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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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Loved watching groups of penguins surfing in after their fishing trip. Since we last visited 20-odd years ago the reserve has been developed sensitively with wooden walkways and... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved watching groups of penguins surfing in after their fishing trip. Since we last visited 20-odd years ago the reserve has been developed sensitively with wooden walkways and observation points. Well worth the £3.50 entry fee. Nice ice cream place back at the car park too.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You get to see all what penguins do. Their homes as well. Beware, they bite. Kids would love this place. I felt penguins were showing off on the shore - treat to watch. Visited June 2013.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though it was a rainy day I had the best time ever with the penguins! If you didn't do your research before going, you'd think that you go in and walk to the end of the walkway to see penguins that's it. Wrong. You can exit the park and go further down and enter again by showing your receipt... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good to see the Penguins. Beaches are extremely clean, make sure you visit both beaches as you can actually get on one of them with some penguins.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here in the pouring down rain and still--it was exceptional!!!! The huge boulders and those cute penguins-a definite "don't miss"!!!!

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were a lot of African penguins in the colony, and two wooden boardwalks allowed you to get close to them - the one on the right immediately on your right after going through the ticket gate had a lot more steps but had far fewer visitors on it. A bit of a walk from the parking area, but on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A few penguins. We did unfortunately come during breeding season. Many of the penguins hid in the bushes. But a beautiful beach and the few penguins we saw were really cute.

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Thurleigh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Boulders Beach is a small penguin reserve. It is a tiny strip of sand on a cove where limited visitors are allowed each day. Very cute to sit and swim with the penguins but can be super busy!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yup you will get to see them here. African penguins. Do not stop on the ramp in between at a sight of one of them go till end to see number of them and be thrilled.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a stop to see the little penguins waddling along the beach. We stopped here on the way to the Cape of Good Hope so it was a perfect day with nature all around.

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