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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
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The sheltered inlet of Boulders Beach is located in the Cape peninsula near...

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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African Penguins

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Boulders Beach is the perfect place to watch African Penguins. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Boulders Beach is the perfect place to watch African Penguins. Highly recommended.

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Where else in the world can one swim on a pristine beach with penguins? The sea is warm and crystal clear and one can swim alongside these fascinating creatures who paddle next to one in the sea and waddle along the beach nearby. A truly beautiful, unspoilt setting where one can relax and enjoy nature at its best.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice beach, you can go for a walk , sunbath watching the little penguins. When you feel peckish there is a restaurant with a nice view of the beach which sales lovely fish and chips. I really enjoyed the place.

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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Able to be very close to the penguins with ease, great place for the kids and close to the city. Visited many times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If not for tripadvisor we would've missed out this gem under our noses. This seems to be a very well run establishment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is such a wonderful beach full of penguins. You won't believe it. It's really an. Amazing experience to have. It's all year round and the area is absolutely fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was an unforgettable visit to see the African Penguins on Boulders Beach. It's extremely entertaining because there is penguin action every where you turn. The penguins are everywhere. Some of them seem to be busy wandering aimlessly. You can watch the others enjoy the sun, the waves and land on the beach in large groups. There's always something to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Boulders Beach recently and saw loads of very adorable penguins. We were there during their winter, and was told they're there all year. You need to pay for entry (not too expensive) since it's an official National Park type of place. Explore the path to the right was you enter the site. Most people go straight and at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well laid out with board walks. Plenty of opportunities to see the pengujns going about their daily routine, gathering nesting material, going in the sea, or just lying on the sane. However, very crowded and difficult to see from the first viewing area I went to. I then moved along and walked to the other area where there were fewer... More 

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Hirschberg an der Bergstrasse, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you see the African penguins you will definitely love them. Some might be distracted by the many people on the walkways, but still you can enjoy this place in nature. The movements are so cute. You can shoot wonderful photos and still you do not have the feeling of disturbing their habitat, they are so relaxed. And having a... More 

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