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Summer Market 7 December 2013, Simon’s Town

Venue is St Francis Church, Simon’s Town ( 100m past the Admiral’s residence coming into town)
Saturday 7 December from 9.00am to 2.00pm
Join us for a morning of fun and food. Lots of food stalls starting with bacon & egg rolls and going on to lunch time stalls with braai, desserts and many more.
Look for your Chrismas presents at our craft stalls or maybe a book or two.
To entertain you we shall have the very special Lavender Hill Marimba Band.


Bric a Brac Lane, Simon’s Town – Sunday, 24 November 2013

Come browse along  Bric a Brac Lane in Simon’s Town this Sunday, 24th November, from 10-2pm, weather permitting.  (In and around Union Lane, next to FNB/Lewis )

You might just find the perfect Christmas gift !!!

If you want to have a table there is still space. E-mail Niki for details:  nixwerks@gmail.com

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“Reflections” Music Concert, 1 December 2013: end-of-year-occasion-to-relax

Without music, life would be an error (Nietzsche)

Pro Musica Divina director, Steven van der Merwe, invited the wonderfully talented duo Sarah Acres (cello) and Albert Combrink (piano) to perform their program “Reflection” at the Simon’s Town Methodist Church on 1 December at 6.30pm.  This delightful program of contemplative music (by a variety of composers from Schubert to Ravel) allows the audience time to sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of reflection and peace.  This is enhanced by the fact that there is no applause, except at the beginning and end of the concert, and candles are the only light as soon as daylight fades.

Come and enjoy an hour of shear musical bliss in tranquility of the church on the hill overlooking the beautiful town of Simon’s Town!  Tickets are R 70 and only available at the door.  For enquiries phone 072 992 9220.  Please remember that seats are limited, therefore arrive in good time to find your “special spot” for contemplation.

Eat, Sleep, Shop & Play – Simon’s Town Promotional Map & Leaflet – book your advert now!

Our town map has successfully been circulated to 60,000 over the last 12 months but this season we aim to raise the bar!  We are preparing to extend the map into a highly informative and attractive brochure, combining the numerous attractions of the area with activities, where to eat, sleep and shop.

This will be extensively available to tour operators, guides, and visitors coming to Cape Town, especially those looking to the peninsula as their holiday base – this includes 200,000 monthly visitors who have named Cape Point as their number one destination. This is our target audience – we must get them to stop here and stay here to fully appreciate everything the area has to offer.

A lot of our marketing adequately provides information regarding the historical sites, restaurants, beaches, shops  etc but the aim is to persuade visitors that Simon’s Town should be the main  base for their Cape Town holiday. Every shop, historical site, museum, restaurant and activity  should be represented to make this the number one reference for all visitors. And everyone of them should in turn be able to use the brochure to book activities, meals and accommodation. By showcasing our businesses together in one vehicle we are proposing the case for visitors to make Simon’s Town their holiday base. Continue reading

Film shoot at Long Beach, Simon’s Town: Thursday 14 Nov ’13

This notice serves to inform Simon’s Town residents that this week, on either Thursday 14th or Friday 15th November, the filming of part of the television series “SAF3”, will continue on Long Beach.

In this story the rescue team has to deal with an “Independence Day” fireworks demonstration that goes wrong. The barge on which the fireworks are based catches alight and the SAF3 team have to rush to their aide.

For this scene we have a barge on which we will stage the “fire”.

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Networking for members of Simon’s Town Business Association, 7 Nov 2013

For those who maybe haven’t seen the e-mail that was sent out to Simon’s Town Business Association members last week, you are invited to attend this term’s Network meeting tonight at the Lord Nelson Hotel.

Mingle from 5.30, meeting to start at 6pm. On the agenda;-

Festival – the way forward

Map  – opportunity to advertise  in our own Peninsula and Town Map promotional leaflet.

New Events – St Georges Day. Open  Gardens concept.

Looking forward to seeing you there! 



Accommodation Sharing Sessions in Simon’s Town

The Simon’s Town Business Association organised the 1st Accommodation Sharing Session at Mariner Guesthouse in Simon’s Town on Tuesday this week. It was agreed by all present that there should be a regular Accommodation Get-togethers to Network and to discuss issues of common interest.

The get-togethers will take place at a different Accommodation Establishment every time to give each one an opportunity to show case their business.  Further details will be discussed at the next Sharing Session at Whale View Manor on Thursday, 28 November 2013, 11:00 – 13:00.  RSVP:  By Monday, 25 November for catering purposes.  Pls let Dominique of Whale View Manor know directly if you would like to attend the next get-together: reservations@whaleviewmanor.co.za.

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COCKTAIL DINNER and DANCE, 26 October 2013

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The SIMON’S TOWN METHODIST CHURCH is hosting a Cocktail Dinner Dance.  There are still tickets available, so invite your friends and join in the fun!
Date                            :    26 October 2013
Venue                          :    Simon’s Town Town Hall
Time                            :    18:30 for 19:00
Theme                         :    Dress to Impress
Entrance                      :    R100 donation per person (finger dinner provided, bring your own beverages & glass)
Contact person            :    Malinda Coetzee (076 541 5887)
Tickets are available at The Central Hotel Guest House or Simon’s Town Pharmacy

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Simon’s Town Educational with Metro Rail, 18 October 2013

Metro Rail and Cape Town Tourism have earmarked Simon’s Town as a “destination” for their Educational and Tourism Markets. They are extensively marketing “The Southern Line Tourist Route” with a Tourist Train visiting Simon’s Town every 1st Sunday of each month.

A group of Travel Agents and Tour Operators will be visiting to Simon’s Town this Friday to see what the town has to offer in terms of Restaurants, Activities and Accommodation. Metro Rail will sponsor the costs of bringing this group to Simon’s Town and HGTS will sponsor the transport of 7 groups of 12 people each to different venues in Simon’s Town. Each group will experience a different activity in Simon’s Town and then to be hosted by an Accommodation Establishment or Restaurant for lunch (sponsored by each individual lunch host).

This is a fantastic opportunity to get businesses noticed by a group of people who are very likely to send future business to Simon’s Town after experiencing the town’s product/service offering.  Each of the 80 delegates will receive an information pack with brochures on all participating Businesses. If you are on Twitter, tweet and follow @TourismTrainCT. Two media guests will also come along for the day. One writes the stories for our My Line, Metrorail local newspaper distributed to 80 000 commuters the other is a blogger.

DATE: 18 October 2013
TIME: 11:00 – 14:30 hrs

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Red Hill Charity Bicycle Challenge, 2 Nov 2013


The event is a charity event to raise money for the Bicycle Empowerment Network in the Western Cape. It is a tough cycling event that will test the grit and mettle of any cyclist. We urge you to support this event so that it can continue to grow from strength to strength. All donations are tax deductible and the funds raised from this event will be used directly towards delivering free bikes and training to impoverished communities across the Western Cape.

Please enter if:

  • You are fit.
  • You will be in Cape Town on the 2nd of November 2013 and are available for the whole day.
  • You will actively email your friends and family to sponsor you for this worthy cause.
  • You have a sense of humour!

Entries are limited to 200 cyclists on a first come first served basis. More information on how to enter can be found on our website. Once you have entered, you will be asked to supply further information for the website. Please do this as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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