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Make A Holiday Rental Apartment in Simon’s Town, South Africa Your Home Away From Home

Located on the eastern shore of the Cape Peninsula, in South Africa, sits the popular area known as Simon’s Town. This used to be a naval port in its own right, but as the nearby metropolis of Cape Town expanded, so Simon’s Town then became a suburb of this fantastic South African city. This is an area that is popular with tourists and any Simon’s Town holiday is guaranteed to place you in the ideal position to enjoy the best of both worlds: either great city excitement or a laid back quieter community feel.

Things to Do on Holiday in Simon’s Town, South Africa

Simon’s Town offers an ideal holiday atmosphere for its keen visitors and the self catering accommodation here is typically of a well-appointed standard. Much of the accommodation is likely to be provided in the form of a luxury city apartment. There are ample shopping opportunities to enjoy here and there is a convenient railway connection to downtown Cape Town if you fancy even more stores. On your Simon’s Town holidays, do try to find the time to explore the old naval dockyard that can be found here. Originally, this was a British port, but now it has been taken over by The South African Navy. Of particular note here is Martello Tower which dates back to 1796. Find out the history of this strange building and delve into why the British thought this round tower would protect the harbour from attacks by the French and Dutch at the time.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Simon’s Town, South Africa

Obviously, when on your Simon’s Town holidays, you will want to leave your comfortable self catering accommodation to explore a little further afield. With this in mind, why not head to Boulders Beach which is a mere 3km south of Simon’s Town. This is where you will be able to find and enjoy plenty of well known watersports. The beach is made up by perfect white sand here and there are plenty of little coves and nooks to explore along the coast. There has even been a colony of penguins in Boulders Beach since 1985: the kids are going to love catching a glimpse of these fascinating, flightless birds in a natural habitat for them.

Weather in Simon’s Town, South Africa

If you intend to head off on a Simon’s Town holiday, you need to bear in mind that the seasons will be the complete opposite to what you are used to back home. This means that summer is during December, January and February and at this time you can expect temperatures to reach into the high 20s degrees Celsius, on average. Winter is our summertime and temperatures still do not reach any low extremes. As the area is by the coast, you can expect rainfall at any time of the year but nothing too extreme.  

Travel to Simon’s Town, South Africa

It is most probable that your Simon’s Town holidays are likely to start by your arriving at Cape Town International airport (CPT). This is very close to Simon’s Town. There are a few airlines offering regular flights to this airport and these include South African Airways, Lufthansa, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. The majority of flights will tend to depart from London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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                                    Our stay at Mermaid Cottage

                                    5 of 5
                                    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mermaid Cottage. Everything was just right and the only complaint was the constantly strong southerlies which were a bit of a surprise! We had lovely walks around Simon's Town and visits to explore the Cape Point national park. We would very happily book again. Also to mention we found the letting agency to be most helpful with everything.
                                    • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2017
                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                    Beautiful House in a Wonderful Location

                                    5 of 5
                                    We are 3 mature couples who stayed at Felsensicht for a week in February 2017. The house is situated on a hillside above False Bay offering outstanding views of this wonderful coastline. The house is very well equipped, tastefully decorated and very well maintained. The open plan lounge area is very comfortable with loads of space for guests to sit together or for individuals to find a quiet corner. The kitchen has every thing one might need. The very spacious terrace outside the lounge offers magnificent views across the bay. Eating breakfast here was a delight. We also made use of the excellent BBQ facility. The bedrooms are comfortable and all open onto the upper balcony. Security at the property is excellent. Only a short distance from the house is a gorgeous, safe swimming beach which is a great place to take a quick dip or spend a lazy day. Gail and Rene have provided huge amounts of information about the area and its attractions. Simon's Town has a great deal to offer any visitor. Make sure you visit and swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach. Delightful! Our pick of places to eat would include Bertha's, Mangata, The Salty Sea Dog and The Black Marlin. From the moment we booked communications with Gail and Rene were very easy. Any questions were answered quickly. We recommend Felsensicht without reservation. Thanks also to Jim the Caretaker. Sadly our stay of a week was far too short.
                                    • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
                                    • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                    Fantastic

                                    5 of 5
                                    We stayed here for a month and found the cottage to be very comfortable, clean and well equipped. The views are stunning from both inside and outside the property. Yvonne and Helmo are great hosts and have a vast knowldge of the area. We would have no hesitation in recommending a stay here.
                                    • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2017
                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017