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Simon's Town Museum

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Address: Court Road, Simon's Town, South Africa
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+27 21 786 3046
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Definitley not a nuisance

When planning a cape peninsula drive, one interesting place to stop by is Simon’s Town and its museum. The museum is very well curated and the displays and exhibit pieces are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When planning a cape peninsula drive, one interesting place to stop by is Simon’s Town and its museum. The museum is very well curated and the displays and exhibit pieces are well maintained and in mint condition. The various setups are also very educational and highly informative. The trivia is also very cogitating. My favorite display is that of Just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love penguins you must go see this beach. Its a sight you will never forget. Its a very quick walk in an out on a boardwalk but its totally worth it

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State of Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The visit is simple but gorgeous with the visit of the penguins...you can get very close to them....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Excellent museum , so much information and the volunteers are very helpful...fee is donation only. The penguins are a highlight.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We headed this way to visit boulder beach penguins and we were most impressed with simons town when we stopped off for coffee. What a lovely little spot. The museum was really interesting with an extremely friendly English guide, we enjoyed learning about Just nuisance and even visited his grave. Would definitely recommend the museum if you're passing through.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

What a lovely museum. Small but extremely interesting. Covers all aspects of life in Simon's Town in years gone by. A very small donation is asked for by way of admission and it's worth every Rand. Nice helpful volunteers on the door. Lovely section on pets of the Navy and of course Nuisance the dog. Recommended.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Kids & even adults will love it...seeing penguins in their natural habitat & learning about their lifestyle. Otherwise nothing much do in this town...so you can do it as a day trip from CapeTown...

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

very nicely situated and great displays . very much worth while to ad to your itenary . staff very helpfull and knowledgeable

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I envisaged penguins in their natural habitat something as I had seen on discovery channel. Seeing them in Simons Town in the breeding area, the natural environment was so eye opening! Loved watching them interact with each other, it was almost beautiful to see Too thrilled we made the stop off in the town, it was definitely worth it

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Elstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Simon's Town visit not just museum, market and resturant area By sharing your experiences, you're helping travellers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

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