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Boulders Beach

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Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a private tour guide bring us here and you park a ways (free) and walk down to the entrance to the beach a few city blocks on a road. There are houses here so imagine there are cars at times. There are bathrooms...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

How could anything about penguins be bad? The entrance fee was nominal, the penguins adorable. Not to be missed!

Thank abnlehavim
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was such a fun place to visit. We walked along the pathway and saw so many penguins. It was beautiful.

Thank Rosemary S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the best beach I have seen, to your delight are the Penguins here and there making your beach walk a pleasure, can click pictures or just adore them. Chilling sea water and strong winds makes the evening more enjoyable. Must visit place.

Thank Vasco Da G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sorry but not impressed at all, this is like a Zoo where they put on a part of the beach a cashier and you can go watch Pinguins on their beach. Too many people jumping on top of each other just for a pic with...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is nice to see the penguins here, but you do not have to buy tickets as the little critters are also along the pathway. Tickets are not expensive though: 70 rand per person.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect for little children, clean and spectacularly beautiful. Obviously one needs to go on a good day in winter!

Thank georgiea497
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the boulders beach. Our family and children loved looking at the penguins, hearing mating calls and seeing their Nests. Beautiful Beach.

Thank ladunne2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

What fun to see penguins in their natural environment... swimming, nesting, toddling around, watching us, it was great! I was (stupidly) surprised to see them in a beach environment, but of course it makes sense. I love that it is their natural place, and they...More

Thank revjcs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to view penguins in natural surroundings instead of the zoo.Recommend this to be part of everyone's itinerary.

Thank MohsinBhurwani
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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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