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Boulders Beach

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Kleintuin Rd | What3words: ///sectional.twitch.peacocks, Simon's Town 7995, 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 | What3words: ///sectional.twitch.peacocks, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent place to see watch and enjoy Penguins. Loved spending time at the beach. Lot of Penguin houses and eggs.

Thank DeepakRathi
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a fantastic opportunity for the public to get so close to penguins. There’s a well maintained boardwalk all the way along and you can see the penguins without having to pay, they are dotted all the way along, nesting in-between the bushes. However, paying...More

Thank mooseandbok2006
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Which is not a bad thing as long as your respectful of the penguins themselves. They are living things, would you like someone to put a hand out to touch your face? I was pretty stoked! We went in late June which was the beginning...More

Thank normajeanious
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like getting up close & personal to nature this is a must do. Yes they're a little smellie but they only eat fish! These little fella's are so cute and funny. It warms the heart. The boardwalk makes it easy access. There's a...More

Thank Heidi W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit where these amazing creatures only exist; if my post to help you then pay attention to this we booked a tour with the red bus where you u can buy your tickets onboard and we did; I would...More

Thank OMAR-THIAB
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s ok, very busy on the boardwalk with so many coaches arriving at once, London walk for anyone who has difficulties, toilets are dirty and shop staff are rude

Thank debbie1502015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While not the most accesible beach in Cape Town if you do not have your own car, it is certainly worth the trip. It's a very scenic beach with calm water for swimming, and of course.....penquins....which are of course quite cute.

Thank Allan L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have time in the area this is worth the stop. It can get crowded so go early. It’s always fun to see baby and juvenile penguins! Definitely go to both sides, and take the time to observe their behavior. They really don’t want...More

Thank Porter A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this - I mean the penguins were so adorable. We spent a long time watching them and taking photos. We went around 12:30pm and it was quite busy so maybe going earlier or later would be better - we had gone kayaking in...More

Thank ketchuprequired
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A "must see" in south africa, beautiful and funny penguins wondering about in the beach taking sun bath and...😂

Thank kamran1975
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Around_the_World_165
January 23, 2018|
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Response from Per U | Reviewed this property |
Going on the platforms With a baby roller and an infant one and a half year is no problem. You may even og Down to first part of the Beach. Sunscreen, cap and lot of water. Enjoy.
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ukbecca
December 15, 2017|
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Yes you can.
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ABHISHEK R
December 10, 2017|
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Response from Eli S | Reviewed this property |
There are small shops arround! We went during the morning! The penguins were active! It was a windy day
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