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Boulders Beach

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Kleintuin Rd, 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, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
+27 21 786 2329
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Reviewed today

We drove down top Simon's Town from Stellenbosch (with the help of a satnav!), and enjoyed the journey by the sea very much indeed - beautiful blues and turquoises in the sea and the sky, and wonderful white beaches. We parked in the car park...More

Thank Robin H
Reviewed yesterday

I always wanted to see some penguins. And sure it's not that easy if you wanna go to the north. So we did this in Africa and it was one of the most beautiful experience in my life. The african penguins are so cute, so...More

Thank alena-fomina
Reviewed yesterday

for my family it was nice memories. swim with penguens really fantastic. it is a good location to spend time and enjoy.

Thank Koray K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cheap and no problems paying as you can see the efforts made to protect the penguins from the humans! Lovely to do the board walk and observe them in their natural habitat, hiding in bushes etc. Also lovely to go to the beach and see...More

Thank 206cathymac
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beach is the nicest I have ever seen! And the temperature allows tou to swim with penguins. This is a truly fantastic experience.

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very busy but worth a visit to see the penguins - fabulous sight. We were all amazed at how close you could get and how many penguins there were. Loved it

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived just after 10am at the weekend which was the best time. Anytime later and you are jousting for position to take pictures. Good views of the penguins on the beach

Thank Tracie0909
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Self Drove down here from Cape Town. Worth every minute. Paid a reasonable price at the gate and spent some time watching all the penguins on the beach and swimming free. Great family day out Great day for couples Would return in a heart beat

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I felt for the penguins being made to share their beach with a packed squad of locals and tourists who were screaming and shouting in the water. the penguins are in a fenced off area of the left side of the beach and you can...More

Thank Alexis M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed an hour or so at Boulders Beach. The penguins were just fascinating to watch. There were a few babies, adolescents shedding their baby feathers and even some mothers laying on eggs!

Thank Ruby_Gamgee-Took
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December 15, 2017|
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Response from kdgarlipp | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
December 10, 2017|
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Response from kdgarlipp | Reviewed this property |
It really doesn't matter what time you go as the penguins, and there are lots of them, are always there. Have been there during peak season and parking was not a problem. There are small shops, eg icecram and pies and light... More
November 6, 2017|
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Response from Maxine N | Reviewed this property |
Yes for sure !!