Things to Do in Simon's Town with Kids

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Things to Do in Simon's Town with Kids

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  • Curiosity35191237760
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place is really amazing, and the customer service is exceptional. I'll probably recommend the place to friends and family.
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • Wombling_Free_7548
    Bristol, UK2 079 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the main penguin watching beach, which you have to pay to access. Well worth paying for, there are so many penguins!
    Written 3 October 2023
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  • tracey n
    Poole, UK23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I thoroughly enjoyed the Strike Craft exhibit as my Dad CPO Walter Jefferies did maintenance on the vessels at Simonstown and Bluff naval bases. My partner an offshore diving supervisor enjoyed the diving exhibit showing how naval divers pioneered the industry. Staff were friendly but I suggest checking loadshedding times as your access is restricted to the upper floor for visibility and safety.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Corne L
    Bellville, South Africa177 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must go back again and again and you'll see something "new" each time. Only R 10 entrance. Lots of different types of toys from over many years collected by the friendly owner. A must visit but please parents see that your young kids behave inside.
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • Paul S
    Gig Harbor, WA141 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dogs are great, and if you like them, you'll be inspired by the story of the sailor Just Nuisance. Look it up!
    Written 7 October 2022
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  • fiamma11
    Tysons Corner, VA4 933 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We embarked and debarked from our whale watching boat at this jetty; and also had lunch in the square. The drive there from Cape Town was scenic. We enjoyed it a great deal.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Giorgio C
    Cumiana, Piemonte, Italy31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A unique experience to see, touch, even walk-on some beautiful mineral stones.
    And, what makes it even more unique, you can take some gems away with you. Just purchase a small bag, made for the purpose, and fill it with as many colorful gem stones as you can fit into it, and you can take it home with you.
    I had never seen anything like this, absolutely a unique experience.
    I do recommend to take your kids and, even your partner, because there are also a couple of incredible shops that sell stones but also other marvellous items.
    If you are anywhere near the area, must go to visit !
    Written 7 April 2023
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  • Jess
    London, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great morning fishing. Our group were able to catch 10 large yellowtails within two hours!! Great friendly crew who helped us have a great morning fishing trip. Managed to also see plenty of seals and dolphins!
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • Kirsten
    Cape Town, South Africa21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We got to do the entire peninsula, all the way around Cape Point, and it was even more spectacular than we thought it would be. Whale tour operators can't force whales to come out, and I would much rather risk not seeing whales than support an unethical business that uses harmful practices to turn a profit. They were super careful about not invading the space of any of the animals, and their tour guide was charming as hell. Very sweet commentary all the way. I will definitely stick with this company for future boat tours. I lived in Hermanus long enough to know this one is very special in comparison to the rest.

    If you want to see animals but don't care about animals, go to a zoo. If you care about animals, use this company.
    Written 23 November 2023
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