Attractions

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Cape of Good Hope

This 77.5-sq-km section of Table Mountain National Park includes awesome scenery, fantastic walks, great birdwatching and often-deserted beaches. The reserve is commonly referred to as Cape Point, after its most dra…
Top Choice Bird Sanctuary in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Boulders Penguin Colony

This picturesque area, with enormous boulders dividing small, sandy coves, is home to a colony of some 3000 delightful African penguins. A boardwalk runs from the Boulders Visitor Centre at the Foxy Beach end of the…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Silvermine Nature Reserve

The Silvermine Reservoir, a beautiful spot for a picnic or a leisurely walk on the wheelchair-accessible boardwalk, is the focal point of this section of Table Mountain National Park. The placid reservoir waters are…
Top Choice Winery in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Cape Point Vineyards

This small vineyard known for its fine sauvignon blanc has a spectacular setting overlooking Noordhoek Beach. Enjoy the wines with a picnic (R395 for two, book at least a day ahead; 11am to 5pm Friday to Wednesday) …
Arts Centre in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Casa Labia Cultural Centre

This magnificent seaside villa built in 1930 was once the palatial home of Italian ambassador Count Natale Labia and his South African wife. It now hosts a program of concerts, lectures and events, as well as exhibi…
Beach in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Noordhoek Beach

This magnificent 5km stretch of beach is favoured by surfers and horse riders. It tends to be windy, and dangerous for swimmers. The Hoek, as it is known to surfers, is an excellent right beach break at the northern…
Farm in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Imhoff Farm

There’s plenty to see and do at this attractive historic farmstead just outside Kommetjie. Among the attractions are craft shops and art studios; a cafe, sushi bar and the Blue Water Cafe restaurant; a snake and rep…
Beach in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Muizenberg Beach

Popular with families, this surf beach is famous for its row of colourfully painted Victorian bathing chalets. Surfboards can be hired and lessons booked at several shops along Beach Rd. The beach shelves gently and…
Science Centre in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Save Our Seas Shark Education Centre

This educational centre encourages awareness, protection, conservation and the sustainable fishing of sharks worldwide. The state-of-the-art exhibits, ranging from a touch pool to a microscope bench, appeal to adult…
Museum in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Rhodes Cottage Museum

Staffed by volunteer guides from the Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society, this thatched cottage houses a museum dedicated to Cecil Rhodes. The much-maligned British colonialist died in the front bedroom in 19…