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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 Tapas in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Salt

Offering a gastronomic take on False Bay cool, Salt serves mains such as wild kudu goulash, but your best bet is to focus on the small plates (R45), which range from wasabi-dusted calamari to bratwurst with homemade…
Top Choice International in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Foodbarn

Expect rustic, delicious bistro dishes with suggested wine pairings at master chef Franck Dangereux's restaurant in the relaxed surrounds of Noordhoek Farm Village. The separate, book-lined deli-bakery-cafe (mains R…
Top Choice International in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Blue Water Cafe

A lovely place to enjoy breakfast, simple-but-good lunch dishes including pizza, pasta, seafood and gourmet salads, or a craft beer with a sweeping view. The stoep (porch) of this historic property at the heart of I…
Top Choice Bar in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Tiger's Milk

There's a panoramic view of Muizenberg Beach through the floor-to-ceiling window of this hangar-like bar and restaurant. It's open all day for food (good pizza and steaks; mains R110), but is more of a sundowner ven…
Top Choice Bakery in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Olympia Cafe & Deli

Setting a high standard for relaxed rustic cafes by the sea, Olympia bakes its own breads and pastries. It’s great for breakfast, and its Mediterranean-influenced lunch dishes are delicious, too – particularly the h…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Kalk Bay Modern

This wonderful gallery is stocked with an eclectic and appealing range of arts and crafts, and there are often exhibitions here by local artists. Check out the Art-I-San collection of printed cloth, based on designs…
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) …