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Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
Phone Number: +27-0-21-786-2329
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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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Whilst the penguins were a pleasure to watch, the fee to get in was high for a walk along a wooden walkway to join a crowd all trying to see the penguins!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Bulawayo, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Whilst the penguins were a pleasure to watch, the fee to get in was high for a walk along a wooden walkway to join a crowd all trying to see the penguins!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You better not be afraid of penguins or your trip here might be scary as the beach is packed to the rafters with those adorable black and white creatures. If you happen to like the flightless bird than you'll love your time at Boulder Beach. You can get up close to the birds, take as many pics as you like,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great to see the African Penguins but I imagine that in peak season the area would be really crowded with little opportunity to really see the birds as you are limited to the boardwalks. I am glad we went in winter.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Wow this was a treat to see these little penguins and their stunningly beautiful beach! When you arrive to the parking lot there is a small craft market with loads of local goodies at reasonable and very soft prices. The day we were there, there was also a wonderful group of men who sang beautiful African music (make sure you... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Penguin's Everywhere - We went on aug month, Have seen more that 200 penguins. A medium pathway, good scenery. Go in the morning time around 9. A must watch place and worth Visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

being on a group tour this was a part of our itinerary n was glad that it was.watch them hit the water soaking in sun, guarding their little ones n u will surely love it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had gone on a holiday with my family to south africa.In our tour we had visited this beach specially to watch the endangered African penguins.You can see them very closely and their habitat.Visit this place in Winter and you will enjoy the chilly winds

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We took the train from Cape Town for about 40 rand ($4) for a day pass, and after 1.5 hours along the coast, walked for 45 minutes to reach Boulder's. The boardwalks make it easy to view and photograph the penguins, who are both in the bushes and on the beach. During our visit around noon, they were waddling to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It was great to see penguins in Africa. You get to see them relatively up-close and they are simply adorable. We spent a lot of time just looking at the little ones running into the water and being washed back to shore by a wave. Very cute.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It is interesting seeing penguins in their natural habitat, but there's not much to it. They are not very active or anything. If you are touring through the peninsula, it is worth a stop.

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