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Boulders Beach

Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Simon's Town
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Great spot to share a beach with penguins although be warned as the beach gets very busy. Best to go early to get a good spot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I don't think this attraction is worth visiting specifically, but it makes an OK stop en route to Cape Point. There is a viewing deck where you don't really get very close to the penguins at all. But if you walk further along there is a second entrance (make sure you keep your ticket) which leads to the actual beach... More 

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Berkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped off a Boulders Beach and paid a small entry fee to walk along a boardwalk to see the penguins. Bit busy when we were there as loads of tourists taking photos but we were glad we had the opportunity to get up close without disturbing the penguins too much.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Boulders beach is a penguin lovers paradise. These little sea birds are charming and in great numbers at this nature reserve. I had read that it is possible to walk on the beach with them, this is not the case (quite understandable really) and you observe them from a boardwalk. There is a charge to go onto the boardwalk and... More 

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Uppingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

An African penguin colony you should not even if you are not a birder. The children love it! Help conserve more habitats for birds. This shows it can be done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit for both kids and adults. You have a choice either walk along the boardwalk and see the Penguins from there or go on the beach, swim amongst the rocks and see them. Either way it's great to see these funny little birds. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic destination for viewing the colony of endangered African penguins. They are accustom to humans who are on an observation deck above them. Their numbers were numerous and a joy to watch. It is a bit of a walk from the parking areas, past beaches where local families enjoy the weekends. There are also numerous locals selling their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of our Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour, as my wife and I enjoyed watching the African Jackass Penguins in their natural habitat going about their business. They are very cute little creatures and it's great fun watching them. The entry fee is only 60 rands, and it's absolutely worth it for a sight of the northern... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Well laid out and a great place to visit. The penguins are so cute and funny. You could spend ages watching them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Boulders beach and the local penguin colony is a must see if you are visiting Cape Town. You can get up close and personal with these wonderful birds. However if there are too many people around they will move off, as happened with us when a coach asian tourists arrived making too much noise. Up until then it had been... More 

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