Hug the coastal road from Muizenberg for 15 kilometres and you’ll reach the quaintest historical naval town of Simon’s Town, recently made famous by SA’s Oscar-winning Octopus Teacher, where this incredible doccie was filmed in the pristine African Kelp Forest in False Bay.
Following the trend of city-dwellers visiting outlying areas to work and play, Simon’s Town is enticing visitors to escape the Winter blues from June to August this year and enjoy up to 30% secret specials on participating accommodation, restaurants, activities and lots more.
Choose from a wide range of participating accommodation, whether it’s a whole house for family and friends, guesthouses, B&Bs, self-catering establishments, and hotels, most of them boasting magnificent views of False Bay.
Book a local activity, from viewing the marine big five through a variety of water sports and activities, from water bikes and kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing to shark expeditions, and boat trips to view the Southern Right and Humpback whales, dolphins, seals, and the renowned African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (which is now rising to global prominence courtesy of Penguin Town on Netflix).
You can also book guided driving, walking or hiking experiences along the coast or in the mountains and there are magnificent cycling routes across the pristine southern peninsula and Cape Point National Park. Not to forget a game on the challenging sea-facing 9-hole golf course, or a luxurious visit to one of the local spas for a bit of indulgence.
Simon’s Town boasts a selection of restaurants from casual to fine dining. Stroll down the historic main road for some retail therapy then treat yourself to decadent cakes, pastries, breakfast or lunch at award winning The Sweetest Thing Patisserie. Across the road, you can explore the rich cultural and historic town heritage at Simon’s Town Museum, SA Naval Museum and Simon’s Town Heritage Museum.
If you are interested in marine biology, then join the international research centre for the day and enjoy some secret specials – you’ll be introduced to the marine life of South Africa, learn how to ID fish and shark species and collect data alongside marine biologists working on an international database collaboration. And if this isn’t enough there are fabulous pelagic birding trips that go out way beyond Cape Point in search of the amazing array of Albatrosses.
Find out more information about the Simon’s Town Winter secret specials from June to the end of August 2021 at: https://simonstown.com/whats-on/simons-town-secret-season-specials