Simon's Town does not have a large population with approximately 6500 permanent residents, so this could make for a nice cosy community where neighbours could get to know one another. Simon’s Town is named after Simon van der Stel who was one of the first governors of South Africa.
Simon's Town is the naval base head quarter for the South African Navy and also is a National Heritage site, preserving South Africa's maritime naval history.
Simon's Town is located on the eastern shores of the Cape Peninsula in False Bay, and is very much a holiday and tourist destination and attraction. The prime properties have a stunning view of the sea and the surrounding suburbs. This however comes at a premium where some properties are being sold for between R3,000,000 to R5,000,000, and offer all the comforts of upmarket residential properties.
The design style in Simon's Town is also varied, so every fashion fetish is catered for. Because this is a holiday and residential suburb, rental income will be good and in season visitors are prepared to pay a premium for the convenience of being right on the beach.
Some of the attractions in Simon’s Town include the following:
- Boulders Beach with its white sand and shallow, calm waters.
- Martello Tower, which was built in 1796 by the British. After it being destroyed by the sea, it has been rebuilt in 1972.
- The South African Naval Museum.
- Simon’s Town Museum.
- Simon’s Town station.
- Statue of Just Nuisance, a military dog which had a military rank of Able Seaman. This was done in military fashion with a parade and his rank was thus recorded in naval documents.
This town certainly has much to offer both the full-time resident as well as the tourist, making it worthwhile to invest in.
If you want your own seaside property in Simon's Town with a view, Myroof certainly has what you need.