The charming seaside village of Simon’s Town in False Bay affords visitors and residents a welcome refuge from the bright lights of the city. With strong ties to naval and maritime history, Simon’s Town property is favoured by retirees, families and local and international visitors. There’s a strong influence of old British architecture in many houses for sale in Simon’s Town as well as the quaint street side shops that line the main road. Many Simon’s Town properties have been renovated over the years to maintain their Victorian-esque charm while others have been built from scratch according to individual owner’s tastes. 

Properties closer toward the shore tend to be smaller but further up the mountain slope are houses to rent that feature up to 4 bedrooms and beautiful views of the ocean. This warm, close-knit community offers a beachside lifestyle with a thriving harbour and delightful little beach. Houses to rent in Simon’s Town are ideally suited to explore the beautiful natural surroundings and many are within walking distance of shops and cafes. A popular pastime for residents and visitors is a trip to Boulders Beach - home to a colony of African penguins. Find out more about life in this beautiful location between Fish Hoek and Cape Point by exploring our available Simon’s Town properties.

Explore Simon’s Town

Fabulous food

Fabulous food

Bertha’s Restaurant, the Tibetan Teahouse and Cafe Pescado are a few of the local favourites. You can also enjoy fresh seafood at the Simon’s Town Waterfront or a sweet treat or coffee from a deli or bakery in town.



With False Bay to the east, Table Mountain Nature Reserve to the west and the majestic Cape Peninsula to the south, outdoor activities are ripe for the picking. Here you can enjoy hiking trails, fishing and boat trips from the harbour. 



Due to its rich history, Simon’s Town is home to landmarks such as the beloved Just Nuisance statue, the Roman Rock Lighthouse and the Martello Tower which is one of the oldest surviving Corsican-pattern towers in the world. Be sure pop in for a visit at the South African Naval Museum.



Join the golfing community at the Simon’s Town Country Club to discover where the locals tee off. A popular pastime is sea-kayaking with the local Seven Seas Club and for the adrenaline-seekers, there’s the option of shark cage diving.

Living in Simon’s Town

Areas near to Simon’s Town

Clovelly, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, Kommetjie, Muizenberg, Noordhoek, Scarborough,


Simon’s Town School provides education for all ages, unique in the fact that it offers Maritime Studies and Hospitality as school subjects. There are other schools in nearby Fish Hoek and the University of Cape Town can be reached in under an hour.


The Simon’s Town Waterfront serves as the central hub of the town with clothing boutiques, arts and crafts shops, bookstores and more. Here, you’ll also find a range of grocery shops for your everyday needs.


False Bay Hospital and the public clinic in Fish Hoek are fully equipped to offer general and specialised treatments.


There is a train station in town which connects to the CBD and Southern Suburbs, both of which can also be accessed by car in under an hour. The Cape Town International Airport is about a 50 minute drive away.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius