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Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 786 2329
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Recently took my family from USA to Boulders as it has fond memories for my husband - he grew up there in the 50"s. Still a very special place to visit but sadly the penguins are... read more

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Reviewed today NEW

Recently took my family from USA to Boulders as it has fond memories for my husband - he grew up there in the 50"s. Still a very special place to visit but sadly the penguins are now being sectioned off from the tourists - probably for their own protection, but it was lovely before when you could just sit their... More 

Thank Dawnve
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So many penguins! Appreciated that there are raised walkways so you don't disturb the penguins' habit. Lots of room to walk and observe. Watch under your car for penguins on the way out.

Thank tashadoll
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great little beach, secluded and peaceful (apart from the tourists). It doesn't get too busy as its a bit of a drive from Cape Town city but it is worth it. The people at the gate who take the money are not friendly or professional but I've found that is the norm in South Africa. But once you are in... More 

Thank acekicker77
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We made it with only an hour until closing but it was well worth the drive. You get close enough to walk beside the penguins and watch their entertaining behaviours. You must respect them or they'll try and bite! Rightfully so! There is a beach and you can swim but we found the water quite cold. Although, I would've braved... More 

Thank mariamsa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was really looking forward to visiting the beach and seeing the penguins but once we got there the excitement wore off, to walk along the beach and get a closer look at the penguins you had to pay (couldnt justify the cost). There is a free walk along a walkway which gives you views of the peguins on the... More 

Thank Tamara L
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place to look at penguins up, close and personal! The water is cold, but you can swim in it for a bit, if you brave! Ideal setting with huge boulders dotted all over the beach. A must see for anyone travelling to Simonstown!

Thank annuityant
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

OMG ! There were so many cute penguins.. From where they have the walkway the views are second to none. Price is 70 rand for adults which is extremely reasonable. Take cash as the cash line is faster

Thank alycemichele
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it is one of the nice place to see the penguin watch them as much as you want till the day ends what a lovely creature one can adore them. user friendly place

Thank devinder s
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here to see the penguins. But first thing you hear are the donkeys... It takes some time before you realize, these "donkeys" in the bushes are in fact the penguins. The place is touristic. They took 70 ZAR entrance fee per person. It was a bit like in a zoo. But better, of course. This is real nature.... More 

Thank siehstewoll
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is awesome ! The entry fees are budgetary Toddlers enter free of fees You walk along on the woody street and watch the penguins every where And the end you reach the street ! You can get very nice photos !

Thank Alia A

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