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Simonstown - Quick Facts
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- Most tourists come here to see the natural penguin colony. You can either just watch them from the outside or you pay a small entrance fee and can even go swimming with these cute little animals on Boulder's Beach.
- Another attraction is the South african Naval Museum which introduces the visitor to the naval world.
- The architecture of Simon's Town shows the dutch and british influence.
- Plan a stop in Simon's Town when you are on your way further down to the Cape of Good Hope.
When to go
When choosing to have a picnic at Boulder's Beach be aware of the Spring Tide, so don't come to late after noon or the beach will be flooded and you won't have a place to sit.
How to get there
You can get to Simon's Town either by car (M3 south) or by train (it's the last station from Cape Town).
Most international airlines fly to South Africa (e.g. South African Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, airberlin/LTU, Turkish Airlines, KLM)
Direct flights to Johannesburg are offered all year long, while direct flights to Cape Town depend on the season
Use local airlines (1time, Kulula, Mango) to get around
No visa required for nearly all nationalities. You get a tourist visa at the airport which allows you to stay 90 days and can be renewed at Home Affairs.
Waiters/waitresses get a minimum salary, so it is common to add 10% tip to the bill.