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Boulders Beach

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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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Lovely walking to Boulders Beach

Love the penguins. Lovely walk to the beach. Exploring all the little shops along the way. Relax at the beach for a while and visit the toy museum on your way back

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Love the penguins. Lovely walk to the beach. Exploring all the little shops along the way. Relax at the beach for a while and visit the toy museum on your way back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We spent over an hour here, we were having so much fun with the penguins. We didn't get in the water (too cold) but watching them swimming and wandering around was very entertaining. There are two sections, the one most people go to has dozens of penguins but you are on a boardwalk with dozens of other tourists. Still cool,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This beach is amazing it has colony of penguins so amazing that is unbelievable. You cannot miss this if you haven't seen penguins other than zoo's around the world. This is a jewel in South Africa.

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Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you've seen penguins before - then this will be disappointing. A few penguins only - and sightseers were corralled in a small area looking down on a tiny patch of beach along a wooden walkway. Could see penguins in their burrows - but not much to see. Wouldn't recommend

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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

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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

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

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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