Posted by: blogsforbobs | January 31, 2013

What’s Happening in Simon’s Town?

Valentines day is upon us shortly and February is a month filled with dates and weekends away! So take a look at what is happening in Simon’s Town this month and bring your loved one and family down to the bay!

Sunday, February 3: 11h00 to 14h00. Veteran and Vintage Car Display (pre 1918)

The Crankhandle Club, the largest and most active old car club in Cape Town, is holding a vintage car run from Cape Town to Simon’s Town on Sunday, 3 February. The event commemorates the first ever organised motoring event in the country which was run from Greenmarket Square to Kalk Bay in 1901. Only cars built up to 1918 will participate and so it will be a really spectacular display.

Visit Jubilee Square between 11am and 2pm to view these legendary beauties! More information, on


Sunday, February 9: 09h00 to 14h00. Valentine Just Nuisance Market

Make a nuisance of yourself at the Just Nuisance Market in Simon’s Town’s Jubilee Square on Saturday, February 9 from 9am to 2pm.  Enjoy great views while browsing for high quality, local, hand-made, fresh, creative and quirky items. Great treats on offer for Valentine’s day. Explore shops, restaurants and other attractions on foot. Children will love the new play area at Bertha’s restaurant and running down the pier. Ample parking available. Come and pester us in Simon’s Town every second Saturday of the month.

Contact the market coordinator Christina Tranter on, call 0726917304 and visit


Thursday, February 14: 20h00. Valentine’s Dinner Dance at Simon’s Town Country Club
You are invited to come and celebrate love, dance in the candlelight and enjoy a fabulous meal at the Country Club this Valentine’s Day. Table service, cash bar and music by Alan & Shelly. Tickets are R150 pp. Book with Anita Tait, call 021 786 1233 and visit for more information. So, come and celebrate love….and dance in the candlelight.


Posted by: blogsforbobs | October 24, 2012

A happy guest’s pics

We always receive great feedback from our guests and were delighted to get an email drom Dave with his fabulous pics attached! Have a look at what they saw during their stay here in Simonstown

Posted by: blogsforbobs | September 17, 2012


Congratulations to:


Carinè Müller


Please contact us on to organize your stay!

Well done everyone! We’ll do another give away soon

Posted by: blogsforbobs | September 12, 2012

Spring is here!

Its that time again everyone! Simons Town Spring Festival is here! Simon’s Town welcomes the Spring and invites all our friends, residents, neighbours and visitors to celebrate with us over Heritage Weekend. The whole town has come together to make this the place to spend your holiday weekend. Businesses are offering specials on food, trips and accommodation. The whales are visiting and so should you. Come to the beach and make sandcastles with the kids, take a walk to the waterfall, see inside the Navy dockyard. Don’t forget your camera for the best ever holiday snaps of the family having fun for free!

The Grosvenor will be there to share photos and news so make sure to send us your pics on twitter tagging us with @staysimonstown 

Check out for all the info on whats happening over the weekend!

We hope to see you all there!


Posted by: blogsforbobs | June 7, 2012

And the winner is….

Well… phew! that was a mathamatical nightmare! there must be an easier way to go about this!

Sorry for the wait, the number generated first ended up being for a family member of The Grosvenor which we felt was not fair, so we randomized again and came to


Which went into our extra entrants and counted back to a tweet shared by:


Please email us on: to organize your stay!

Thank you so much everyone for entering! The response was wonderful and there were so many people who went all out that we would have loved to have picked to win but unfortunately there can be only one winner! Please stay connected with us, we love give aways and will have many more to come , plus great promotions!

Don’t forget to wear blue tomorrow for World Ocean Day!

Posted by: blogsforbobs | June 7, 2012

Face Book 500 Competition

When we started our humble facebook page and twitter accounts it was to keep connected with our past, present and future guests. We love keeping you updated with the happenings around Simon’s Town, sharing our pictures, guest’s feedback and running the odd give away (because everything tastes better when its for free!)

So, way back then we started a competition to boost out Facebook likes…. once we crossed 500 we would randomly pick one of our “like-ees” and they would get to bring 7 of their friends to the guest house for a night! How wonderful! Aren’t we just too kind!

So we have crossed over 400 likes already and are slowly climbing to 500, so we’re giving it one last promo push to finally do the draw!

Below is where you will be staying!

Lekker Hey!!!!

And here are some examples of the rooms:

You want in? Ok go to our facebook page and “like” us: THE GROSVENOR FACEBOOK PAGE

For an extra entries do the following:

  • Follow us on TWITTER
  • Share the competition with your friends (click share below)
  • Tell us in the comments section that you have done so ie. “I LIKE The Grosvenor on facebook, follow on twitter and have shared the competition with ALL my friends because I WILL win this competition and have the best night away with my friends in Simon’s Town!” – or something along those lines.
The winner will be drawn randomly once 500 likes have been achieved and extra entries tallied. Terms and Conditions apply
Posted by: blogsforbobs | May 25, 2012

Orca Extravaganza!

Wow, how amazing for the bay to have these wonderful sea creatures showing off their hunting abilities and unique grace in the water!

We were passed on these amazing pics by photographer Kari Underhill & Dave Hurwitz

The Dolphins swimming for their lives…. we wondered why?

And then come the hunters!

Please send us more pics to show the world the wonderful see life you see here in False Bay and encourage more travelers to visit our shores!

Posted by: blogsforbobs | May 9, 2012


Great Idea for a fun day in Simons Town! As part of Simon’s Town’s programme to increase visitor usage of Jubilee Square, the Simon’s Town  Business and Civic Associations have organised “Art on the Square” on Mother’s Day, Sunday 13 May (weather permitting).


Hope to see you all there! Why not make a night of it an spend the weekend here…

Posted by: blogsforbobs | April 25, 2012


Now here is something to tick off your bucket list… adopt and name your very own penguin! Today is world penguin day, and we here at The Grosvenor really do love our little friends down by the sea! 

Its been a tough life for a penguin these days… oil spills, great whites, tourists snapping away at you all day long! So why not give them a helping hand in life by supporting this great cause!

Below is from the SANCCOB WEBSITE:

HAPPY WORLD PENGUIN DAY – to mark the day SANCCOB is offering a discount  on our Adopt a penguin package, where you get to name your own penguin and payfor its release back into the wild.

OFFER ONLY VALID FOR 25 April 2012 (all time zones included): Adopt a penguin for only R400 / $53 and save R100 / $13. 

Penguin adoptions are quite simple. Each year during our busy winter season (June-November) we photograph each rehabilitated penguin before it is released back into the wild. Each bird receives a metal flipper-band before it is released. The medical history of the bird corresponds to the number on the band and this information is captured onto our database. To adopt a penguin, we look up its number and provide you with:

  • a letter of adoption -including a brief history (where the bird came from, what was wrong with it, how much it weighed on admission and release etc.)
  • a photograph of the penguin
  • a certificate of adoption and
  • back-copies of our newsletter

The documents are then posted to you.

Each adoption costs R500 and the application process takes a minimum of 10-15 working days, excluding posting time. Adoptions are processed the order they are received.


1. How do I adopt a penguin?
To adopt a penguin, simply click on the green “Adopt a penguin” button at the top right hand side of this page. Complete and submit the form to SANCCOB (with proof of payment if you are making a direct deposit). Don’t forget to name your penguin (if you wish to).

2. How much does it cost to adopt a penguin?
It costs R500 to adopt one penguin. currency converter

3. Is the fee a once off payment?
It is a once off fee and the adoption (letter, certificate and photo for your individual penguin) is yours for life.

4. What is the exchange rate?
Currency exchange rates change constantly. To determine the exact exchange rate from South African Rand to your currency, contact your bank, use the internet or click here. SANCCOB will not determine the exchange rate for your currency, as we receive an enormous amount of queries from all over the world.

5. How long will it take to process my adoption?
Once payment is received, it usually takes a minimum of 10-15 working days to process the Adoption pack. For this special Valentine´s offer, you will receive a “special note” for your loved one via e-mail, and the full adoption pack will follow in the post.

6. How long does air-mail take?
Adoptions sent via air-mail may arrive within a week or a month, depending on the post office.

7. What will I receive in my adoption pack?

You will receive the following in your adoption pack:a letter of adoption-including a brief description of why your penguin received treatment at SANCCOB a photograph of your penguina certificate of adoption

8. Will I receive updates about the penguin I adopt?

Once you receive your adoption pack, you will be added to our database and you will receive our e- newsletters. You will not receive further correspondence from SANCCOB regarding your penguin. SANCCOB is a sea bird rehabilitation centre. We rescue, rehabilitate and release ill, injured, oiled and orphaned sea birds.

9. Will I be able to see the penguin I adopt?
You will probably not be able to see your penguin. SANCCOB releases the penguins back into the wild once they have completed their rehabilitation. Your penguin could end up at any number of colonies along the coast of South Africa.

10. Do I get to keep the penguin I adopt?
You do not get to keep the penguin. SANCCOB is a seabird rehabilitation centre. Our purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate and release ill, injured and oiled sea birds. When you adopt a penguin, you can rest assured that your bird was released back into the wild.

So don’t delay… go sign up TODAY!

Posted by: blogsforbobs | April 19, 2012

A Royal Visit!

Princess Anne is in Cape Town to promote the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth. She arrived on monday, visited Soweto to meet with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on tuesday, and on wednesday she was here in Simon’s Town.

Well what a lovely suprise for our quaint little village! The lovely Princess visited us yesterday in Simon’s Town to lay a wreath in the cemetery and to visit the Navy. She received a very warm welcome by the South African Navy Band who played God Save the Queen before she chatted to some of the members. She also visited a local sailing school, Izivunguvungu, to meet their young sailers, many of them from disadvantages communities.

We hope she enjoyed her time here and expect that she’ll be back for some quality Simons Town R&R! Maybe even to stay with us here at The Grosvenor!

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