Simon's Town

Simon's Town offers views over False Bay, beaches with warmer water than Camps Bay or Clifton, a Naval Museum and views of South Africa's premier Naval Base and of course the Boulders penguin colony. It is also close to Cape Point, and Simon's Town.

Simonstown main roadTop spots

  • Simonstown Guest House (Ocean views) for its sea views and large rooms . Good spot from which to go see the Cape of Good Hope and the penguin colony.

  • Moonglow Guest House, Glencairn (on a hill overlooking the ocean, sea views)

Simon's Town accommodation directory

Here's a list of spots to stay in Simon's Town. If you would like your establishment listed, please mail cheapflights@southafrica.to.

Simonstown Guest House

20 Bennett Close
Simon's Town
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa


Tel: 021 786 5552

Moonglow Guest house

7 Bennett Close
Western Cape
South Africa


Tel: 021 786 5902

The Winston Bed and Breakfast

15 Erica Road
Murdock Valley South
Simons Town
Western Cape
South Africa



Tel: 021 786 1700
Fax:086 554 8847

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Boulders Penguin Colony

The Boulders Penguin Colony is one of 2 mainland based penguin colonies in South Africa (historically, penguins chose islands to avoid predators) - the other is in Bettys Bay. As the name suggests, the beach is strewn with granite boulders, which makes an impressive backdrop for photos of the penguins. A boardwalk has been set up, so that the birds don't come into too much contact with humans; however the penguins also frequently venture and nest out of that area, and if you swim at the nearby beach you could easily find yourself swimming with them. They look friendly but don't pet them, as they have a nasty bite.

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