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Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
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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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A good place to visit

A definite must see in the area. The penguins are Lovely. The day we visited was quite windy, so many penguins had moved to a beach just by the coach park. Seats on the dunes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A definite must see in the area. The penguins are Lovely. The day we visited was quite windy, so many penguins had moved to a beach just by the coach park. Seats on the dunes to watch these birds or you could walk to the waters edge to get very close to them. A better photo opportunity than in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A great place for a stop over when driving back to the city (Cape Town) from Cape Point. One can easily spend an hour or two here and get up close with the African Pengiuns. But touching them is forbidden! There is an entry fee which goes for the protection and care of these penguins. If it gets windy then... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

What a treat to visit this beach and see the penguins and wildlife of South Africa! I consider this a must and was a top thing for my husband and I to do during our time in South Africa, Cape Town area specifically. We hired a driver to drive us around for a day to hit some major attractions in... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Lots of penguins on the sand and nesting under bushes, easy to see from boardwalk. Take upper walk just after entry gate to avoid crowds. Stairs instead of ramps though.. Nice 45miute walking/viewing. Markets for standard trinkets, souvenir store, really good restaurant on water below parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Who would have guest that you have this beautiful place about 30 min drive from Cape Town? Upon arrival we parked our car and already saw a few penguins standing on the rocks. As you walk down you get to a little wooden office that you pay at for the entrance to Boulders Beach, the reason for this is to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I loved seeing the penguins, I disliked the idea of paying to see them on the beach. The good news is there is a board walk behind the reserve area where you can view all the penguins you like for free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I was totally blown away by the Penguins it's such a great a lovely day out we had a drive and stopped here on the way to Cape Point, it's quite a late area and you can get very close to the Penguins, it's in a very pretty area and great location definitely not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

A nice short stop to see the penguins and maybe have an ice cream to break the afternoon up. We enjoyed our visit, although we thought the penguin viewing was much better at Bettys Bay.

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Bad Homburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

The National Park the Boulders is a very small one but with great fun visiting and observing the African Penguins. Take pictures but don't touch :-) You learn a lot about them and the fauna in the Cape Area if you take your time to read.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful experience watching the penquins watching you!! Be aware if you have mobility problems, the stones are staggered and may cause a problem. There are hundreds of penquins and it is so lovely watching them look out for each other. A lovely visit-thank you!

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