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Boulders Beach

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Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
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+27 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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on the way to Cape Point we stopped at Boulders Beach to look at the African (Jackass) penguins the place is nicely maintained, easy to walk around on the boardwalk and you can... read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

on the way to Cape Point we stopped at Boulders Beach to look at the African (Jackass) penguins the place is nicely maintained, easy to walk around on the boardwalk and you can see a good number of penguins bathing in the Sun It is worth a 30-minute stop, but not much more

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Litchborough
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Fabulous to see the penguins on the beach and surrounding trees (even a couple up in a tree!). Really great place to take kids to see the birds in the wild. The long breeding season almost guarantees that you'll see chicks too.

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Draper, Utah
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What a neat experience! For a small fee, you can walk in and wade in water with African Penguins. There are a ton of penguins everywhere you walk on this beach! This is definitely worth doing for a couple of hours when you are visiting Capetown. We spent about two hours there, but other people who were sun bathing and... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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A great way to spend a few hours amoungst the African Penguin colonies nesting along this stretch of beach

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Thank Greg L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Simons Town is a bit of a drive from central Cape Town but so worth it. We spent the entire day there, unintentionally. The water was warm and the rocks protect the beach from big waves so perfect for the kids to play. The rocks add extra fun and attraction. The there are all the penguins it is the place... More 

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Thank kerrysidwellwilson
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Boulders Beach is a really great place to visit. With your entrance fee, you can go to the viewing decks (where most of the tourists go - you can see nesting penguins on the beach) or you can walk along the path and go to the actual beach (where you can see penguins up close - recommend this!). The beach... More 

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Thank Patrick M
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Boulders beach is a penguin colony with a ton of them, walking, playing, and messing around! Admission is R70 for adult or R35 for child. It is well worth the money (in my opinion). For about $6, you would see a group of happy penguins, which would totally bright up your day! I was so intrigued! During April, many penguin... More 

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Thank Rachelle W
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It is worth visiting to watch the cute penguins. You will them swim next to you if you pay to use the bench area however you can just walk along the pedestrian and you will see many of them. It is recommended to visit if you are traveling with kids

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Whilst the penguins were amazing, the crowds were large, unmanaged which was surprising considering the ticket costs. I found it a bit too commercialised but with very little substance behind the cost. The colony however is amazing. I'd recommend spending the day on the beach there too.

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Calgary, Canada
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Tho the day we were there, they were down the cove a hundred yards or so, so we only got to visit with a few stragglers who stayed behind. We could have climbed the huge boulders and made our way there, however we were in our motorcycle riding gear and not prepared for that extra journey - which would be... More 

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