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Boulders Beach

Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
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Private Tour: Cape Point and Constantia Valley...
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Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The sheltered inlet of Boulders Beach is located in the Cape...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The sheltered inlet of Boulders Beach is located in the Cape peninsula near Simon's Town. Here exists a protected colony of African penguins which can be viewed in their natural habitat via wooden walkways. There is also an excellent beach for swimming nearby.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

What a cool place to visit and absolutely no need to do this as part of a guided tour as it is more than easy to find and to visit yourself. We drove down on the way to Cape Point and spent about an hour and a half here on a wild and blustery summer's day. The penguins are quite... More 

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Chinteche, Malawi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The entrance fee is 6$ USD. that gets you down to boulder beach and into the boardwalk that goes down to the penguins. Seen several hundred penguins, got within a meter of lots of them. Took lots of photos!!! The water was a bit chilly when you first go in, but then its not to bad, i think it was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A fantastic little beach perfect for young families. Access to a lagoon perfect for swimming and real life penguins actually on the beach and mingling with the bathers. Definitely not to be missed. Unfortunately you have to pay to get on the beach, however it was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is an absolute must on any visit to the western cape. The area is stunningly beautiful, and the sheer novelty of sharing a beach with penguins is one not too be missed. The beach and bay are protected so make it 100 per cent safe for swimming, and the shallow water makes it safe for children. It can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I just read a few of the "average" reviews and I believe they missed the second entrance all together! There are two entrances, and the price covers both. We went to the far side first and were able to walk past the more crowded hang out area of the beach and enjoy many, many penguins hanging out by the gorgeous... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

An interesting colony of African Penguins can found in their thousands at Boulders, a SAN Park project just outside Simonds Town. This can prove to be an amusing visit as the Penguins can be very funny at times. The children will love them. Also, the setting & the cove is picturesque too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I never get tired of going to Boulders. Just to walk quietly around watching these amazing little animals having a ball in a protected, pristine environment lifts my soul every time. A big thank you to all involved in the conservation and protection of our penguins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

First time I saw penguins. Didn't even know they were on African soil. But they are. Water was crazy cold too. Good fun. Definitely gonna do it again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

close look at African penguins as the trail goes down to water, interesting to get close to them. Lots to see but likely about 30 minute visit for the cost

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Truly memorable day out at Boulders beach. Swimming up close with penguins and relaxing on the warm sand. Awesome awesome awesome. A must do for anyone visiting Cape Town

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