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Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: The sheltered inlet of Boulders Beach is located in the Cape peninsula...
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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Penguins!!

What a great experience! There is a walkway you can walk for free, and a very informative visitor centre

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

What a great experience! There is a walkway you can walk for free, and a very informative visitor centre

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Unique place to see penguins on a beach. One would expect Antarctica but here they are in hundreds - the braying penguins of South Africa as their call sounds like a donkey braying!! Reasonably priced entry fee. A long walkway through their habitat takes you to the beach. Along the walkway you will encounter and interact with penguins - but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

If you're in the Cape Town area visiting Boulder Beach is a must especially if you have young children. The beach is beautiful,the scenery is beautiful and of course the penguins are all so beautiful and so near because almost touch them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Boulders beach is a beautiful, generally quiet beach, where children lay in the water or n the rocks and adults laze in the sun. We had a penguin swimming next to us in the water and then waddling up the beach. It was a windy day, but the beach itself was sheltered and still.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A must place to visit if you are in the area to get close to penquins in their natural environment. The beach is small and quaint, being totally uncommercialised and without any facilities - almost a reminder of a by-gone age. I found the board walk area less interesting, being more like a zoo experience, and it can get crowded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great to visit the penguns. Walk along board walks and have tremendous views of the penguins going about their daily lives and raising their chicks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A must see when you are in the Western Cape is the colony of 800 penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon's Town. The location is fantastic, a sandy beach with a beautiful piece of ocean. All over the beach are 100's of African penguins. Many are lazing in the sun, some are waddling to the ocean and back and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you're excited about penguins, you will not be disappointed. Not only is the beach covered with them, you'll enjoy several interactions with them along your walk to the beach before you even enter the park. If you don't need to see a swarm of them, you'll have plenty of photo ops on the walkway before you even hit the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We visited Boulders Beach on a tour with Cape Xtreme. Besides penguins and those massive rocks, there is not much to see over there. There is an entrance fee (already paid if you go on a tour), the beach is quite small, and after 30 minutes, we were all done being there. Let's face it, there are more beautiful beaches... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Have visited Boulders to see the penguins twice before but enjoyed it a much for the third time. Could spend all day watching them.

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