It's a 45 to 60 minute drive from the centre of Cape Town. Take the M3 motorway from Cape Town (also called The Blue Route) to its end and turn right. In 2km at the second traffic light turn left up the mountain on the M64 "Ou Kaapse Weg". This 12km long mountain pass road has wonderful views through Silvermine and winds down to Sun Valley. Keep straight on past three traffic lights and over another hill you will reach a set of traffic lights at a T-junction by the ocean. Turn right and Simon's Town is 5kms away.
Enter destination "Wharf Street Simon's Town" into your GPS. It may try to route you via Muizenberg, so it's best to use our directions as above via the M3, M64, M6 route until you get to Sun Valley and then follow the GPS.
UPDATE: CURRENTLY NO TRAINS RUNNING.
Trains leave regularly from Cape Town Station stopping at most local stations on the way and the trip takes an hour and five minutes. It is then a 10 minute walk to the launch site. Bear in mind it is not the most reliable service.
Call 0800 65 64 63 toll free from a land line to confirm train times.
Simon’s Town Shuttles 079 486 4228 – Unicab 021 486 1600 – Intercab 021 447 7799 – Uber
About 700 metres past the Railway Station you will see the Shell petrol station on your right. Shortly after passing it you will see ahead of you on the left a blue and white building with a tall mast on it. Turn left into Wharf Street at this building. There is a parking lot just there and there are usually free spaces.
The Shell petrol station on your right is your first landmark as you enter Simon's Town - it's about 500 metres past the Railway Station.
Shortly after passing the Shell petrol station you will see ahead of you on your left a blue and white building with a tall mast on it.
Turn left into Wharf Street at this building. There is a parking lot just there and there are usually free spaces
Park in the parking lot and X marks our spot where you will see our kayaks.