Visit the following nearby attractions when you stay at Mariner Guesthouse:

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony___________ 1 km

Shark Cage Diving _____________________ 1 km

Boat Trips and Whale watching ___________ 1 km

Scratch Patch and Mineral World _________  5 km

Hiking Trails and Bird Watching __________  5 km

Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope) __________  10 km

Cape Point Ostrich Farm ________________  15 km

Chapman’s Peak _______________________ 15 km

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Situated only 8 nautical miles (about 16 km) from Simon’s Town, Seal Island is home to 75,000 Cape Fur Seals, 24 different bird species and the hunting ground of the Great White Shark.

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En route to the island the views are truly spectacular, with Cape Point in the distance to your right, Table Mountain and the Constantia wine route to your left and ahead, the majestic Hottentot’s Holland mountain range.

All year round we often encounter Dolphins, Humpback whales and Brydes whales. From July to November the Southern Right whales are plentiful in the bay and you can be assured of a sighting.

During the winter months the Great White Sharks are extremely active around the island and we enjoy many sightings and often witness natural predations.


The main breeding season for the Cape Fur Seal is November and December when almost 20 000 pups are born.
The cruise also includes an expert guided commentary.

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The Cape Point Ostrich Farm lies on the most beautiful part of the Cape Peninsula.

The farm is only a few minute’s drive from

Mariner Guesthouse, and 50km from Cape Town, next to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (Cape Point National Park).


The drive to the farm is one of the great scenic routes of South Africa leading to the Cape of Good Hope, either via Simons Town or via Scarborough.

map The farm is easy to find on Cape Town’s route M65 south, 400meters north of the entrance to the Cape Of Good Hope Nature Reserve (Cape Point National Park).

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Trading hours: open daily from 9:30 – 17:30

 “Just Nuisance”, as the dog was to become known by, was by all accounts born on Thursday1st April 1937 in Rondebosch, a suburb in the south peninsula of Cape Town.

At an early age, the pup was sold to a Benjamin Chaney who moved to Simon’s Town to run the United Services Institute (USI). The USI was frequented mainly by the Royal Navy sailors – The Royal Navy at that time being in charge of the Simon’s Town Naval Base. This Great Dane soon grew to be a massive dog and it was here in Simon’s Town that he was to become a legend.


Just Nuisance would regularly follow the naval liberty men when they went for a “run-ashore” in Cape Town some 22 miles and 27 stations north on the electric railway, but he always new which station he wanted. He soon became well known on the trains and would jump on and off at different stations. Apparently, the sailors would try to hide him from the Ticket collector, but as he was such a big dog this was not always possible and he would be put off at the next station, but being a very clever dog, he would walk back to the previous station or just wait at the station in question and board the next train to continue his journey.



A few times, when approached by an angry conductor, he showed how serious he was about rail travel by standing on his hind legs, putting his huge paws on the conductor’s shoulders and growling in the poor man’s face. Amused civilians would sometimes offer to pay his fare but exasperated railway officials sent a stream of demands to Mr. Chaney his owner to confine the dog, pay his fares, or get rid of him. The railways finally warned that they would have to put him down if he persisted in boarding trains. This resulted in a massive outcry from his sailor friends and other people in the Peninsula who had come to know him well. One amused regular passenger even offered to buy him a season ticket but the Royal Navy had already put this in hand…



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