- 3 hours
Simon’s Town Tour
Slavery and Simon’s Town
With the exception of the museum visit, the majority of this walk takes place outside. If it is raining, please bring an umbrella and sensible shoes. Our walks happen rain or shine.
The tour begins outside Admiralty House, which is the first building as you enter Simon’s Town, just after the Simon’s Town Railway Station.
We do not visit the penguins on our tour, although you can explore Simon’s Town at your own leisure afterward.
Joline Young is a historian, researcher, and author who holds a Master's degree in Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town, with Distinction. Joline has spent the past decade researching the history of Simon's Town and is an authority on the subject. Joline's walking history tours of Simon's Town focus particularly, but not only, on the history of slavery in the town. Joline also offers social history and slavery tours throughout the Western Cape. Her short story 'July', set in Simon's Town, was shortlisted for the Pen-Studlinski Award and went on to receive an honorable mention from the Nobel Prizewinner, J.M. Coetzee.
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