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Boulders Beach

Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Simon's Town
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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... more » 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. « less
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Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I've visited Boulders many times and definitely preferred it before the fences and penguin protection arrived. We used to be able to swim with the Penguins, now you have to pay to see them

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Boulders Beach was one of the stops on a half day tour our group booked, so I am not sure about the price of admission. I can tell you this place is definitely worth a visit to watch the penguins and get some memorable photos. Keep in mind, you do not actually get to interact with the penguins or touch... More

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

What a surprise and treat to see these Jackass penguins running in and out of the water and taking care of their babies.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Touching, funny, an authentic Penguin Club House who now starting to get disturbed by the increasing amount of constructions that shrink the territory of the original inhabitant.

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Those African penguins aren't daft - they've chosen an idyllic place to set up home. A small admission fee is charged and a wooden walkway takes you directly to the beach where you can penguin watch from. The sea is a turquoise and the sand pure white. We were very lucky to see a mum with 2 babies. Spent ages... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Good area near town to view penguins among the boulders near the water. I liked Bettys Beach National Park better - but both are worth seeing.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The boardwalk takes you right to them and they are amusing/interesting/eye opening. Never have been this close to penguins in the wild. Worth the time and money to see them. They seem about as curious to see us and we are to see them.

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Nice walk way to view the Africian penguins. The is a nice restaurant there where we had a great fish lunch. The were also numerous vendors as well as some young women performing African dance.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We booked this trip through our Cape Town hotel as didn't want to go with a tour company. We hired a taxi and had our driver all day which was far cheaper than using a company and meant we could do what we wanted. The actual boulders beach penguin bit is very touristy and although lovely to see the penguins... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very nice place to be up close and personal with the Penguins....cute but smelly ;-) You can visit them on your trip around the cape peninsula, as I did as you do not need to spend very long here. I guess an hour is plenty of time including parking and walking to and from.

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