Watch: A neighbourhood guide of Simon’s Town reveals a very rich history

Simon's Town

Simon’s Town is a neighbourhood filled with history, it is home to South Africa’s Navy as well as the African Penguin and Just Nuisance.


Cape Town Tourism has been running a series called “Insiders Guide” to various neighbourhoods around Cape Town. They recently focused on the Simon’s Town neighbourhood.

The neighbourhood is rich with history and has museums on offer to keep history enthusiasts busy. The town was established in the 1600’s as part of the Dutch East India company’s trade route. It was used as a port to replenish supplies before setting sale. It only became a military asset in the 1800’s when the Royal Navy set up in Simon’s Bay and developed a base there.

There are also beautiful buildings to marvel at and amazing restuarants to visit. The Boulders Beach is always a treat, especially getting to see the fluffy African Penguin chicks. This video edition even focuses on foraging for wild foods.

Take a look at the video below and see all the great things they have to offer. Previously Cape Town Tourism created video’s for Khayelitsha, The Bo-Kaap, Mitchells Plain, Constantia and Langa to name a few.

Join us as we explore the historic town of Simon’s Town and take a trip down to majestic Cape Point, speaking to locals and learning about this magnificent area along the way. From meeting the penguins at Boulders Beach to foraging for food on the coast, be prepared to fall in love with this special part of Cape Town.

Sources: YouTube
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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