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Boulders Beach

Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Simon's Town
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The sheltered inlet of Boulders Beach is located in the Cape...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Tzaneen
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We visited two parts of this sanctuary : The first was probably more the 'official' site, and meant one paid an entrance fee before being allowed through onto the boardwalks and view the colony on their beach. There is a gift shop and area where one can learn much more about penguins.A must see if in Simon's Town. We even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

What a gorgeous place! The penguins are adorable and they sure do have the most beautiful beach in Africa for themselves.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The jackass penguins here are adorable! We were under the impression that you could walk right out on to the beach with them, but no you are limited to staying on the board walk. Obviously, this is for the good of preservation, and still a great see!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

One of our "must sees" while in Cape Town. The Penguins were delightful! Well worth making the trip to Boulders Beach. Parking can be difficult, so allow plenty of time to find a spot and be prepared to walk quite a way if necessary.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Visited Boulders after many years, and was so impressed. The beach is idyllic, protected from the wind by the surrounding cliffs. The walkway to the penguin viewing site was clean and well maintained. The penguins were a beautiful site, even though my two yr old was not that impressed. He took them fro granted, even when one was swimming right... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

One of Cape Town's must do unique tourist attractions. If you visiting in Summer then worth going early morning and spending half the day relaxing on this secluded beach and swimming with the penguins. The other nice thing about boulders is that its very well protected from the SE wind in summer. So dont worry too much if its windy... More 

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Klundert, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Animals are so cute!! You can see them very near but in there own Natural surroundings. Long boardwalk to enjoy everything you see!

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Friesland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

It is big fun to watch the behaviour of the little penguins. If you walk on the beach immediately after the cabin instead of taking the boardwalk, you have a chance of really walk in between the penguins. Bring your towel and some food and spend a couple of hours on the beach.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is such a unique experince for me. When everybody asks me what I have done in SA I say I swam with penguins. Its amazing experience especially for Europeans I guess. The penguins are all around and they are so funny. I went there with some friends from Russia and this was the aim of the entire trip. To... More 

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Port Elizabeth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

If you want to see penguins, then this is the place. You won't be disappointed. We got up close and got some really good pics of the kids with these sweet creatures. If you have a Wild Card, remember to take it with as you'll get free entry.

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