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Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
Phone Number: +27-0-21-786-2329
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The sheltered inlet of Boulders Beach is located in the Cape peninsula near...

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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Close encounters with penguins

Boulders beach is amazing possibility to observe penguins and their life at close proximity. Especially good are board walks, where it is possible to see (and hear) all facets of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Vilnius
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Boulders beach is amazing possibility to observe penguins and their life at close proximity. Especially good are board walks, where it is possible to see (and hear) all facets of life in the colony of these stunning birds. At the public beach it is also possible to see penguins very close, sometimes they scuttle just between your legs, going determinedly... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very crowded beach and when the tide is in almost no beach at all. Penguins swim amongst you and the water is very calm because of all the protection from the rocks. We liked it on a hot day.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

If you like penguins this is certainly the place to go. It is possible to wander along the boardwalks and watch the African penguins and also it is possible to go onto one of the beaches where they are found.

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Thank KernowEngland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this beach , you can freely walk amongst the penguins and lay right by the beach which has a lagoon kind of feel . My only turn off is a lot of people don't know how to give the Penguins there own personal space which I found frustrating , Always constantly trying to get closer then they should... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Boulder Beach, home of the Penguins as part of a longer Cape Point tour. We purchased a ticket to get to the beach and get a close up view of the penguins. It was everything i and imagined, literally hundred of penguin families. It was so cute to see all the penguins paired up. It was fantastic to see... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was great! Seeing penguins so close, free, in such heat.. Surprising and wonderful! The only thing that actually bothered me was the amount of people in the beach. It was around 11am and there was so much noise..

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to the Cape Peninsula isn't a visit without a stop to see the Penguins at Boulders Beach. The Boardwalk set-up is a nice walk (though can be very windy) and you literally are up close and personal with the Penguins. If you walk to the South side (which also has parking / admission) you can enter directly onto... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to see the penguins and we were not disappointed. Bit of a walk from the carpark but worth it. don't forget the camera

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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one place on our trip we wanted to go and we were not disappointed. Very interesting to see all these little penguins from the walkway. You may find it better to turn right after you enter, as most tourist go left and the right hand walkway is much less crowded.

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Thank opticook
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful area, there are a few stall offering local goods 4 sale, some restaurants and a lovely beach area. On top of all that for just 65 Rand per person you can visit the penguin sanctuary.

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