I’m really not much of a city person so when I got to South Africa’s most Western Cape I didn’t head for Cape Town. Maybe the next trip.
Instead I continued to follow the western side of False Bay from Strandfontein Pavillion past several beaches, took note of Glencairn where my nights accommodations were, and ended up in construction traffic in Simon’s Town.
Simon’s Town got its start because Simon’s Bay faces north and provides a safe winter haven. In 1806 it became a Royal Naval Base under British occupation of the Cape. Currently the home of the South African Navy, Simon’s Town offers gateway accommodations and restaurants to a wide variety of tourist opportunities.
I returned to Simon’s Town the next day, when it wasn’t raining.
Yet right then I was on a mission to get to the Cape of Good Hope.
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