Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society
Simon's Town may justly be considered amongst the oldest South African towns and has many old buildings the earliest dating back to the early 1700s. The ealiest buildings were mainly of the Cape Dutch style but after the British Occupation and the establishment of Simon's Town as a Royal Navy base the influence of the early English and later Victorian vernacular took over.
The walk normally starts at Simon's Town Station and ends at the gates to the East Dockyard. Unfortunately many of the interesting buildings are either occupied by the South African Navy or within the confines of restricted areas and are not accessible to the public. Where possible we have provided frontal views of some of these buildings. Walking time can be up to 90 minutes depending on the walker.
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