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Boulders Beach

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Kleintuin Rd | What3words: ///sectional.twitch.peacocks, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
+27 21 786 2329
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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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Kleintuin Rd | What3words: ///sectional.twitch.peacocks, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed near Seaforth in March with our teenaged children. We walked to Boulders Beach every morning. We pretty much had the penguins to ourselves - Both at the free Seaforth Beach & the SAParks Boulders. The penguins were spectacular to watch. There were so...More

Thank Michelle567
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used the Cape Town Pass to get into see the penguins. We decided to talk from the train station. It is a bit of a walk but there are plenty of vans (for a price) that will take you there as well. We went...More

Thank Autumn L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is really a neat visit to see the penguins. However we were there on a cold, windy day and the crowds were quite large, but still manageable. Hate to see what it would be like in the summer. Close interactions with the penguins while...More

Thank TravelingJ2014
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our second visit to this rookery where you can get really close to hundred of nesting penguins. An entrance fee helps keep this place well maintained Walkways above the sandy beach area separate peole from the penguins.

Thank Philly2VT
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were at the Boulders each to see the famous colony of African Penguin also known as Jackass Penguins. Baby Penguins are those whose skin are more brownish in colour. Baby penguin will change their skin before turning I to adult penguin. If you stay...More

Thank ZhaoXiuMei
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked through the village side street to the Boulders beach to see the penguins. The walkways are secured so that the penguins’ habitat is not disturbed by the tourists. It was a once in a life time experience to be there.

Thank 4historyandculture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved the penguins. I loved the raised walkways that allowed us to walk out and be among them without actually interfering with what they were doing, to see them in various stages of development, from totally fuzz covered lumps to partially fuzz covered, to...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

the only place penguin make their settlement in Africa. you can see how they develop the shelter under the bushes along the beach.

Thank Fahmie K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow what a great place to be. Love penguins and the boulders beautiful pics white admiring God creation. I loved it.

Thank Trevor B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of penquins on the beach. The viewing area can be a little crowded, but the penquins provide the entertainment. There are a few vendors near the parking area with sovenirs. You can usually talk them down about 40% from their first asking...More

Thank bdr2dolist
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AREEN7
May 29, 2018|
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Response from mrba2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but can’t be much help as we were on a coach trip but I would ask your hotel about a shuttle service if you don’t want to hired a car.
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Around_the_World_165
January 23, 2018|
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Response from Per U | Reviewed this property |
Going on the platforms With a baby roller and an infant one and a half year is no problem. You may even og Down to first part of the Beach. Sunscreen, cap and lot of water. Enjoy.
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ukbecca
December 15, 2017|
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Response from kdgarlipp | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
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