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Boulders Beach

Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
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Ranked #5 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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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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177 attraction reviews
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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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

It was an absolute waste of time and money. I could not believe the ridiculous price they charged for entrance and to top it all off they make a 12 year old child pay adult price. Since when is a 12 year old an adult?? You have to push your way between the all the other visitors just to view... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A must do! We had lunch just at the end of the road which made it only a few minutes walk to the beach. The penguins are so damn cute and come very close to the pathl! Great spot for photos and enjoying nature. We spotted some eggs and baby penguins hidden in the bushes! Clean toilet facilities and convenient... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I fell in love with what I call, a little piece of heaven. the scenery is stunning. white sand, clear blue sea, all of the boulders, it is stunning. easy to get very good photos of the view/scenery and the penguins too. lots of penguins around :)

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