- Beach / Seaside Resort
- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
Simon's Town is a small, pleasant, photogenic, tourist town that I really enjoyed exploring.
Its strategic position helped its development during the British occupation from 1806 onwards. Whilst wandering around its streets, I could see that the British Royal Navy and Dutch East India Company had clearly left their mark. For example, if you stop between two colourful and typically British facades, you'll find yourself in front of Able Seaman Just Nuisance - the only dog to be part of the British Navy! There's also the impressive Dutch Reformed Church on St. George's Street. Outside of the town centre, the villas that dot the hillside are simply stunning.
Today, Simon's Town is a must during a visit to the Cape peninsula. Boulders Beach is famous for having become the home in 1985 to a colony of African or 'Jackass' penguins. Some came within a few metres' of me whilst I was having a dip. There's no better change of scenery!