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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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Penguins watch

there is a beach where you can swim, you have to pay a small amount, but didn't saw any penguins on that one. the watching side, also have to pay to get there, its closed so you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Elena L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

there is a beach where you can swim, you have to pay a small amount, but didn't saw any penguins on that one. the watching side, also have to pay to get there, its closed so you cant get close to the penguins, which i think is ok, they're not toys they're wild animals, and some of the humans forget... More 

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BANGALORE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing beach in Simons town great view of the ocean, a very nice view of the sunset. Crystal clear waters

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went after the hours of visiting with penguins but we were still able to see penguins and the most beautiful sunset ever! The scenery was amazing!

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Thank Brittany M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether you choose to pay R65 or just walk the boardwalks and go to the open beach you will see the penguins. They are great to see and get pictures of. Don't be fooled by their cute faces they do peck if you get too closd especially if they have young with them

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interlaken, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After you park you walk down a street for a few minutes then reach the board walked area. Saw many penguins and their babies and shelters, both natural and manmade. Able yo get very close and able to take great pics. Very pretty seaside locations with great views. Take the time to closely examine the green shrubbery , you will... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You get to see a colony of penguins right up and personal from a boardwalk which leads you through the rocks and their nesting areas, down to the beach. Really enjoyable visit

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We first stopped off at seaforth beach and saw just a few penguins at a distance. We then walked over to boulders beach and braved the crowds on the boardwalk to see the larger colony. We saw them on the beach and swimming, even a few with young ones that were still a bit fuzzy! Just fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I could not get over how adorable they are, and how many! I loved watching them body surf the waves and waddle up onto the shore. Top of my list of things to do while in Cape Town, especially if you can tie into a Cape Point/Peninsula tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You must go to boulders beach in Simons town if you come to Capetown. To see these little guys in their natural habitat is unlike anything else. They are nestled on a beautiful white sand beach with crystal blue water. Pay a small fee to walk down the boardwalk and notice some stragglers along the way before you get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really Amazing place with a lot of cute pinguins. Its a little bit expensive but it really worth it !

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