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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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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Where penguins come to play

Just outside Simon's Town, Boulder's beach is a sheltered beach which has massive granite boulders, hence its name. It is the home to a protected penguin colony. There are quaint... read more

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just outside Simon's Town, Boulder's beach is a sheltered beach which has massive granite boulders, hence its name. It is the home to a protected penguin colony. There are quaint signs up warning motorists to give way to crossing penguins. There is an entry fee to this attraction which is used towards the conservation of this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The raised walk-ways give you a glimpse of the penguins and their nests. You can get very close to the penguins, as they are on the dunes & in the bushes under the walk-ways. It was so much fun to see them swimming and then taking the waves to surf out onto the beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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