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Simon' s Town

Simonstown lies on False Bay, to the south of Cape Town. A harbour was built here in 1743 because unfavourable winds between April and October made it difficult to anchor in Table Bay. By 1777 a hospital, a governor's house, warehouses and stables had been built.

historical name

Simon' s Town

Simonsbaaij

Simonsbhaij

Simonsbhay

country South Africa
region Peninsula

Literature

  • anoniem/anonymous, Landmonsterrollen (1691-1790)