Book  your stay at Mariner Guesthouse, and experienced a magnificent guided cruise to Cape Point with The Boat Company.

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This cruise offers everything from whales (in season), exploring ocean caves, stunning cliff faces and the most spectacular view of Cape Point from offshore. You will also see many different bird species or may even meet up with a school of dolphins on the way.

Our skipper has many stories to relate, from the building of the most powerful lighthouse in Africa, shipwrecks, maritime tradition, an escaped slave who took shelter in a cave at Cape Point and many more.

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On our return to Simon’s Town we stop off at the Boulder’s to view the African Penguin colony from the seaward side.

The cruise also includes an expert guided commentary.

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Follow this link for more information:

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Penguins are such delightful creatures and the Simon’s Town Penguin Festival is a celebration of this proud little animal.

Simon's Town Penguins

On Saturday come down to the Seaforth Beach for the annual African penguin Awareness Day beach release, come and watch these little guys waddle back to their natural habitat.

In the parking areas in front of Boulders Beach Lodge and Restaurant on Bellevue Rd, you can take part in other activities on the day. This year’s festival features a cooking demonstration by a celebrity SASSI chef, a snake and reptile show, a raptor show, live spider exhibit, food stalls and loads of ‘edutainment’ for the kids.

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Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with SANCCOB’s famous ambassador penguins, all with the aim to raise money for SANCCOB. If the weather is good why not jump into the water and swim around with the penguins?

Make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic event!

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                                  When: Saturday, 12 October 2013

                                  Where: Simons Town

                                  Times: 10h00 to 15h00

                                  Entrance: Free

                                  More Info: Telephone SANCCOB on +27 (0)21 557-6155

 

 

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Simon's Town Spring FairCome enjoy a WINE TASTING evening at The Sweetest Thing as part of the Simon’s Town Spring Festival.  The R50 tickets are available at The Sweetest Thing and include wine tasting from 5 wine farms, delicious snacks produced by pastry chef, Doreen Alcock, and Live Music.

Also, walk around next door to see what the VINTAGE MARKET at Fringe Hair Salon has to offer.  Come experience the nostalgia of stepping back in time and finding treasures to delight the soul – there’s sure to be a little something for everyone!  (Open all day Saturday, 21 Sept and Tuesday, 24 Sept)

Full programme on www.simonstown.com or visit the individual web sites for more information on Fringe ( http://www.fringehair.co.za/ ) or The Sweetest Thing (http://www.safarinow.com/destinations/simons-town/Restaurants/The-Sweetest-Thing-Patisserie.aspx ).

The Simon's Town Cape Peninsula Mobile App

 

The Cape Peninsula Mobile App has just launched on Android, Apple and Amazon. Download it now at http://capepeninsula.4yourmobile.com/

The Cape Peninsula is a generally rocky peninsula with Fynbos covered mountains, that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean at the south-western extremity of the African continent. At the southern end of the peninsula are Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. On the northern end is Table Mountain, overlooking Cape Town, South Africa. The peninsula is 52 km long from Mouille point in the north to Cape Point in the south.

The peninsula was once an island, but about sixty million years ago it was joined to the mainland by the emergence from the sea of the sandy area now known as the Cape Flats. The towns and villages of the Cape Peninsula now form part of the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality.

The Cape of Good Hope is sometimes given as the meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean, and the west coast of the Peninsula is colloquially referred to as the “Atlantic Coast”,with the western (False Bay) side sometimes referred to as the “Indian Ocean Coast”. However, according to the International Hydrographic Organization agreement that defines the ocean boundaries, the meeting point is at Cape Agulhas, about 200 km (120 mi) to the southeast.

Standing at the Cape of Good Hope lighthouse looking out at the ocean, it certainly feels like the most southern point of Africa.

Similarly, Cape Point is not the fixed meeting point of the Benguela Current, running north from the Antarctic and up the west coast of Africa, and the Agulhas Current, running south from the equator along the east coast of Africa. The meeting point fluctuates along the southern and southwestern Cape coast, usually occurring between Cape Agulhas and Cape Point.