Your ultimate nautical destination in Simon's Town.

A perfectly positioned triple story guest house nested high up on the side of the mountain in the heart of the exclusive Simonkloof community of Simonstown. The guest house overlooks the yacht basin, harbour & the beautiful False Bay coastline.

We are just a short stroll to the hub of the village, where you will find coffee shops, restaurants and the gateway to exciting activities, including the padi diving centre, kayaking, water-bikes, deep sea fishing, whale watching and not forgetting the world renowned Boulders Beach - the local home to our resident African penguins. Many guests attest to the excitement of diving with seals and swimming in the infamous kelp forests. And of course, Cape Point, outstanding wine farms and hikes are all within close proximity!

A Boat House operates on a B&B basis. Our delicious breakfasts, which are made to order are a guest highlight and contribute to our high score ratings. All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and all rooms have lovely balconies providing stunning views of False Bay and the Simon's Town harbour. For the early risers, gorgeous sunrises over the Indian Ocean! We also have ample off-street parking for guests

Breakfast is served on the upper level, which has fabulous views right across the Bay. Guests are also invited to enjoy the indoor heated swimming pool.

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Indulge in a perfect stay

Set in the beautiful Red Hill Mountains, overlooking False Bay, this guest house
offers 6 elegantly decorated rooms, all with balconies and free Wi-Fi throughout
the property. It features a heated indoor swimming pool (set to 28 degrees).
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A delicious breakfast is served every morning.

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Create countless memories

Paddle with the Penguins

Bring your swim suit, towel, phone, hat & sun cream.

Creative walk in Kirstenbosch Gardens

Throughout history, all kinds of people have walked and written for creative inspiration and as a form of meditation.

Constantia Wine Tasting Tour

South Africa's oldest wine producing region which offers good mature wines.

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Hear from our guests

"We regularly stay over in Simons Town and this was our first at The Boat House. All our needs were met and it will in future indeed be our first choice. Everything was exactly as advertised and we experienced a peacefulness that is infectious."

Andre buckle, TripAdvisor

"This hotel is an absolute gem! It is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and has the most beautiful view over Simon's Town. I would highly recommend The Boat House to any couple who is looking for a relaxing, quick getaway that feels like you are in the highest luxury. Really great value for money with the breakfast included and considering how beautiful the hotel is. Nothing like it in Cape Town!"

Luke Mackie, TripAdvisor

"Our stay at A Boat House was amazing. The people running it were very friendly and hospitable. We really loved the decor throughout the guest house. Our room had the most glorious view of the harbour. Each morning we started with a divine breakfast with lots of choices supplied by the guesthouse. It is walking distance to town, great beaches and restaurants. We will definitely stay here again. Thank you Ludwig for a wonderful stay."

Jean W, Tripadvisor