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  1. Encourage and boost local tourism through making holidays more affordable.
    This is achieved by offering locals a 15% saving. The same 15% that would have left our shores had it been paid as commission to an International Booking site.
  2. Reduce the dependancy on large International Booking sites.
    This is achieved by building up a loyal following of verified users who we will market to on an exclusive and regular basis to maximise the opportunity.
  3. Ensure more money stays within local tourism to benefit us all.
    It is no secret that the large International Booking sites pay no or very little tax to South Africa or Namibia. By taking back a little more control we boost our own economy, and in particular, our local tourism. This is good for us all.
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  3. If the property is currently running a "Special" greater than 15% then the "Special" price will apply. (No further savings needs to be offered). EXCEPT in the case where the "Special" is lower than 15%. In that case the 15% will apply.
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  4. The property must offer valid members the saving all year round. (Properties that pick and chose in which seasons to participate run the risk of being removed from the programme completely. Allowing selective participation defeats the integrity of this initiative).
  5. The property must not inflate the price before the 15% is applied. Prices displayed should be the rack rate. (The official or advertised price of a room).
  6. The property must honour any bookings made while the property was participating as a $elect Stays property.
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Simon's Town & Surrounding Accommodation

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1100 plants species... and penguins! What?

Simon's Town is a quaint naval village, 40 km from Cape Town en route to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Named after the Governor Simon van de Stel, who chose to use the town as a winter anchorage for the Royal British Navy. The town was handed over to the South African Navy in 1957. St George's Street, in Simon's Town, is known as the historical mile and 21 of the buildings are over 150 years old. A stroll along the little cobbled roads to explore restored, old cottages and houses is a delight and there are a number of shops, restaurants and coffee shops as well as a navy museum, toy museum and a waterfront emporium to explore.

There is a plethora of accommodation in Simon's Town. Ranging from economical to luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation, Simon's Town has it covered. Want options? There is also a full range of self catering accommodation in Simon's Town, so there really is something for everyone's budget.

Simon's Town's beaches are really worth a visit, particularly Boulders Beach with its famous penguin colony and the local golf course has wonderful views over the sea. The Cape Peninsula National Park is 7750 hectares of bird watcher's paradise and 1100 indigenous plant species, some of which occur nowhere else on earth.

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View over Simon´s Town
African Penguins at Boulders Beach near Simonstown
Architecture of Simon's Town: St Georges Street
Decision time. Should I stay or get wet? African penguin at Boulders Beach, Cape Town
Architecture of Simon's Town: St Georges St
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Boulders Beach, Simon's Town, Cape Town
Adult African penguins at Boulders Beach, Simon's Town
So cute! Baby African penguins at Boulders Beach, Simon's Town
Popular dive site at Penguin Point, Boulders, Simon's Town
Seaforth Beach, near Simon's Town
Scarborough, lies just beyond Kommetjie and comprises of scattered houses and beach homes that lie embedded in the steep mountains of Slangkop and Red Hill
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