harbour in 1687 by the Dutch governor Simon Van Der Stel and now South Africa’s naval base, excellent boat tours of all kind feature high on the agenda. Exciting trips that hug the rugged coastline to Cape Point are popular with visitors. Encounters with Southern Right whales, sharks, dolphins and Cape fur seals are just some of the many attractions of this area.

Simonstown is also home to a penguin colony. Observing these endearing creatures while Kayaking in the azure waters off Boulders Beach is one of the special experiences you can do in Simonstown. For the adventurous, scuba diving offers a chance for immersion into marine ecology distinctive for its water rockeries of large granite boulders, kelp forests and rich sea life.

On land, perhaps reflecting its military status, there are several fun target shooting activities on offer. Hiking in the mountains around Simonstown and along the stunning coastline is also possible. In summer Capetonians come to Simonstown to escape the wild South Easter; perfect little wind protected white sandy beaches nestle amongst giant granite boulders and penguins often waddle past your towel.

Simonstown’s proximity to Cape Point and all its 7,750 hectares of wild beauty provides magnificent hiking and cycling opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. For those who like their weekend getaways a perfect combination of high energy activity and ocean-lulled chill time, Simonstown is the destination for you.

Simons Town Adventures

Action Shooting

Shooting Adventures in Simon's Town, Cape Town. They also offer clay pigeon shooting and target shooting. Available for bachelor parties, company team building and birthday parties. Guns are serious things so it’s pretty dumb to think you know how to use one from watching Clint...

Adventure Biking

Adventure Biking in Simons Town - Guided Motorbike Tours. Feeling the call to head for open spaces and freedom? An adventure biking holiday in Simons Town with one of our highly professional biking outfits will feed body and soul. This is an experience that will invite...

Boat Charters

Boat Charters in Simon's Town is definitely a fun thing to do when you visit Cape Town.  Simon’s town sits in a sheltered corner of False Bay.  So much more sheltered than the port of Cape Town that the Dutch used it in the 1600’s as an overwintering harbour...

Boat Trips

Boat Trips in Simon's Town, Cape Town. You can choose between short tours of Simon's Town Harbour, trips to Seal Island, whale watching trips or pelagic birding trips. Simon's Town is the biggest harbour in Cape Town’s beautiful False Bay. Other activities on offer in Simon's Town...

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay Pigeon Shooting in Simon's Town, Cape Town. This is a fantastic team building activity, great for bachelor parties or birthday parties. Clay pigeons fly pretty fast but they’re not very skilled at evasion, so you should quickly pick up the not particularly useful but fun art of shooting...

Harley-Davidson Tour

Harley-Davidson Tours in Simon's Town, Cape Town. An iconic ride for an iconic place. If you love bikes, this is the dream tour for you. And as the Romans used to say “all roads lead to” Simon’s Town. The scenic coastal road that runs along the coast to Cape Point makes its way...

Kayaking

Kayaking in Simon's Town, Cape Town. Sea kayakers who paddle regularly from Simon's Town are occasionally rewarded with sightings of dolphins and even whales. Seals and penguins are regular sightings but that doesn’t make them any less interesting. You can do an escorted kayaking trail...

Motorcycle Tours

Motorcycle Tours in Simon's Town, Cape Town. With some of the most beautiful coastal roads, passes, ocean and mountain scenery surrounding it, a Simon’s Town motorcycle tour is one of the best ways to explore the Cape Peninsula. A motorcycle tour will give you a sense of being close to the...

Scooter Tours

Scooter Tours in Simon's Town, Cape Town. Consider a scooter tour starting and ending in the picturesque little naval suburb of Simon’s Town, adventure hub of the South Peninsula. Zipping around the South Western tip of Africa on a scooter is fun and freedom personified. After visiting Boulder’s...

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving in Simon's Town, Cape Town - PADI Courses. The Cape Peninsula is the transitional zone between two extremely contrasting oceanic systems, the warm Agulhas current that sweeps down the east coast and the icy nutrient rich Benguela current creating a marine environment that supports...

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking in Simon's Town, Cape Town is a great family activity. Guided sea kayaking trips from Simon's Town are suitable for all levels of paddlers, even complete beginners. The sit-on-top double kayaks are very stable and easy to paddle so you can join a short trip even if you’ve...

Seal Viewing Trips

Seal Viewing Trips in Simon's Town, Cape Town. A boat trip out from Simon's Town Harbour to Seal Island in the middle of False Bay is about more than seals. The island is absolutely covered in wall to wall seals, which is not surprising considering the name, but you are also likely to see lots...

Shark Diving

Shark Diving in Simon's Town, Cape Town. Head out into the deep ocean off Cape point for a full day shark diving adventure. No cage, no barriers; just you in the indigo waters eye to eye with the elegant blue shark. The blue shark is the most abundant of all sharks but are rarely found close to...

Snorkeling

Snorkelling in Simons Town - Fun Things To Do. A snorkelling safari is not the kind of safari that comes to mind when you think of Simons Town, but it should! Firstly, snorkelling is a fabulous family adventure. Unlike diving which requires arduous training, snorkelling has a low barrier to entry.

Target Shooting

Target Shooting in Simon's Town, Cape Town. It looks easy in the movies but when you start doing target shooting you realise it’s not quite that simple. So you need a safe place to practice and this quarry shooting range in Simon's Town close to Cape Town fits the bill. They also offer...

Water Bikes

Water Bikes in Simon's Town, Cape Town. A waterbike adventure in Simon’s Town is a great activity for visitors to Cape Town as well as locals looking for a fun outing for the whole family! The novelty of riding a waterbike would be enough fun for anyone but the stunning and ecologically...

Whale Watching

Whale watching in Simon's Town, Cape Town. False Bay is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations for southern right whales who head up here from Antarctica as winter approaches and stay until summer is well on the way back. You can see lots of whales from the road all the way from Muizenberg...