Primely positioned in the mountains overlooking False Bay, this private modern guest house offers breathtaking panoramas of sea, mountains and whales. Ark Rock House is also only a stone’s throw from penguins and secluded beaches. The sea here is warm, shallow and calm, making it an excellent environment for bathing and other water activities.
The accommodation is situated for spectacular views of False Bay. On a clear day the Hottentots Holland mountain range can be seen looming across the bay. Being elevated also gives whale watchers a unique opportunity to spot whales frolicking in the seas below. Ark Rock is a large rounded boulder which protrudes from the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Simons Town. It can be viewed from the deck and is the namesake of the house.
The house is located in a very safe neighborhood only minutes from the historic town of Simonstown on the eastern side of the Cape peninsula. It is a 40 minute drive to the Cape Town city bowl and 50 minutes to the winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschoek.
The holiday house is fully equipped with a large lounge, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pool and an entertainment deck. For more details regarding accommodation please click on the house link. It is perfect for a few couples or a large family.
A Brief History
The town of Simonstown was originally called Simon's Vlek after Simon van der Stel, the Dutch governor of the Cape who surveyed False Bay. It was named after him as he recommended that the port be used during the severe storms of winter. The Dutch East India Company obliged and Simonstown has remained an important harbour ever since. As British colony Simonstown was used as South Africa's main Naval Base. It was used as such until being passed on to the South African Navy in 1955. Today it is home to the South African Naval Museum, although the base is still in operation.
Simonstown is connected to the rest of Cape Town via rail, which in places hugs the steep eastern shores of False Bay quite spectacularly. In bad weather foam from heavy swells will break on the rocks and have been known to wet the trains.
Cheap self catering accommodation simonstown south africa
Rates are variable depending on the season, number of persons, and duration of stay:
Summer (Oct - April): 220-260 per person per day
Winter (May - September): R160--R190 per person per day
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