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Things to do

There is plenty to experience in the wider Cape pensinsula area. All of the recommendations in this section lie less than an hour away by car.

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  • Scenic drives

    Some of the world's most spectacular drives lie right on our doorstep, so don't forget to take your camera with you.

  • Hiking

    Table mountain and the cape peninsula are home to many great hiking trails, suitable for all levels of fitness.

  • Surfing

    Several world-renowned surf spots are nearby, so we can get you onto a wave no matter what the wind direction.

  • Horse riding

    Gallop over miles of wide white sand, or let your horse pick her way along a shady mountain trail while you admire the views.

  • Wine tasting

    The Cape region produces world class wines, and several famous vinyards are just a few minutes' drive from Simon's Town.

  • Kirstenbosh

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is world renowned for its Cape flora collection and for the beauty of its mountain setting.

  • Fine dining

    Simon's Town has a number of excellent restaurants, and there are many more great places to eat in surrounding areas.

  • Table mountain

    If your legs aren't quite up to the task, you can always visit this world-famous landmark by cable car.