Simon's Town

[of Simon's Town]

29 things to do

All Places South Africa

SAS Assegaai submarine museum

SAS Assegaai, formerly the SAS Johanna van der Merwe, was one of three Daphne-class submarines acquired from France during 1970 to 1972, which became the first submarines to serve in the South African Navy. She was renamed SAS Assegaai (Assegaai is the Afrikaans word for 'spear') in 1999 and was the last of the SA Navy’s Daphne class submarines in commission and finally decommissioned in 2003. Currently she is preserved as a floating museum but will be preserved ashore at the Naval Museum by 2013.

DO   —  +27 21 786-5243 —  Map


Right on the water's edge overlooking the harbour. As the largest restaurant in town, you should always be able to get a table here without a booking. The menu is similarly large with a good selection of steaks, fish, burgers, salads etc. Has free WiFi, however this can be temperamental.

Two and Sixpence

A pub popular with locals and visiting navies, as such you can find plaques and signed perry buoys from various countries ships hanging from the wall, along with flags draped from the ceiling. Screens numerous football games, occasional live entertainment and free WiFi.

DRINK   —  88 St Georges Street

Cafe Pescado

As with everywhere in this area you can get a great choice of steaks and seafood here, however where they really stand out from the rest of the restaurants in town are the wood fired pizzas available to eat in or take away. Has a bar at the back and free WiFi.


Fantastic food with great midweek specials, very popular so booking ahead is recommended. Tuesday night is 1/2 price steaks, Wednesday is 2 for 1 burgers and Thursday is seafood night. Closed Mondays.

Harbour View

Eat inside or out on the balcony overlooking the harbour. They also have a takeaway counter next door and sell a selection of items such as springbok or crocodile pate. Has good free WiFi.

False Bay Yacht Club

False Bay Yacht Club has a large 'Blue Flag' marina and regularly accommodates visiting yachts on local or round-the-world voyages. A variety of maintenance services can be provided.


Seaforth Restaurant

Overlooking the beach where penguins waddle around as you eat. Go on a Tuesday for their 'all you can eat' Prawn special, or Thursdays 'all you can eat' calamari.

The Meeting Place

Excellent (but expensive) food, with great views north over False Bay. There is a restaurant/cocktail bar upstairs and a deli/coffee shop downstairs.

Cycle Cape Point

This business is run by Sandy, a friendly British expat who will go out of his way to look after you. From R150 per day.

TopSail House

Budget accommodation in an old convent, which has been converted into a delightful guest lodge.

Quayside Hotel

Luxury hotel overlooking the harbour and False Bay. Part of the Relais Hotels group.

Salty Sea Dog

Fish and chips fresh from the sea. The kingklip is particularly recommended.

EAT   —  +27 21 786-1918 —  Wharf Road

British Hotel Apartments

Fully equipped self-catering apartments in the centre of Simon's Town.

Boulders Beach Lodge

Situated above Boulders Beach. Self-catering units also available.

Whaleview Manor

Guest house overlooking False Bay with friendly and caring staff.

SLEEP   —  +27 21 786-3291 —  Map

Simonstown Accommodation

Amazing mountain and sea views with secure parking and DSTV.

Lord Nelson Inn

Old-fashioned hospitality in a traditional British inn.

Central Hotel

Ideally situated in the centre of Simon's Town.

The Sweetest Thing

Coffee shop with fantastic cakes and pastries.


Self catering cottage. Magnificent sea views.

Sea Kayak Trips

Take a sea kayak trip to the Penguin colony.

DO   —  +27 82 501-8930 —  Town Jetty

Just Sushi

Arguable the best sushi in Cape Town.

Miller's point


SLEEP   —  Map



SLEEP   —  +27 21 786-1410 —  Froggy Pond

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