The surrounding area Offers:
Within easy walking distance:
Perfect for swimming, rock-pool paddling, etc.
Simons Town Country Club
9-hole links course and squash courts.
Home of the world-renowned colony of entrancing African Penguins or “jackass” penguins as they are know for the extraordinary call. Also a very sheltered swimming beach ideal for little ones, human and penguin alike!
One of the highest peaks in the range that extends from Table Mountain all the way to Cape Point stands directly above Cape Seaforever and affords the most spectacular walks to the top. Briskly, 2 hrs up, 1,5 hrs down but there are many shorter and gentler options that take in the mountain’s fantastic array of fynbos species, birds and lizards.
Within easy driving distance:
Historic Simons Town
With its many good coffee shops and restaurants, pharmacy, banks, museums and harbour (5 mins).
Offers kayaking, yachting, fishing, whale watching, shark spotting and scenic boat trips.
From where you can take the train on a beautiful coastal ride to Cape Town or various points between.
Cape Point National Park
10 mins to the gate, plus another 15 to Cape Point itself.
With its main shopping street and long sandy beach; also nearby Longbeach Mall with a good selection of stores and supermarkets (15 mins)
The active, picturesque fishing village that has developed a character all of its own. Many antique shops, restaurants, etc. (20 mins) On less windy days there is a water taxi that operates between Simon’s Town and Kalk Bay.
“the most beautiful garden in Africa” (45 mins)
Including Table Mountain and the famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (60 mins)
Stellenbosch and the Cape Wine Region
(70 mins) reached via a wonderful scenic drive round False Bay.