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Boulders Penguin Colony

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Simon's Town, South Africa
+27 21 786 2329
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Protected African penguins are in their natural habitat and easily viewed for wood walkways going over and around their habitat. This place is very educational and fun to go and watch the penguins and how they live.

Thank DayDreamer13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cutest little critters...pleasing to all eyes, young and old! Definitely worth a visit even if you are not a Penguin person....they are a hit!

Thank thehungrytraveller10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a must see. These cute creatures must be conserved. So amazing to see them going about their life!

Thank WTisSearching
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have an opportunity for a road trip when in Cape town then take a trip out to Boulders beach and have a look at the biggest African penguin colony. The reserve is both at the beach and along the coast. There is also...More

Thank MrPhileasF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps it was a bad day but I expected there to be more penguins. Don't get me wrong there were plenty of photo opportunities but was it worth the trip - no, not for me.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to see the Penguins closely. They are an amazing species. A bit expensive though. Cost R75 per person. Costs only R20 at Stony Point if you driving to through Hermanus.

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed watching these penguins in their natural habitat. A beautiful setting and would recommend for a short visit. Great.

Thank boise7Somerset
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They're called jackass penguins because they bray like donkeys. Yes, I heard it with my own ears. It's not raucous but it is a bit odd. These penguins mate for life and mother and father take turns nurturing the newly hatched babies for about six...More

Thank anon3200
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited after hours of the main sanctuary so instead went on the public beach- virtually alone!!! There were dozens of penguins there, fantastic interaction, wonderful pictures, bliss!

Thank MikeLinda23
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

We used the public parking lot that is at the end of the boardwalk. As you start down the boardwalk and you look in the direction of the beach, you will see penguins that are nesting up close to and within sight of the boardwalk....More

Thank Terry W
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September 26, 2015|
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Response from Ronnie G | Reviewed this property |
PS: Most people include a visit to the penguins as part of a day trip around the Cape Peninsula, culminating in Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope). In summer, it is also possible to combine the visit with time on the adjacent... More
March 31, 2015|
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Response from Jules B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a small charge to enter - I think only £3 or £4 per person. Parking is available nearby - no charge for that - but it is busy.
January 11, 2015|
Response from jlareza | Reviewed this property |
Rent a car and drive to Sea Point and Simons Town. Or take the red route of the Hop on Hop off bus from Camps Bay and going back to Camps Bay.