96 St Georges Street, Simon’s Town
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Dating back to 1828, the Central Hotel Guest House forms part of Simon’s Town’s historical mile incorporating many years of memories in its ancient walls. Built by George Huskinson, it was here that Vincent and Grout’s omnibuses and post-carts collected and delivered the Royal Mail to the local postmaster. 
In 1894 the building was bought by Ohlsson’s cape Breweries, from the estate George Bowern. It was converted into the Central Hotel and formed part of the breweries’ overall drive to own as many hotels as possible in order to promote beer sales. The hotel thrived until well after World War 2. 
In 1987 the building was purchased by the Coetzee family and was owned and managed by Malinda coetzee until Peter Weng, Yunfang Chen and Aaron Lin became new owners early 2015.


The town has several museums which are worth visiting. Simon’s Town Museum highlights events in the development of Simonís Town through the centuries. The South African Naval Museum in the Mast House (1815) alongside the Simon’s Town Museum, displays models of ships and related maritime events.

The Heritage Museum in Amlay House on King George Street, also worth a visit, features many aspects of the Muslim community and the nearby Mosque is absolutely beautiful.

Boulders beach, a few kilometres to the South of Simon’s Town, is reputed to be among the very best beaches in the Cape and is internationally renowned for being home to 
one of only three South African colonies of 
African (Jackass) Penguins.

The False Bay Yacht Club, is conveniently situated adjacent to the Simon’s Town Waterfront Centre in town. Boat charters and sea kayaking are some of the many activities offered from the centre and professionally managed and run deep sea fishing and whale watching charters are available.