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Boulders Beach

Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 16 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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Astoria, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I knew I wanted to visit Boulders Beach to see the penguins and I was not disappointed when I got there! There were fewer penguins that what I'd imagined, but still plenty to see and watch and laugh at. They're just adorable and I had so much fun here.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We arrived very early at 8:45 am as we had another activity planned at noon and wanted to make sure we had time to see the penguins, and visit Cape Point. We lingered too long with the amazing penguins and had to race to the point to be back at Simon's Town at noon. We had never seen penguins in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Such an unforgettable day with my husband and 2 kids. Makes me so proud to be a South African seeing tourists also enjoying our beautiful country and what it has to offer!

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new delhi
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Boulder beach is as close you'll see the African penguins in their natural habitat. Through a length of carefully constructed wooden structures, one can see the penguins (families, in fact) swimming in the ocean, waddling in the scrubland surrounding the beach etc. Recommended for sure.

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Paying R160 to see 20 penguins is not my idea of a great time. First we went to an empty beach because the inept staff at the second entrance chose not to inform us about the right place to go. After wandering about and taking some wrong stairs, we resorted to going back to the entrance for our money back.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

One of the more beautiful beaches we have experienced if you enjoy wildlife and a beach with terrain rather than wide open sandy beaches. The African penguin colony is a must see and provides a very unique experience. We were surprised how close we were able to get to the penguins.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful beach, kids loved it. Go early or late (we were there at 10am) before the tour buses arrive.

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Just love it here, not just for the quiet peaceful beach but for the adorable penguins. A must see in this area. There is a charge but god it is worth every penny. Spend as long as you wish to. My favourite place.

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Inhassoro, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Very nice place to visit, between the cute penguins and the breathing scenery its well worth the trip.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We visited the Boulders Beach on 5th June 2014 with African Eagle Day Tours. The fee per adult was R55. Adult penguins and baby penguins roaming together everywhere. Kelp could be seen everywhere in the water. It gave us quite an amazing place to visit.

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