Must see attractions in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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,…

  • 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…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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…

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    Kalk Bay Harbour

    This picturesque harbour is best visited in the morning, when the community’s fishing boats pitch up with their daily catch and a lively quayside market…

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    Long Beach

    For breezy beach walks, it doesn’t get much better than this aptly named stretch of white sand. There are stunning views up the mountainous coastline as…

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    Buffels Bay

    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.

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    Peers Cave

    Actually an overhang, this cave is named after Victor Peers, who, with his son Bertie, started excavating the site in 1927, collecting evidence of Khoe…

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    South African Naval Museum

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

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    Heritage Museum

    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…

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    Just Nuisance Statue

    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…

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    Cape Point Ostrich Farm

    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…

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    Simon’s Town Museum

    This rambling museum traces the history of Simon’s Town, with displays ranging from maritime exhibits to a room dedicated to Just Nuisance, the local…

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    St James Beach

    This small beach, next to St James train station, has colourful bathing chalets and a tidal pool for safe swimming. It's popular with families.