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Glencairn Hotel near Simons Town

One of the oldest accommodation establishments in Simons Town,  the Glencairn Hotel is family-friendly guest lodge and pub between Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town. The restaurant deck is perfect to watch southern right whales in False Bay. Stay the night in an en suite room with a view of Glencairn Beach and you may also encounter two ghostly residents. Some claim to have seen a woman and a little boy on the stairs of the hotel and their presence is occasionally felt when furniture is moved around. Enjoy spirits of a different kind at the Stoep and Swing pub or have a meal with a view at the Bay Café restaurant.

From R450 a room a night (single). Continental breakfast is provided. Cooked breakfast on request. Tel 021-782-0314 or 082 733 4400. Weekly and monthly rentals available on request.


DID YOU KNOW? Southern right whale populations are showing a slow increase since international protection in 1935 when over-exploitation nearly eradicated the species. There are estimated to be approximately 3 000 to 4 000 currently surviving in the southern hemisphere.