Simon’s Town can justly lay claim to being one of the oldest towns in South Africa. Having been settled by the Dutch in the mid 1700s, later influenced for a short period by the French then the British, then the Dutch again and finally again by the British, it has played an important role in the maritime affairs of the region and the changing occupiers have left their mark on the rich tapestry of its history.
By publishing past Bulletins of the Society and other articles of interest on this website, we hope to provide our members, residents and visitors with a glimpse into the town’s history.
We have added a link to a Walking Tour of Simon’s Town’s Historic Mile on this website that may be accessed by users of Smart Phones and Tablets. The tour has been implemented using Google Earth. The tour is experimental and if you wish you may provide feedback via email to
The Tours can be accessed via our Walking Tour page.