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Tom's Cabin

About Tom’s Cabin

Relax, you’ve just found a great Cape holiday spot!

Just 35 minutes from the centre of Cape Town, Simon’s Town is a place of pristine beaches, warm waters, fynbos-covered mountains and abundant bird life. The beautiful False Bay coastline of the Cape Peninsula is home to this historic naval village of cobbled lanes and quaint stone cottages, along with plenty of restaurants and shops.

Wood-clad Tom’s Cabin is a peaceful self-catering house-by-the-sea, close to the village, beaches and Table Mountain National Park. With views of nearby False Bay and the Hottentot Hollands Mountains in the distance, this fully equipped, single-storey, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated, and can accommodate up to seven people. Special touches are everywhere, from luxury percale bed linen to a bottle of wine and a guest basket of chocolates upon arrival, and for those who want to stay connected, Wi-Fi is available.

With so much to see and do right on its doorstep and much more just minutes away by car, Tom’s Cabin is a perfect base from which to explore the entire Cape Peninsula. Whether you’re a family or group of friends, keen to swim and suntan, surf, hike, cycle or even shark-dive, or prefer to enjoy the sea view from the cosy lounge, Tom’s Cabin is just the get-away you want it to be.

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    Set on a hillside overlooking False Bay, the home is surrounded by a large lawn and garden. Enjoy the sea view from the patio over tea, or cocktails and a braai (traditional South African barbeque). An easily accessible driveway off the street leads to secure off-street parking.

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    The front door opens onto the spacious split-level living and dining area, with a cosy lounge complete with sweeping sea views. Just three steps above are the dining room and kitchen. Tasteful furnishings make guests feel right at home.

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    The sprawling lawn and indigenous garden, rich with sunbirds and other birdlife, face the sea and rugged boulders of the False Bay coastline. Frank’s Bay and Windmill Beaches are just a short walk down the road.

The Area

Want to hobnob with penguins, stand at the most south-westerly point of Africa or eat freshly caught Cape fish and seafood? Tom’s Cabin is close to many top Cape Town attractions, a few of which are the beloved colony of African Penguins on Boulders Beach, Cape Point Nature Reserve with its breathtaking vistas, hiking trails and wildlife, and historic Simon’s Town.

The village, with its long association with both British and South African naval forces, has a charming and unique character, with gracious old homes and its own harbour. When it comes to eating, you are spoiled for choice. Whether you want fish and chips, prawns, a full English breakfast or just an espresso with freshly baked pastry, there are well over a dozen restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from in Simon’s Town alone, as well as interesting shops and boutiques to browse.

Nature is everywhere you turn, as is adventure. Sea kayaking, scuba diving, hiking, surfing, golf, shark cage diving – they’re all here. From the majestic Table Mountain Range to magnificent beaches and sea, it’s paradise for nature lovers, even if you never leave Tom’s Cabin.

Accommodation Features





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  • “Three days of paradise, we will come back for sure! It’s an ideal place for the kids and many thanks for a well-kept house. We have some good memories to take home with us.” 

    Neil & Kathryn Denny - Melbourne, Australia
  • “We enjoyed the lovely cabin and the beautiful sights! We’ll be back for sure, thank you, Diana. ” 

    Birgit & Thomas, Erik & Nicole - Landshut, Germany
  • “Thanks for a wonderful stay in this cosy house. We have enjoyed every moment and had a relaxed Christmas and New Year. Over the twelve days we have also followed the bird life in the garden and seeing the young Dikkop chicks growing up was an additional gift. We are now returning to the cold winter in Denmark but one day we will come back to this lovely town. ”

     Jan, Hanne, Tobias, Sisse and Mikael - Denmark
  • “Thank you so much for this lovely stay – Roger was always helpful to us, the house is so comfortable and the views amazing. We stayed in paradise for three weeks and will be back for sure.  We will never forget this place and recommend it to everybody! ” 

    Anne-Sophie & Justin Cantounat - France
  • “What a superb place to stay in winter.  We were nice and warm and loved the sunny days alongside the blustery ones.  So many great things to do with the kids including submarine tours, horse riding, pirate ships and the most amazing backdrop to everything. We had superb meals in Pescado’s, Kirstenbosch, Dunes and The Brass Bell in Kalk Bay. We were well rested in the warm and comfy beds. The top treat was a mother and calf Southern Right Whale coming right into the bay in front of the house – a treasured moment we will never forget!  We will be sure to recommend Tom’s Cabin to friends who visit – thank you for sharing this special place with us and for your care and attention during our stay.” 

    Sian & Andy Mitchell - Wales, UK
  • “Dear Di, thanks so much for a lovely stay. We love Tom’s Cabin and will definitely be back! 🙂 ” 

    Simon, Pam, Jed & Kai Wijnberg - Cape Town, South Africa
  • “Thanks for a great week in your cosy home. We had everything we needed and more. Thank you for the friendly welcome and the check ups to see that everything was okay.”

    Otto, Katrin, Anton, Charlotte, Sebastian & Georgina - London, Zurich & Joburg
  • “Thanks for a wonderful anniversary weekend!”

    Andrew & Lucia - Cape Town, South Africa
  • “We had an awesome week – beautiful weather, wonderful impressions, a lovely house – everything you need for a perfect holiday. It was absolutely divine 🙂 – we’ll come back and best wishes!”

    Eva-Maria, Werner & Johannes - Vienna, Austria
  • “The house, the beaches, the weather, the garden, the food – everything is so nice here, thank you!! Thanks also for the warm welcome and the care during our stay. We hope to come back one day and we will also recommend this place and our hosts to friends and family.”

    Andrea, Sara, Mats & Nico - Switzerland

A Peek Around Tom’s Cabin

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The light and airy sea-facing lounge is furnished with a cosy couch and armchair suite. The full DSTV package (cable television) is available on a  widescreen plasma TV.  For those mid summer days air conditioning and a ceiling fan will keep you cool in the lounge.

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Dining Area

Overlooking the lounge, the dining area features a table seating six people. It connects to the kitchen by an open hatch, making serving meals easy and holiday casual.

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The large kitchen opens to the dining room through a convenient hatch. It has abundant counter and cupboard space, and is generously equipped with cutlery, crockery and glassware. Appliances include refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, washing machine and piped filter water. It is stocked with a selection of tea, coffee, sugar and sweetener upon guests’ arrival.

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Master Bedroom

The master bedroom has a sea view, a queen size bed with 100% percale linen and a spare single bed for children, if required. En suite bathroom with toilet, basin and shower.

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Twin Bedroom

The twin bedroom has a sea view, two single beds with 100% percale linen and is opposite the family bathroom.

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Double Bedroom

The double bedroom looks out onto the patio and lawn, has a double bed with 100% percale linen and is close to the family bathroom.

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With its spectacular view of the sea, the front patio is an ideal spot for relaxed family breakfasts and lunches or simply reading a book. If you have children, it’s a great place for you to relax while watching them play on the large lawn.

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Back Yard

Just behind the kitchen, the back yard faces the dramatic Simonsberg Mountain, part of the Table Mountain Range. It is a lovely and safe space for children to play, either on the lawn or on the trampoline.




Low Season
(June – September)
Mid Seasons
Peak Season
(December – March)
R1,750.00 R2,500.00 R3,250.00

Addtional Info

The minimum stay at Tom’s Cabin is two nights.

For stays of longer than a week a discounted rate can be negotiated.

A once-off cleaning fee of R650 will be charged per booking.


Payments can be made via EFT and our banking details will be provided on confirmation of a booking.

To confirm your booking a deposit of 50% of the rental fee will be required upfront with the remainder due by the commencement of the rental.

House Rules

We request no smoking inside Tom’s Cabin due to the wooden nature of the building.

No pets allowed.

Check in time on day of arrival is 12pm & check out is by 2pm on departure date.




In and Around Simon’s Town

Walking Historical Tour of Simon's Town

Three-hour historical walking tour down Simon’s Town’s Main Road with guide and story teller Chris Taylor. Tel: 082 908 3456 or info@capetowntourist.co.za. 

Submarine Tour

Guided tour of the SA Navy Submarine SAS Assegaai. See the interior of the submarine, which was the third to be commissioned into the SA Navy. Contact HGTS Tours on 021 786 5243 or info@hgtstours.com.

The Wider Area

Steam Train from Cape Town to Simon's Town

Travel by wooden vintage train coach along the rugged and scenic False Bay coast. Booking essential. www.atlanticrail.co.za.

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Experience Cape Town at your own pace on a double decker hop-on hop-off bus. There are two routes to choose from: the heritage-rich City Route and the beautiful mini-Peninsula route. Passengers can also opt for an add-on Winelands tour through the vineyards of Constantia or a Hop On Hop Off boat tour through the city’s interconnected Waterfront canals. www.citysightseeing.co.za.

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More Info?

Call us at +27 (0)82 5522 711 to get more info on the accommodation

Contact Us


15 AB Bull Road
Simon’s Town
Cape Town
South Africa




+27 (0)82 5522 711   +27 (0)83 411 0116

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