Simon's Town

About Simon's Town

Simon's Town, sometimes spelled Simonstown, is a town near Cape Town, South Africa, which is home to the South African Navy. It is located on the shores of False Bay, on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula. For more than two centuries it has been a naval base and harbour . The town is named after Simon van der Stel, an early governor of the Cape Colony.TopographyThe land rises steeply from near the water's edge and the village is boxed in along the shoreline by the heights above. The small ...

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