Buffels Bay

Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

This sheltered bay within the Cape Point section of Table Mountain National Park offers sweeping views across False Bay and a sea pool for safe swimming.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula attractions

1. Cape of Good Hope

2.74 MILES

This 77.5-sq-km section of Table Mountain National Park includes awesome scenery, fantastic walks, great birdwatching and often-deserted beaches. The…

2. Cape Point Ostrich Farm

4.43 MILES

There’s ostriches aplenty at this family-run farm, restaurant and tourist complex just 500m from Cape Point’s main gate. Regular tours of the breeding…

3. Boulders Penguin Colony

8.44 MILES

This picturesque area, with enormous boulders dividing small, sandy coves, is home to a colony of some 3000 delightful African penguins. A boardwalk runs…

4. Just Nuisance's Grave

8.69 MILES

The grave of this famous local Great Dane, who was adopted as a navy mascot in WWII, makes for a pleasant (but uphill) walk from the harbour, with good…

5. Simon's Town Mosque

8.75 MILES

This handsome, still functioning mosque was rebuilt in the late 1920s. The original was constructed in 1888, and there also used to be a madrasa (Islamic…

6. Heritage Museum

8.82 MILES

Simon’s Town had a 7000-strong community of people of colour before apartheid forcibly removed most of them, mainly to the suburb of Ocean’s View, over on…

7. Just Nuisance Statue

8.84 MILES

Immortalised in bronze in 1985 by artist Jean Doyle, this famous local canine mascot lived from 1937 to 1944 and is fondly remembered for befriending…

8. South African Naval Museum

8.93 MILES

Principally for naval enthusiasts, this museum nonetheless has plenty of interesting exhibits, including model ships and submarines, uniforms and a life…