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Boulders Beach

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Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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a must if you are in the area of Simonstown

such a wonderful place, the penguins are quite unperturbed by all the visitor activity so you can get really close to their nests, and some even pose for you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

such a wonderful place, the penguins are quite unperturbed by all the visitor activity so you can get really close to their nests, and some even pose for you!

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Simon's Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you want to see African Penguins close up in a beautiful natural scenic setting and even swim with the penguins, then Boulders Beach is a fun place to go. They are very cute, curious, loud and, yes, at times smelly. Even though swimming with them does not always work, especially in moulting season, close encounters are always a fun... More 

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visit the restaurant at the Boulders and watch how the penguins amuses you. They are beautiful and by watching them let you feel so relaxed. Do not miss this beach on your way to Cape Point from Simonstown.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Such a unique experience to walk amongst the penguins and other wildlife in the park. Recommend the self-guided experience.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was such a unique opportunity. We stopped on our way back from the Cape of Good Hope, which made for an amazing day. Be aware that you view the penguins from a platform/walking path, which protects the penguins. Even though we were there between Christmas and New Years it wasn't too crowded.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Boulders beach is a great place to see the African Penguins in their natural environment. The beach is clean and well managed and the penguins surprisingly unbothered by the humans around.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing chance to see penguins in their natural habitat. When you walk along the walkway...stop and look in the bushes, I was amazed to see how many were hiding out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A rare experience that has to be seen, penguins on a beach in 28 degrees, amazing. It would appear that there are two entrances and one of which is less expensive plus you can access the beach and swim with them however we ended up on the other side. It was still a great experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've wanted to see penguins for a long time so this was my dream come true. Its winter so we couldnt swim with them but as we sat there a few of them who weren't as shy and came waddling up and played with us. Its 60 rand to go in the area but its not a zoo or anything... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

What a cool place. Sun, sand, penguins, clear water, quaint surrounding areas, access to eateries and parking - it's where you wanna be in the heart of summer. At any age this place makes you feel like a carefree kid again. Practice sensible safety measures and you will have an awesome outing. Don't forget your sunscreen, even when cloudy, the... More 

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Additional Information about Boulders Beach

Address: Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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