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Boulders Beach

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Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
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+27 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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A different world!

I was expecting to see the penguins.. not as many! Was a really nice surprise. You have to pay a small fee if you want to go in the main beach (I personally think that it is worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was expecting to see the penguins.. not as many! Was a really nice surprise. You have to pay a small fee if you want to go in the main beach (I personally think that it is worth it!) but you can see penguins pretty much everywhere! what to say? if you love penguins... it is a MUST!

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a wonderful place to see penguins almost any time of year and whilst you're not interacting with them, the penguins are obviously used to having people around and seem to just get on with things. I got some fantastic photos too.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

But go left and not right as it's free if you go to the left. Stunning location and very cute penguins

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for the penguins but was blown away by the beauty of the beach and overall scenery. Worth the drive from Cape Town

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Cape Town this is a must on your holiday itinerary. Walk along the board walks seeing these wonderful African Penguins just a few feet away from you and take some great photos. We also Dassies which you may also see up a table Mountain. Pay to enter the penguin reserve and walk down to the beach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Parked just up the road, lots of penguins to see, lovely aloe shop by the car park as well as ice cream.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have never been to a place where the pinguins liked the warm weather. And you can actually swim with them.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We Came here expecting to see the penguins for free but there's a charge to get in to see them which was a bit disappointing. We decided to walk around the car park and the wooden walkway instead and found plenty of penguins so it wasn't a wasted trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First experience ever ! Being a South African citizen I just loved what I saw . Cute little penguin mates happy feet , living freely on the beaches and in the waters , some young , some shredding skin and mostly mating calls ! Wonderful surroundings ,beautiful environment and ofcourse entree fees but worth it !! Some penguins even walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went during S.African summer and the penguins seemed perfectly comfortable basking in the warm sun. I thought penguins thrive in cold climate, so this was quite a surprise. There were hundreds of them just walking/standing around on a beach that is cordoned off. We even saw a penguin laying an egg.Very nice experience.

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