Last year this time my husband and I visited Simonstad for the long weekend. As a Capetonian I am quite embarrassed to admit that this was indeed my very first time in Simonstad. Especially since this is definitely a gem of location. One that should be visited at least once a year – not once every 27 years.
We stayed at Mariner Guesthouse for the weekend – accommodation I highly recommend for anyone visiting Simonstad. They had cosy rooms with fantastic views, and delicious breakfast (which is the most important part of any trip). We visited creative cafés, quirky shops, enjoyed local seafood and strolled through the characteristic streets – like only Cape Town can offer.
As I mentioned. I visited Simonstad last year, so most of the names of the cafés and shops I visited are lost to me know (as most things are once they enter my mind). I can, however, entice you with these photos from our weekend, tempting you to plan your own trip to Simonstad.
A Gem Called Simonstad
“The magic of the street is the mingling of the errand and the epiphany.”
“I’m hungry for a juicy life. I lean out my window at night and I can taste it out there, just waiting for me.”