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Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
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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great day out

a really great day out and also they have lovely food too along with gifts to take home with you, i loved it here and its great to see and take photos.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

a really great day out and also they have lovely food too along with gifts to take home with you, i loved it here and its great to see and take photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to take young kids, we have a 2 year old and he loved it here. The beach is really sheltered from the wind, and also has a very protected swimming bay. The penguins sleep on the rocks nearby, we didn't see any swimming but maybe we were there at the wrong time for that. It... More 

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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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Galloway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

So cool to see those little guys in the wild, life long dream to visit South African penguins fulfilled!

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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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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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Plantation, Florida
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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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