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Tourism in Simon's Town, a village and naval base nestled on the shores of False Bay, thrives primarily thanks to the area's famous African penguin colony. A small beach near the town shelters a large population of the endangered penguins, attracting tourists from all over the world. Besides hanging out and swimming with the charming creatures, things to do in Simon's Town include museum visits and walks along the picturesque waterfront, lined with an array of shops and restaurants. Plan how to spend your time in Simon's Town and other destinations in South Africa using our South Africa trip maker website.

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Popular things to do in Simon's Town

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Beach
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shark Diving
Pisces Divers
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Shark Diving
Shark Explorers
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Military Museum
South African Naval Museum
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Simon's Town

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Peregrine Farm Stall Grabouw
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
Elgin Railway Market Elgin
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Grabouw
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Almenkerk Wine Estate Elgin
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Simon's Town

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Specialty Museum
Simon's Town Museum
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Military Museum
SAS Assegaai Museum
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Warrior Toy Museum
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Gallery
Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery
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Duration: 30 minutes

Wildlife in Simon's Town

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Big Blue Fishing Charters
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Scuba / Snorkeling
Ollava Scuba Day Tours
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Cape Town Dive Centre
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Duration: 4 hours
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Shark Diving
Shark Seekers
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Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Simon's Town

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Spa
Tranquility Health & Beauty Studio
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Fishing Charter / Tour
Trident Ecocharters
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Fun & Games
False Bay Firearm Training Academy
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Natural History Museum
Noorul Islam Heritage Museum
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Simon's Town

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Beach
Foxy Beach
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Scratch Patch & Mineral World
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Simon's Town

Simon's Town provides visitors with a wide range of lodgings, most of which cluster near Boulders Beach, home of the famous African penguin colony. Accommodations in Simon's Town vary in style and price ranges, so you'll be able to choose between affordable hostels and campsite options, cozy guesthouses, rental properties, and upscale hotels with seaside views.
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