for whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
its always ourselves we find in the sea
Close to the southernmost tip of Africa, in the Cape Town Village of Simon’s Town is where you will find Thalassa, our Seaforth Holiday Villa.
This magical family home overlooks Seaforth Beach, is a two minute walk to the more secluded Water’s Edge Beach, and is only a five minute walk to the world famous Boulder’s Beach walkway. Boulder’s Beach nature conservancy is home to a colony of endangered African Penguins – unique to this part of the world.
The village of Simon’s Town was given its name in 1687 by Dutch Governor Simon van der Stel. It remained an informal settlement until 1743 when it became the official winter anchorage for ships of the Dutch East Indian Company. In 1794, the British took occupancy of the Cape.
A whaling station was established in the bay in 1810, directly behind Thalassa. By this time, there were approximately 40 houses in the village, mostly summer residences of wealthy Capetonians.
In 1875 Simon’s Town was ceded to the British Admiralty as a naval station. By 1902 Simon’s Town had grown to a town with almost 500 houses. Most of the residents were either employed at the dockyard or by the navy. Today Simon’s Town retains the feel of a British naval town, and is known as the ‘end of the line’ by locals, being the last town connected to Cape Town city by one of the most scenic coastal railway lines imaginable.
Rates per night
Villa low season: R 4500
Villa high season: R 5000
Villa peak season: R 6500
Refundable breakages deposit: R 6000
Seaforth Villa is only available as a self-catering / full rental establishment. Because of this, a flat rate is charged regardless of the number of guests. Beds are available for 17 guests, and a maximum of 18 guests may be accommodated.