Your ultimate nautical destination in Simon's Town.

A perfectly positioned guest house in the heart of Simon's Town, overlooking the yacht basin, harbour & the beautiful False Bay coastline.

The guest house is a short stroll to the hub of the village, where you will find coffee shops, restaurants and the springboard for exciting activities - 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.

For the more adventurous, diving with seals and swimming in the infamous kelp forests will create unforgettable memories. And of course, Cape Point, outstanding wine farms and hikes are all close by!

A Boat House operates on a B&B basis. All the bedrooms are en-suite and have private balconies, providing stunning views of False Bay and the Simon's Town harbour. For the early risers, gorgeous sunrises over the Indian Ocean!

Breakfast is served on the Upper Deck, which has fabulous views right across the Bay. Guests are also invited to enjoy the indoor pool. All rooms offer tea & coffee facilities, mini fridge, hair dryer, fast speed WiFi and TV.

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Indulge in a perfect stay

Set in the beautiful Red Hill Mountains, overlooking False Bay, this guest house offers elegantly decorated rooms with balconies and free Wi-Fi. It features an indoor pool and BBQ facilities.
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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