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About The Flying Penguin

The Flying Penguin offers self-catering and B&B accommodation and is perfectly situated within 2 km of the world famous Boulders Beach and its African penguin colony. With uninterrupted sea views, guests can enjoy the vista from Cape Hanglip lighthouse all the way to Clovelly, across magnificent False Bay.

Accommodation is offered in a penthouse which sleeps four, or ground floor suites which sleep two. All accommodation offers sea views across False Bay from every room. The penthouse sea view is particularly spectacular.

All units are self catering, but a continental breakfast is available for order in the ground floor suites. The accommodation offers free Wi-Fi internet access throughout - bring your tablet/device and stream your Netflix with no problem.

The accommodation on offer is:

The Penthouse - sleeps 4 and rented as a self catering unit in its entirety.

Ground Floor Suites - each rented on a per room (not per person) basis. Each suite sleeps 2 people either on a king size bed or on 2 singles. (Should you require a single bed each, please request this well prior to arrival). The suites are self catering but a continental breakfast may be ordered. This will be provided in room the day before so that guests can self cater at a time convenient to themselves.

The Flying Penguin is set against a hill with stunning views of the bay below with an uninterrupted vista from Hangklip to Clovelly. Our good size balcony and patios allows for sundowners in comfort. It is perfect for a romantic break, a family holiday or to get away to the wonders of the south peninsula.

We are just 5 minutes away from the centre of Simon's Town with all of its charming boutique stores, and only moment from the No 1 beach in the world: Boulder's Beach. The house is situated approximately ten minutes walk to Fisherman's Beach below us. Fisherman's beach with its warm water and gentle waves is extremely popular with families and children.

Walk to Fisherman's beach and play in the waves, relax on the sand or on the granite boulders, or catch a glimpse of the penguins that sometimes wander further afield from Boulders. We've even swum with otters at the beach.

Simon's Town and False Bay are blessed with warm water as opposed to the Atlantic seaboard, making for blissful swimming and playing in the waves.

Simon's Town is a maritime naval town and home to the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Steeped in history and tradition, Simon's Town has many adventures and activities on offer from Boat Trips to Kayaking, scuba diving, beaches, museums, golfing, fishing, tennis, hiking and more.


We are under 10 minutes drive to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Cape Point falls within the southern section of Table Mountain National Park. The natural vegetation of the area, fynbos, comprises the smallest but richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms.

Check in: 3pm to 8 pm; Check out: 10 am or earlier.

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Shower
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Full payment on bookings taken less than 30 days before arrival. Otherwise a 50% deposit is payable with the balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival.

For peak season, full payment is required by 30 days prior to arrival.

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              Reviews for The Flying Penguin

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              Laurette Rudman
              20 September 2021

              We loved our stay at The Flying Penguin! It is pet friendly, very close to Simons town & hiking areas. The view is beautiful! Our hosts were amazing with advice where to go & gave us 100% privacy. The place itself was spotless. Would highly recommend The Flying Penguin!

              estelle Kruger
              18 December 2020

              We loved our stay at the Flying Penquin. We stayed downstairs as we needed the garden for our "old" Golden Retriever. Lovely pet-friendly establishment. I had a sneak preview of upstairs. Beautiful views. Thank you for the hospitality.

              Rachel Sakman
              01 March 2020

              \the view was just really amazing overlooking the ocean. Owners hospitality really awesome since time of arrival, very helpful. Beautiful apartment, comfortable beds. Would love to go back soon.

              Kimberly Liell-Cock
              12 May 2019

              This was my first AirB&B experience and it had certainly set the bar.Beautiful room with a stunning view and lovely vibe from the owners.We brought our border collie and German Shepherd who were content on the small patio.All round amazing experience.

              Sharon & Dirk Cornelissen
              07 April 2019

              Very pleasant stay, nicely fitted out. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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              The Flying Penguin is 31.9km from the centre of Cape Town , the nearest airport 31km (Cape Town International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling