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Transport To From Simons Town

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Transport To From Simons Town

Hi there! I am looking at a morning Shark Cage Dive at False Bay and am trying to work out the best way to get there and back. I know it's only 45 mins from Cape Town but being a morning one, I would need to be there before 7am and doesn't really matter what time in the afternoon the return is.

Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Transport To From Simons Town

Hi there

A transfer like that from the City will cost you about R450 one way. Taxi's you can make use of but they will be much more in price. You can also wait until you get in the City to your accommodation and also let them recommend one.


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The 5:50 train from Adderley Street main station arrives at Simon's Town at 7:00. It is a 10 min walk to the harbour so this might be a bit late if you need to be there at 7:00 sharp - usually they have breakfast first? The previous train, all the way to Simon's Town, is at 5:10 which arrives at Simon's Town at 6:20 so you will be there with plenty of time to spare.

Unfortunately the 5:25 and 5:42 trains only go as far as Fishhoek. Although you could get a taxi from there to the Harbour - about 10mins.

The 5:50 train has a buffet car so you can grab something for breakfast. Unfortunately the 5:10 train doesn't.


On Saturday the 5:20 train goes all the way to Simon's Town arriving at 6:30. Sunday's and Public Holidays the first train is the 5:50 - 7:00.

You can return all through the afternoon about every half hour.

The trains are fine, although many of the carriages could do with a bit of TLC! Take First Class as it will be a bit mre comfortable and a little less crowded - although most people in the morning are going in the opposite direction!

Best is the fare. First Class Return from the City to Simon's Town is R25 pp. Compared to R900 for taxis each way!

Edited: 27 January 2012, 22:35
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Wow, thank you both very much for the information.

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