Perry Ann Coon’s favourite places and things to do
We have a number of lovely restaurants from Glencairn to Simon’s
Town with stunning views. Dixies Restaurant and Pub (021 786 2106), is well known for its reasonably priced Sunday lunches. The Harbour Bay Mall is a welcome shopping destination with a few restaurants: Saveur
(021 786 1919), One Three Six (021 180 4776) and Cattle Baron (021 712 9905), to name a few. The eateries in the area offer everything from fish and chips (Salty Sea Dog, 021 786 1918) to fine dining (The Lighthouse Café 021 786 9000, Bertha’s 021 786 2138).
Simon’s Town has the most beautiful and pristine beaches all the way to Cape Point. Boulders Beach must be the most well known and beautiful; it’s sheltered from the south-easterly winds; of course the penguins are the main attraction.
Simon’s Town offers much from whale watching,
Seal Island boat trips, seal and broadnose sevengill shark scuba diving, shark cage diving and kayaking. We have museums, a golf and yacht club, a fishing club and the Scratch Patch Mineral World (021 786 2020), plus some unusual, crafty shops. There is also the iconic Just Nuisance statue on Jubilee Square which pays tribute to the great Dane which befriended sailors during World War II. He was given official rank in the Royal Navy and buried with full military honours.
Ships, boats, yachts, sailors and all things maritime are part of Simon’s Town’s heritage – we even have a dedicated maritime school the Lawhill Maritime Centre at Simon’s Town High (021 786 2106).