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  • Magnificent views in the picturesque Simon's Town
  • Elegant furnishings and luxurious rooms
  • Much to explore in the area, and a short drive to Cape Town

Mariner Guesthouse

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Simon's Town


-34.1958, 18.44


Mariner Guesthouse provides an exceptional accommodation experience all-round, not to mention a great sea-facing location in the quaint village of Simon’s Town. The modern triple-storey house is decorated with style, showcasing a tasteful mix between classic and contemporary, infused with maritime touches and one-of-a-kind artefacts that create a unique, warm ambience.

Eight elegantly-appointed rooms are on offer, and guests have a choice between bed and breakfast, self-catering and room only. The large honeymoon suite is particularly lavish, with a four poster bed leading to a bathroom with an extra-large bath, shower and double basins. Special occasions can be made perfect with candles and rose petals on the bed and the option of having breakfast in bed, while guests can relax with a glass of wine on a balcony with memorable views over the ocean.

As with the rest of the rooms, the suite is luxuriously appointed with air conditioning and ceiling fans, satellite television, a minibar, tea/coffee facilities, safes and heated towel rails. Although available on a bed and breakfast basis, guests have access to a communal kitchen where they can prepare meals if need be.

The luxury room has its own private kitchenette for self-caterers, along with a sleeper couch to go with the Queen-size bed. A full bathroom and a balcony with sea views and easy access to a braai area are additional perks. Also with balconies facing the sea and mountains, the two executive rooms have either a King-size or two ¾ beds. A sleeper couch in the lounge sleeps two children or an adult. 

The Executive Rooms offer great value and all have the option of King or twin beds. These rooms are spacious with en-suite bath/shower bathrooms and private balconies. The slightly more basic Sail Rooms have a Queen-size and twin bed respectively, en-suite showers and no balconies, although guests can still enjoy ocean and mountain views through the large windows. These rooms are available on room only rates. A Queen and twin Sail Room have been connected to form a spacious family unit with two en-suite showers.

The guest house’s delicious Continental and a-la-carte cooked breakfast is enjoyed on the protected verandah, facing glass windows through which the ocean can be viewed in all its splendour. Dinner (by prior arrangement) can be savoured in the indoor dining area, which leads to an opulent double-volume lounge with brushed-leather couches, Oriental carpets and a stone fireplace for winter days. A complimentary evening shuttle also is available to take guests to local restaurants if they don’t feel like walking or driving themselves.

Guests who want to head out on excursions to the surrounding areas or enjoy sundowners on the beach can request a delicious picnic basket. The white beaches of Simon’s Town, along with restaurants, shops and historical attractions, are within a kilometre of the guest house, while the penguin colony at Boulders Beach is nearby too. 

Additional activities can include boat trips to Seal Island, excursions to Cape Point and Cape Town, and tours of the Cape Winelands, amongst many other attractions catering to young and old.

Rates & Summary

Honeymoon/Superior Suite

Sleeps 2 in four poster King-size bed
En-suite bath, shower and double basins
Balcony with sea views

Self-Catering Luxury Room

Bedroom with Queen-size bed
Sleeper couch for 1 adult or 2 children
Bathroom with bath and shower
Balcony with sea views

Executive King Room

Bedroom with King-size bed
Sleeper couch for 1 adult or 2 children
En-suite bath with overhead shower
Balcony with sea views

Executive Twin Room

Bedroom with two ¾ beds
Sleeper couch for 1 adult or 2 children
En-suite shower
Mountain and sea views 

2 Sail Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen or twin beds
En-suite shower
Mountain and sea views

Family Unit

Sleeps 2 in Queen and twin rooms
Each room has en-suite shower
Sea views


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Room only, B&B and self-catering options
Dinner, snack platters and picnic baskets


Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Situated in Simon’s Town on the outskirts of Cape Town, Mariner Guesthouse offers seven beautifully-decorated guest rooms, a sea-facing dining room and a wide range of services. The triple-storey guest house is architecturally designed to showcase splendid views over Simon’s Town and the ocean, whilst offering maximum comfort. The beaches, shops and restaurants of the town are within easy walking distance.


  • Magnificent views in the picturesque Simon's Town
  • Elegant furnishings and luxurious rooms
  • Much to explore in the area, and a short drive to Cape Town

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird /whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Massages by arrangement
  • Nearby: beaches, penguin colony, Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfont, golf courses, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hiking, Two Oceans Aquarium, wine tasting, arts and crafts, historical attractions, city bus tours.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • No Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Kitchenette
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Fridge or minibar


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre
  • Conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • No babysitting
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted


  • Personal safe




Cape Town & Surrounds

Western Cape


Cape Town is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With dramatic mountains, a long stretch of Atlantic coastline and a picturesque working harbour, there are few cities in the world to rival “The Fairest Cape”, as explorer Sir Francis Drake described the place in 1580.

The city of Cape Town is regularly voted as one of the best tourist destinations (and cities to live in) in the world – and its Mediterranean climate, superb natural attractions, historic landmarks, fabulous restaurants and fun places to hang out offer all the ingredients for a top holiday destination.

Table Mountain dominates the city’s landscape and Table Mountain National Park is a national treasure and World Heritage Site.

The Cape Floristic Kingdom is known for its incredible botanical heritage and the Table Mountain National Park has more floral species than the British Isles. Stopping to smell the fynbos has an altogether new meaning in this part of the world.

Robben Island is another World Heritage Site worth visiting. Struggle heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and many others were incarcerated here during apartheid and taking the Robben Island Tour is a must on any trip to Cape Town.

The city is loosely divided by Table Mountain into four sections: Cape Town Central, Cape Town South, Cape Town North and Cape Town East.

Cape Town Central incorporates the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, Green Point, Mouille Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. There are loads of things on offer in this part of the world, so it’s a good idea to focus on the field of interest/activities that excite you and take it from there.

A trip to the top of Table Mountain is an absolute must (especially if you’ve never done it before). The views on a clear day will give you a clear perspective of the gorgeous city below and you can see as far as Robben Island and beyond.

If history is your thing, there are numerous museums and attractions close to the city centre. The Castle of Good Hope was built between 1666 and 1679 and is the oldest building in South Africa. It is a good place to start your tour of the city, which incorporates historic attractions such as the Bo-Kaap Museum, the District Six Museum, The Company’s Garden, City Hall and the Grand Parade, among many other notable historic attractions.

For shopping and entertainment, the V&A Waterfront is the epicentre of Cape Town and attracts high numbers of international tourists daily. Long Street is a good place to hang out for restaurants, bars and nightlife and Camps Bay is the place to see and be seen around cocktail hour.

The drive along Chapman’s Peak is one of the most scenic drives in the world but you need to do your homework as the route is periodically closed. Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay is another great place to visit, with its fun restaurants, great beaches and perfect views.

Cape Town South stretches from Noordhoek to Observatory and incorporates some of Cape Town’s most popular suburbs, including Constantia, Fish Hoek, Rondebosch, Simon’s Town and Muizenberg, to mention just a few.

Constantia is popular for its wonderful restaurants and wine estates and the Constantia Wine Route is a big attraction for foodies and wine-lovers. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens offers hectares of greenery and regular concerts in the warm summer months. There are also various hiking trails on offer.

Take a day trip to Simon’s Town and make sure you visit the statue of Just Nuisance, as well as the scenic Boulders Beach. Noordhoek is a great place for riding horses on the beach and the restaurants are very family friendly. For fresh fish and laid-back vibes, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg are the business. Fish Hoek is popular for seaside activities and antique shops and is a real favourite.

Cape Town North incorporates the Cape Town International Airport, Parow, Milnerton, Durbanville, Table View, as well as Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand. The north is a developed business centre that continues to grow rapidly. For chill-out time, Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand are popular for walks on the beach and outdoor sports.  Shoppers will enjoy Century City and Canal Walk, and for those who love a tipple or two, The Durbanville Wine Route also falls into the northern region.

Cape Town East is made up of Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West, Strand, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Eersterivier, Macassar and Strandfontein. The region is pretty spectacular as the small coastal towns sit below the imposing Hottentots Holland Mountains and there are fantastic beaches such as Bikini Beach, Strand Beach and Kogel Bay. Here you’ll also find the Helderberg Nature Reserve, Wolfgat Nature Reserve and Edith Stephens Wetland Park.

Look out for

Scenic Cape Point with its sheer cliffs, rugged landscapes, fauna, flora and bold ocean views.

A cable-car trip up Table Mountain to get the view of the incredible landscape of the city. If you’ve done the touristy cable-car thing then take one of the many mountain trails.

V&A Waterfront – spend time enjoying all the facilities at the V&A Waterfront, including the abundance of shopping and restaurant venues. For children, The Two Oceans Aquarium is a winner.

The magnificent beaches of Clifton, Muizenberg, Hout Bay, Bloubergstrand. You are spoilt for choice in and around the Mother City.

Historical sites are a must – including Robben Island, the Castle of Good Hope, the District Six Museum and Bo-Kaap.

Long Street by night. Enjoy the friendly fun vibes of this stretch of tarmac as it comes to life when the sun goes down.

While away the hours at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the green lung of the city. Look out for the schedule of summer concerts.

Visit the Constantia Wine Route for a touch of history and some of the country’s finest wines and restaurants that continually make it onto the best-of lists.

Drive along the southern coastline and visit places such as Noordhoek, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Stop off at Kalk Bay for fresh fish at the harbour.

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