Mariner Guesthouse, (1 of the 10 chosen small businesses in Africa), had the opportunity this year to take part in

The World Trade Market’s “Speed Marketing Sessions”.

Take a look at our presentation presented by Liesel Coetser (owner):

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Slow down & enjoy the magic of Autumn…

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Relax and rejuvenate in the beautiful Cape Peninsula, don’t miss out on our 2015 Autumn special.

Book direct and get 20% discount.

A complimentary bottle of wine will be in your room on arrival!

Valid for 2 adults sharing a room, from 7 April – 31 May 2015 only.

Minimum 2-night stay. Standard rates from R 695 per person sharing per night.

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The Cape Peninsula Mobile App offers the user booking options for:

Accommodation
Places to Eat
Activity
Travel Info and much more to the locals and tourists across the Cape Peninsula.

The Cape Peninsula App also offer:
Travel Info, a static map of the Peninsula, Geo location map to track your location to help you find your way.

The Cape Peninsula App caters for local and international tourists visiting the Cape Peninsula in Cape Town, South Africa.

More features include:
*Mobile Coupons
*Upcoming Events
*Photos
*Fan Photos (upload your own)
*Videos
*News
*Enquiry Form

Follow this link to download the App for free:

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We’re proud to announce our Top 100 Establishment Winners in the 2015 TravelGround Awards!

The #TGAwards is an opportunity for us to honour our most outstanding establishments in various towns, cities, and tourism regions of South Africa. These establishments have excelled in providing quality customer service and have consistently received good reviews.

Congratulations to the winners: http://bit.ly/1xalD4E

 

 

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“Simonites” who live in this unique and attractive town will affirm that the best times of the year in Simon’s Town are the early and late winter months. These are the months when the rest of the Cape Peninsula is cold, wet and windy!

The secret lies in the fact that Simon’s Town is one of only three or four sea-side towns in South Africa that are north-facing, and Simon’s Bay is also sheltered from the strong north-west winter winds by the Cape Peninsula mountain chain on its northern and western aspects.

The climatic advantages of this sheltered bay, compared to the storm ravaged Table Bay, were appreciated by Simon van der Stel when in 1687 he personally surveyed and named Simon’s Bay. His recommendation to the Dutch East India Company (VOC), that Simon’s Bay become the winter harbour for their ships, was only implemented in 1744 after many sailing ships had been storm-wrecked in Table Bay. The Royal Navy also appreciated the safe shelter of Simon’s Bay and moved the headquarters of the Cape Fleet there in 1814. Simon’s Town has remained the main South African Naval Base ever since.

The historic village faces the sheltered bay with its placid waters which change colour with the tides and temperatures of the sea, or reflect the pale pink and silver shades of sunset. In winter the sun rises in splendid morning colours over the Hottentots-Holland Mountains across False Bay, and bathes Simon’s Town in warm winter sunshine for a far longer day than in most other places in the Cape Peninsula.

Of course it does rain occasionally in winter, but the long, cold and dreary days, associated with the Cape in winter are few. Even the strong, sometimes gale-force, north-west winds do not cause the havoc and damage seen along the Atlantic coast and in Table Bay.

The residents of Simon’s Town therefore seldom find it necessary to light a home fire or indoor heater in winter. In the mornings they sit on their sun-filled balconies overlooking the calm waters of Simon’s Bay, the busy harbour and the yacht basin. When the rain does come, it is usually very welcome!

Read more: http://www.simonstown.com/articles/secret-season.htm