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Boulders Beach

Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, 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, South Africa
+27 21 786 2329
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting Boulders Beach and the African penguin colony is not to be missed. Such a beautiful setting and hundreds of penguins to see in their natural habitat. Great photo opportunities and a joy to watch the penguins up close.

Thank katherine f
Reviewed yesterday

was very nice to get so close to the penguins and got some great photos. It did get a little crowded at one point as you are only allowed on walkways for obvious reasons. Very reasonably priced too. defiantly worth a visit

Thank liam p
Reviewed 2 days ago

Boulder's penguin colony is a great experience to view penguins up close and in a safe location. However, if you take a trip to Boulders beach you may even see some penguins on the beach for free. The small car park between Gay Street and...More

Thank snsimmy23
Reviewed 2 days ago

The whole point of driving down the cape was to see the penguins and we were NOT disappointed!! So cute!

Thank Jean Ann F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely time watching penguins and enjoying the view. The park is well supported by staff and signage. And it is penguins galore! Just be aware it closes by 5 pm in the winter so be sure to watch your time if you are...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm not sure what there could possibly to complain about here. The price is right and the penguins are close enough that you don't even need a zoom lens to get decent photos. My daughter and I were there in winter (for Africa) and were...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I accompanied 16 high school students (and 2 teachers) from St. Louis, MO to South Africa for 2 weeks in June/July 2017. While on our Cape Peninsula tour, we stopped in Simon's Town to see the African Penguin colony and spent about 1 1/2hours at...More

Thank shannonvet64
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you love penguins, this is absolutley the place for you! For a small fee you can enter the park and walk along a boardwalk right up close and personal with the penguins! Great for all ages!

Thank jakewblake
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an incredible attraction. Once you enter the park, you can view the penguins from the boardwalk and observation decks. You may also head down to the beach and come face to face with the lil creatures on the beach or amongst the boulders.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

best beach in the entire world!! swim alongside the penguins, take a picnic or get fish and chips down there and take it to the beach, most amazing views and weather. visit either during the day or at night for sunset. best beach in the...More

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Elaine B
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Jill H |
Hey there, I have swum, snorkelled and scuba dived off Boulders Beach, where there is a strong concentration of jackass penguins. It is a simple shore entry. You could rent a wetsuit from Pisces Diving on Long Beach... More
March 3, 2017|
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Response from dandelion2 | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car at the airport, it is about an hour south of there. Be aware it is a right hand drive world. Keep the drive by the center line and you'll be fine if you have never driven in England or Australia.
reynaldo j
January 2, 2017|
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Response from Matthias R | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Saturday at around 1:00 pm. A lot of penguins and tourists. Can't tell you the best time.
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