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Moonglow Guest House

7 Bennetts Close Cairnside, Simon's Town 7975 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/01/14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Moonglow Guest House
Updated 21/01/14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
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Moonglow is situated on the slopes of the mountain overlooking False Bay and the historical town of Simon's Town. With easy access to all of Cape Town and Western Cape Main attractions enjoy this relaxed environment with original artworks everywhere. A full English breakfast is served in the dining room which also has an uninterrupted views over the bay where you might see a whale or a submarine.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Blackout curtains
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Harbour View
Languages Spoken
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egbertmoraal wrote a review Jun 2021
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Since 2008 I have stayed in Moonglow many times when working in Simons Town. Recently I and my wife stayed there again for a vacation and we explored the Western Cape for 7 days. As always it is a fantastic area to stay, the "heat to eat" appliances in the rooms is an excellent addition to the rooms and the view are magic, right from Simons Town all along the coast of False Bay up to Hangklip......thank you Gillian it was fantastic!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Gillian O'Leary, Owner at Moonglow Guest House
Responded 05 Jun 2021
Hi Egbert and Petro. It was lovely having you to stay and we hope you visit again. Stay safe.
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Wayne wrote a review Jan 2021
8 contributions
Went for a weekend. Such a special place. We had the best time. I would recommend it to anyone. Great views and even better hospitality. I’ll make sure to visits as soon as I can. Wayne & Marlize Avis
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Gillian O'Leary, Owner at Moonglow Guest House
Responded 13 Jan 2021
Hi Wayne and Marlize. It was a pleasure hosting you and we enjoyed all the chats. Hope to see you again. Stay safe.
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Booij wrote a review Mar 2020
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Wonderful stay at Moonglow with amazing hosts. The views over the bay and mountains are breathtaking. A very relaxing environment to get back to after a long day of meetings. Should the opportunity arise, I will certainly be back
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Moonglow2905, Owner at Moonglow Guest House
Responded 09 Mar 2020
Thank you and we would love to have you back. Take care.
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Dominique d wrote a review Mar 2020
Nice, France2 contributions2 helpful votes
without GPS, it was difficult to find the house: indication on the main road from Cape Town to Cape Point, but not in the other sense.... but, when we arrive, the smile of Gillian, the beauty of the place and of the house make you forget everything. The view is amazing, the room very comfortable and nicely decorated and it is a real pleasure to speak with the host, very attentive and available. Very nice breakfast. Probably the best stay on our trip in South Africa?
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Date of stay: February 2020
Hans wrote a review Feb 2020
Windhoek2 contributions1 helpful vote
Memorable view onto the sea from each room-large veranda-very comfortable accommodation-Gilian is a lovely host-she also organizes guided tour in nearby township Excellent base for visiting the penguins at Boulders Bay
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: All rooms with view look to sea
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Response from Moonglow2905, Owner at Moonglow Guest House
Responded 13 Feb 2020
We love our view too. It is always a pleasure to recommend local community members to do a tour as they are so knowledgeable of their surroundings.
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US$68 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSimon's Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moonglow Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Moonglow Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Green Mountain Trail (5.5 km), Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (4.2 km), and Scarborough Beach (6.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Moonglow Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Moonglow Guest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Moonglow Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Moonglow Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Moonglow Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Whole Earth Cafe, The Lighthouse Cafe, and The Village Hub.
Are there any historical sites close to Moonglow Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rhodes Cottage Museum (6.3 km), Scala Battery (1.8 km), and Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (3.2 km).
Does Moonglow Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.