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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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Penguin Perfection!

Penguins happily swimming in the sea, sitting on the beach and looking after their babies in stunning surroundings and warm temperatures make Boulders Beach the perfect place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Penguins happily swimming in the sea, sitting on the beach and looking after their babies in stunning surroundings and warm temperatures make Boulders Beach the perfect place to see these interesting animals in a natural habitat. The visitor's centre allows access to a boardwalk along the beach where the colony of African Penguins roam. All along the walkway, couples of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Nice beach with access to the South African penguin colony. You do have to pay a park fee to access the beach and the flightless birds. It's a lovely stroll, very clean and safe. Lots of photo opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Stunning little beach where penguins roam. So lovely to watch and swim with penguins. Very cold water though. A little crowded at times but well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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

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mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Cape Town, South Africa
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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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