Ever wondered why people are buying real estate in Simon’s Town?
One of the great things about living in Simon’s Town is there’s so much to do, without spending lots of money doing it. It can all be summarised by our closeness to nature, we can choose to visit the city lights if we want to, the view, our insignificant crime rate, the lovely people and the limited space to build more homes. All of this means that our Simon’s Town properties will increase in value.
Well, there are many more diverse reasons but within the next 23 you should find the reason why you should be buying (more) property in Simon’s Town:
Simon’s Town’s view is worth at least R1 million per vacant stand. This photo was taken at night, from Simon’s Town towards Kalk Bay. If this is the view at night, then you will not go to sleep. But that’s not such a bad idea because the sunrise is not comparable to anything. For more amazing images visit Andy Nixon Photography.
Vacant land in Simon’s Town is limited and exceeding the natural boundaries impossible, ensuring that property values will increase.
Simon’s Town is bordered by False Bay and the natural mountain reserve, but not more than 5 minutes driving from most Simon’s Town homes.
Simon’s Town is a historic naval village with an active civil community conserving our natural heritage, historic homes and interesting naval buildings.
Southern Right Whales wake you up during quiet nights. And if you are as lucky as my dog-walking friend then you can even witness the birth of a Southern Right whale while walking on long beach.
The picturesque railway line starting and ending in Simon’s Town; it is the terminus of a railway line that runs south from the central business district of Cape Town. In places the railway line hugs the steep eastern shore of False Bay, quite spectacularly and in bad weather foam from some heavy swells will fly up and wet the trains.
Simon’s Town has great beaches. Some are know to the locals only. Our world renown beach; Boulders Beach is located a few kilometres to the south of Simon’s Town. Here small coves with white sandy beaches and calm shallow water are interspersed between boulders of Cape granite.
The African Penguin is one of the reasons many thousands of tourist visit our beautiful village and we are proud of the penguin consecration by various organisations and local businesses, like the owner of Boulders Beach Restaurant. There has been a colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach since 1985. There is no record of the birds having lived here prior to that date, so their decision to settle in an area already well-utilized by humans is remarkable.
If you want to fish you don’t need to go far. False Bay is the place for bottom (demersal) fishing. Fishing is good in False Bay and at times there are large schools of snoek, an oily, barracuda-like fish that is much sought after locally. Angling from the rocky shores to either side of the bay is very popular, but dangerous.
Sailing is one of the many reasons why people move to Simon’s Town. Simon’s Town, offers fantastic year round sailing. Visitors are most welcome and yachts up to 22M (±20 Tons) can be accommodated on either swing moorings or the walk-on marinas.
Canoeing or kayaking is a very popular activity in Simon’s Town. The locals get on their kayaks, nearly everyday. Some paddle out with their fishing tackle others paddle for fun or exercise.
Close to the city candles (lights); yes, you are close to the centre of Cape Town, but not too close to be burned by the candle. Within 40 minutes your are at a show, function or event. You can even take the train for next to nothing. The other day, my wife was in Cape Town already, and I did not want to spend the day there. But I wanted to see the show that night. Later the afternoon I took train for a fun and adventures ride into Cape Town.
Simon’s Town is connected to the world, if that’s your fancy. The Cape Town Airport is between 50 and 60 minutes away.
Even your dogs will love Simon’s Town because you can walk them in the mountains and along the coast or just out and about. Everyday. While doing that you’ll meet many new friends. Yes. We also have cat lovers. But the cats walk on their own.
Simon’s Town is one of the lowest crime areas in the whole of South Africa. We share that with one or two of our neighbouring towns.
We have baboons. And because we have baboons we have some people who love baboons and others who make baboons out of themselves. Interesting.
Simon’s Town weather caters for all our needs. When the wind blows you can fly a kite or go sailing. When the weather is great you stop what you doing and spend time in nature or on the beach.
The Navy is an integral part of Simon’s Town and very few people miss the annual Navy Festival, or at least Freedom Of Simon’s Town parade.
The doc yard concert is a Navy event not to be missed. Walking down the dry dock yard is worth every effort you make. Sand stone walls from our own mountain were used to build these dry docs. And then we get our Navy Band to entertain the crowd.
Sharks! The great white sharks in False Bay are famous and a great attraction. Very few Simon’s Towners have seen these but a trip to Seal Island during the winter can just be the reason for you to stay and learn more about these amazing animals.
Surfing and kite surfing are not regular activities, but at Glen Cairn beach many people do kite surfing. Kite surfing may pull your body apart so check with your doctor before you try. Twenty minutes down Main road you’ll find Muizeberg, one of the most popular surfing spots. Does this look like Muizenberg? You’ll be surprised.
In and around Simon’s Town we have many restaurants to choose from. From Boulders Beach, Southern Right, Pescados, Salty Sea Dog, Dixies to Harbour House, and Kalkies. Depending on your taste buds and your pocket you can choose from the most delicate foods to the quick and easy.
In Simon’s Town we have great people; photographers, artists, a few clever professors, doctors, engineers, admirals, teachers and lots of other ordinary people. I believe that there is no reason why you should not be welcome in Simon’s Town.
I may have told you the story about the man in India who wanted to relocate. He went to the head man of the new village enquiring about this new village. The head man asked him what sorts of people were living in the village he left behind. The man said that his old village was full of murderers, cheats and liars. The head man answered, by saying, that he will find a lot of murderers, cheats and liars in this new village. The man left to never return.
Then another man from another village came to the head man, as he also wanted to relocate to the head man’s village. Again the head man asked him, what sort of people lived in his old village. This man told the head man that his old village was peaceful with lovely people. And the head man replied, that his village was also peaceful with lovely people.
Hope you are having fun in Simon’s Town our peaceful village with lovely people.
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