The Grosvenor Guest House is so conveniently situated that you rarely need use transport. Some of the most wonderful restaurants and interesting shops are all within walking distance of the guest house, not to mention the famous Simon's Town Naval Base, museums and many other nautical objects of interest. See below for details or consult your hosts Debbie or Natasha who will gladly advise on things to do and places to see.
This fascinating naval town, steeped in nautical history and tradition was named after the governor of the Cape Colony, Simon van der Stel who recommended that the bay be used as a safe winter anchorage by the Dutch East India Company vessels calling at the Cape.
- Aquarium Exhibits simulate local condidtions of our 2 oceans surrounding our magnificent shores & include specimens e.g. sharks, penguins, seals, sun fish and much more. This is specatacle not to be missed. Open daily 365 days a year 09H30 to 18H00
- Beaches (Simon's Town)
Boulders Beach, Foxy Beach, Seaforth Beach, Long Beach and Glencairn Beach
Charter a boat or take a boat trip out in the bay. Whatever your fancy Simon's Town offers it all including a "Water Taxi" from the Waterfront in Simon's Town. If you fancy a day out during crayfish season, no problem! Or perhaps a trip out to Seal Island. Try out a whale watching boat trip and don't forget your camera - spectacular! (more info)
Boulders (Table Mountain National Park)
Boulders, renowned for its thriving colony of African Penguins offers not only outstanding viewing opportunities for penguins and whales but a beautiful safe beach and superb photo opportunities. Elevated boardwalks provide exceptional viewing opportunities for penguins and whales during the calving season.
Cape Point is one of South Africa's most famous landmarks and a spectacle not to be missed. Take a day tour on a beautiful scenic coastal trip to visit this spectacular site.
Cape Peninsula National Park
One of the most spectacular drives in the world. From Cape Town around the Peninsula along the False Bay coastline via Cape Point and back along the Atlantic coast via Hout Bay, Clifton's famous beaches and Sea Point.
Situated at the very top of Adderley Street in Cape Town City Centre, the Company's Garden was originally established to provide fresh fruit and vegetable for the seamen sailing from Holland to Indonesia. The beautiful Garden is home to several landmark buildings including Parliament, SA Museum, SA National Gallery, Slave Lodge, St George's Cathedral, the Jewish Museum and the university of Cape Town's City Campus
Historical Sites in Simon's Town
Church of St Francis
The oldest existing Anglican Church in South Africa
Romans Rock Lighthouse
South Africa's third oldest lighthouse and the only one built on a rock
Simon's Town Museum
Built in 1777, archives the town's history and is housed in the Residency – former home of the Dutch East India Company governors.
Warrior Toy Museum
This museum showcases a unique collection of toy cars and trains, dolls and lead soldiers. Great for kids young and old.
The one and only way to see Penguins at their best, take a 2 hour kayak trip. No experience required and we'll do the booking for you!
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
60 Hectares covering the SE slopes of Table Mountain dedicated to indigenous flora. Open air concerts and recitals on Sundays, breakfasts and teas.
See the colony of African Penguins at Boulders Beach
Restaurants and eateries abound in Simon's Town. There is no way to be bored with what's on offer. Delectable Sushi, succulent seafood and delicious continental cuisine. There's something to please every palate.
The Meeting Place - 021 - 786 5678
98 St Georges Street
Salty Sea Dog - 021 - 786 1918
Bertha's Restaurant - 021 - 786 2138
1 Wharf Road
The Sweetest Thing - 021 - 786 4200
The Lighthouse Café - 021 - 786 9000
90 St Georges Street
Cafe Pescado - 021 - 786 2272
Just Sushi - 021 - 786 4340
Saveur - 021 - 786 1919
Monocle & Mermaid - 021 - 786 1370
126 St George's Street, Shop 1, St Georges Building
Just 12 kms from Cape Town, this world heritage site is not to be missed. Take a ferry ride from the V & A Waterfront to Robben Island for and informative and funfilled day.
Simon's Town and the neighbouring coastal villages offer a plethora of specialitiy shops to keep you so busy you'll forget to go home. From delicatessens to antique stores, art galleries and curio shops, too many to mention.
V & A Waterfront
A vibrant fusion of shopping, entertainment and nightlife. See the website for details.
White Shark Cage Diving
White Shark Cage Diving is a must for adrenaline junkies visiting Simon's Town. The Grosvenor Guest House partners with Apex and will be happy to make your reservation for you.