There is a regular MetroRail service from Simon's Town to Cape Town via Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, Muizenberg, Wynberg and Claremont. Be sure to buy a first-class (metro plus) ticket ; these are not expensive. Although safety on trains has been an issue in the past, in recent times MetroRail has put a lot of effort into improving the situation and now the Cape Town-Simon's Town line is considered totally safe and reliable. The journey from Cape Town takes just over an hour.
A good option is to buy MetroRail's special "hop on, hop off" tourist ticket. This allows you unlimited travel between Simon's Town and Cape Town for an entire day; you can get off and on at any station. The cost is a very reasonable R30.
The train station is at the north end of Simon's Town, about a 10 minute walk to the centre of Simon's Town. Alternatively you can grab a ride on the back of a Rikki Taxi (see "Getting Around" below).
Simon's Town is small enough to get around by foot (it takes less than 30 minutes to walk from one side to the other). From the train station to the centre of town is a 10 or 15 minute walk (turn left as you exit the station).
If you really don't feel like walking you can take a "Rikki" taxi. A "Rikki" is a small minibus which usually runs from the train station to Boulders Beach (and beyond if requested). Unlike other minibus taxies, Rikki's do not hoot their horn constantly so you must keep an eye out for them. Their vehicles are unique in that they are obviously a minibus but much smaller in size and painted white (often with an advertisement on the back) and often flash their lights. Also, unlike most other minibus taxis, Rikki's are driven safely and considered safe for tourists.
A Rikki taxi meets every train that arrives at Simon's Town station. It costs R3.00 to go from the station to central Simon's Town and R5.50 to go to Boulders Beach.
Golden Arrow buses travel between Fish Hoek and Simon's Town, going as far as Boulders Beach, Murdoch Valley, Rocklands and Seaforth.
The Meeting Place, 98 St George's Street, ☎ +27 (0)21 786-1986. Excellent (but expensive) food, with great views north over False Bay. There is a restaurant/cocktail bar upstairs and a deli/coffee shop downstairs.edit
The Sweetest Thing, 82 St George's Street, ☎ +27 (0)21 786-4200. Coffee shop with fantastic cakes and pastries.edit
Tibetan Tea House, Corner of Harington & St George's Streets, ☎ +27 (0)21 786-1544. Restaurant and art gallery, with Tibetan food.edit
Quayside Hotel, Simon's Town Waterfront, Jubilee Square, ☎ +27 (0)21 786-3838 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +27 (0)21 786-2241), . Luxury hotel overlooking the harbour and False Bay. Part of the Relais Hotels group.From R395 per person. edit
Seagetaway, 10 Rocklands Rd, Murdock Valley Simon's Town, ☎ +27 (0)82 855-3180 (email@example.com), . Exclusive Self Catering Cottage. Magnificent sea views. From R800 for the cottage per night sleeps 5. edit
Simon's Town Backpackers, 66 St George's Street (Main Road), ☎ +27 (0)21 786-1964 (capePax@kingsley.co.za), . An easy 5-minute walk from the train station.double R 360. edit
TopSail House, 176 St George's Street (Main Road), ☎ +27 (0)21 786-5537 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +27 (0)21 786-5537), . Budget accommodation in an old convent, which has been converted into a delightful guest lodge.edit
Whaleview Manor, ☎ +27(21) 786 3291, . Stunning guest house with overlooking False Bay. Friendly and caring staff. Mentioned in DK Eyewitness Travel Guide.edit