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Take a train trip to Simon’s Town

 While doing a day trip to this breathtaking coastal town via rail is an especially inexpensive (and scenic) means of travel, it also happens to afford a special and unique Mother City experience and an unusual way to view the breathtaking shoreline of the Cape Peninsula.

 The Metrorail route – which features trains that run at regular intervals – carries passengers from various points throughout central Cape Town and the Southern Suburbs along a part of the rocky False Bay coast, hugging the water’s edge, through surfing hotspot Muizenberg, charming fishing village Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Glencairn and on to quaint SA naval base and historic neighbourhood Simon’s Town.

  Along the way, travellers can hop off at a number of different sites (Brass Bell restaurants and pubs, which sits on the rocks of Kalk Bay, is a great pit stop for delicious pizza, live music and drinks, being as much of a well-loved institution as the train ride itself), and while the final destination boasts many attractions – the Boulders African penguin colony, a scratch patch and assortment of museums – it is the actual excursion and the joys of railway travel that make for the highlight of this classic Cape Town journey.

Source: Cape Town Magazine

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