Simons Town Adventures

Simon's Town Adventures. A Charming Seaside Town with Endless Adventures.

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…

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Adventures in Simons Town
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Simon's Town Adventures. A Charming Seaside Town with Endless Adventures.

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.

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Simons Town Adventures

Bicycle Tours

Bicycle tours in Simons Town. Where can I bicycle tour in SA? Cycling is a fantastic activity for those that want to explore the sights and sounds of SA but don’t like the...

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...

Cycle Tours

Cycle tours in Simons Town. Where can I cycle in SA? Cycling holidays, city tours, mountain biking and more. Simons Town is criss-crossed by roads. Some go through...

Free Diving

Free diving experiences in Simons Town. Where can I free dive in SA? Below is our list of operators. You can contact any operator directly from our website. Why wait?

Guided Hiking

Guided hiking in Simons Town. Where can I do hiking in SA? Time is never more precious than when you are on holiday. If you’re lucky you have 10 days, maybe a bit...

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...