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Cape Town is the Place to be in 2014

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Simon's Town Harbour
Simon's Town Harbour
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View from 2nd Bedroom
View from Felsensicht bedroom
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Penguins at Boulders Beach
Penguins at Boulders Beach
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Funicular Railway at Cape Point
Funicular Railway at Cape Point
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Picture by Len Du Preez



Kalk Bay Harbour
Kalk Bay Harbour
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Turquoise Waters near Boulders
Turquoise False Bay Waters
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Talking Penguins
Talking Penguins
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Reini, Lynne, Wendy, Gail & Richard, Felsensicht Mar '22
Family and Friends
Sundowners on our Deck
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Simon's Town and its Surroundings

Description of Simon's Town

Simon's Town itself is a quaint and interesting little town. The Simon's Town waterfront is an extremely attractive area with a number of small boutiques selling clothing, artistic items, bric a brac and souvenirs. There is an excellent choice of restaurants within walking and/or driving distance of Felsensicht including Seaforth Restaurant, The Meeting Place, Saveur, The Salty Sea Dog, Café Pescado, Just Sushi, The Quarter Deck and, 2½ km from our home towards the south, The Black Marlin (see below for further information and restaurant links). We also have a food delivery service called Dashers (+27 66 244 6257) which delivers pre-cooked meals from a variety of restaurants in the area. Simon's Town is well known for its Naval Museum, Toy Museum and Simon's Town Cultural Museum. The Scratch Patch is also an important tourist attraction where one can 'scratch' for a wide variety of beautiful gemstones.

Beaches and Sporting Activities

The Boulders Beach National Heritage Site is extremely popular with visitors. It is 2 km from the centre of Simon's Town (1 km from Felsensicht Holiday Home), and, as well as enjoying the Boulders Beach, visitors can enjoy seeing and photographing the many penguins which have taken up residence here. Fisherman's Beach is a mere 2 minute walk from our holiday home, Felsensicht. It is perfect for children and adults alike who enjoy boogie boarding and body surfing. Nearby beaches with quieter rock pools and lagoons are ideal for children, and exploring the rocks and boulders strewn along the coastline is a wonderfully rewarding activity. Sporting activities in and around the Simon's Town area include swimming, body-boarding, surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, scuba diving, big game and shore fishing, yachting at the Simon's Town yacht club, golf, squash and bowls at the Simon's Town Country Club, birding, boat trips out to sea and cycling.

Climate, History and Places of Interest

The Cape is an area which experiences a Mediterranean climate - warm summers and cool winters. The rainy season is during the winter months but often one is fortunate to enjoy clear skies and warm days during the winter season. Simon's Town itself is an historic town which grew up as a result of the naval base which was originally established here. A visit to the Victoria and Albert Waterfront in Cape Town is a must, as well as a trip up Table Mountain in the cable car. A visit to the world renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens should also be on all visitors' lists to Cape Town. The Cape Point Nature reserve is a very popular destination for visitors to Cape Town. Once at Cape Point, one can take the funicular up to the lighthouse and enjoy the glorious view of both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Further afield, one can enjoy a day out in the wine lands, sampling the excellent Cape Wines in the Stellenbosch, Swellendam, Paarl or Franschoek areas.

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Restaurants in the Area

  • The Lighthouse Café in the centre of Simon’s Town (best in the peninsula)

  • The Sav Café in the Harbour Bay Mall (excellent cuisine)

  • The Cattle Baron also in the Harbour Bay Mall (excellent steakhouse)

  • The Blue Kiwi Conscious Eatery and Speciality Deli in the Harbour Bay Mall: Open 8 am to 6 pm every day

  • Saveur in the centre of Simon’s Town

  • The Black Marlin which is 2 and a half km south of Felsensicht towards Cape Point (mostly for big tourist groups)

  • Berthas in the centre of Simon’s Town (also for big tourist groups)

  • Pescado in the centre of Simon’s Town (pizzas, pastas, burgers, steaks and delicious sea food - particularly prawns) 

  • The Sweetest Thing for pastries, breakfasts and lunches (in Simon’s Town)

  • Fran’s Place in Jubilee Square, Simon’s Town centre

  • Salty Seadog at the Simon’s Town harbour (excellent battered fish and chips, calamari etc). Best to order takeaways and enjoy your fish and chips on the patio at Felsensicht.

  • The Celebration Café in Simon’s Town for breakfasts and lunches

  • Hickory Shack (Barbecue Restaurant and Brewery in the centre of Simon’s Town)

  • Dixie’s in Glencairn (delicious seafood, pizza and grills)

  • The Galley in Fish Hoek at the beach

  • Olympia Cafe in Kalk Bay

  • Harbour House in Kalk Bay (probably the best and most expensive restaurant in the Cape Peninsula)

  • Cape Point Restaurant – at Cape Point itself – also for big tourist groups – breakfasts and lunches

  • Then, home-made, al fresco meals at Felsensicht are also superb when sitting on the patio with fabulous views of False Bay, whale sightings etc.

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