Simon’s town

 Simon’s town   

Simon’s Town is a town in the Western Cape, South Africa and is home to Naval Base Simon’s Town, the South African Navy’s largest base. It is located on the shores of False Bay, on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula. For more than two centuries it has been a naval base and harbour (first for the British Royal Navy and now the South African Navy). The town is named after Simon van der Stel, an early governor of the Cape Colony. Simon’s Town is known for its gorgeous beaches, rich history, and the colony of African penguins that call it home. Quaint buildings line the historical mile from the train station to Jubilee Square, against the backdrop of mountains with innumerable picturesque hiking trails. The coast hugs the main drag, and a walk along the mile offers spectacular sea views and the chance to spot calving whales between June and November. Along the way you’ll find fantastic restaurants, craft markets, and plenty to do with kids. There are also many activities on offer for the more adventurous at heart.

Region: Western Cape
City: Cape Town

Distance: 17.54 km
Elevation Gain: 248 m
Elevation Loss: 113 m
Difficulty: 143 (Easy)
FIETS Index: 0.12 FIETS
Avg Grade: 0.86 %
Max cat climb: 4
Min elevation: 10 m
Max elevation: 149 m
Ride Category: Rollers

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