It was our first proper ‘mother and daughter’ vacation after my divorce. I chose Simon’s Town to be away from the hussle and bussle of Mother City. AND Froggy Pond B&B made our holiday so special and amazing.
The guest house is literally across a beautiful beach, with amazing views – sunrise and sunset. The Boulders Beach, a child’s paradise is literally a 5-minute’s walk from us. At night, penguins crossed the road to come to the hedge in front of our patio. My 5-year old child loved them! We took so many walks on the beaches nearby. She had wonderful times digging in the beach and chasing penguins.
Derek and Annie, owners of guest house are such nice couple. They are genuinely helpful and kind. On the first day, we arrived late at B&B. Derek offered to give us a lift to the nearby waterfront for our first dinner in Simons Town. AND he came back to collect us when we finished our dinner at JUST SUSHI (highly recommended – so yummy!). Such a nice man! He told me he never wore long pants ever since he retired. So, you’d find him in a pair of shorts even though it’s freezing!
The room was affordable and was well equipped and very comfortable, with wall heater. There was a mounted tv with dstv. I could still get connected with current news and my child could watch kiddie shows at night. The fridge was always stocked with milk, fruits and yoghurt. There was a toaster and a microwave which made it convenient for us to heat up our takeaway dinners. There were ample tea, coffee, sugar and cereals! They even provided hairdryer and shower gel. We could do with hotter shower but really it was no biggy.
AND Derek and Annie served us yummy breakfast each morning as we woke up to a stunning view of the beach in OUR FACE! (What a luxury if you’re from Joburg!).
Derek and Annie also gave me contacts for airport pick-up, tour guide and Rikkis (local taxi). On the last day which was rather wet and cold, they offered to give us a lift to the nearby mall so we could watch a movie. That was a brilliant idea on our last day when I just wanted to wind down and take it easy.
We had the best vacation, especially in Simon’s Town, especially in Froggy Pond B&B.
I would highly recommend anyone to stay in Froggy Pond B&B at Simon’s Town. The town is quaint and easily accessible. The coastal towns close by are equally gorgeous –St James, Falk Bay and Fish Hoek. Plus, Simon’s Town is enroute to Cape Point. We also managed to take a train from Simon’s Town station to Cape Town itself!
Thank you Derek and Annie – keep well and may God bless them. We hope to be back one day!
- Also Known As:
- Froggy Pond B&B Cape Town, South Africa