Take a road trip to Simon’s Town.

A road trip in December is arguably one of the best ways to end the year. Waking up early, leaving home as the sun rises and stopping at your favourite padstal en route to your destination are some highlights before the trip even begins.
If you’re still dilly-dallying about your holiday this festive season and are cautious about air travel, then consider road tripping to the best kept secret destination, where nature and adventure meet in the coastal village of www.simonstown.com
A mere 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, 30 minutes from the wonderful Constantia vineyards, 10 minutes from Cape Point, 20 minutes from great Atlantic surfing beaches, Simon’s Town is an ideal base from which to explore.
In Simon’s Town you’ll find a range of world-class accommodation, from boutique hotels, guesthouses or B&Bs, and self-catering establishments, to camping at Miller’s Point, with magnificent views from many vantage points.
The Marine Big Five is one of the town’s great assets which can be enjoyed through a variety of water sports and activities, from water bikes and kayaking, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing to shark expeditions, and boat trips to view the Southern Right and Humpback whales, dolphins, seals, and the renowned African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
If the acclaimed Netflix documentary, Octopus Teacher resonates with you, then enjoy snorkelling in one of the world’s most pristine kelp forests close by – soon to be featured in a new documentary entitled ‘The Great African Seaforest’.
If you or one of your family members are an aspiring marine biologist, then join the international research centre for the day where you’ll be introduced to the marine life of South Africa, learn how to ID fish and shark species and collect data alongside marine biologists working on an international database collaboration.
And if this isn’t enough there are fabulous pelagic birding trips that go out way beyond Cape Point in search of the amazing array of Albatrosses.
Another proud accolade of Simon’s Town is the environmental status that includes an International Blue Flag Marina.The harbour and main street is a wonderful place to ramble, with interesting museums & boutiques.

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