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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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A favorite since childhood

Always get stunning photos and am treated to the local penguin brigade gatherings. The main restaurant on the beach is nice but there's a smaller one, called Penguin Cage that's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always get stunning photos and am treated to the local penguin brigade gatherings. The main restaurant on the beach is nice but there's a smaller one, called Penguin Cage that's in the road about 5 meters away. Very cosy and small.

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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, they are cute and photogenic but it is another tourist trap. If you walk past the official place where you are charged about R65 you can see them on the beach. I also saw them on Robben Island. They make an extraordinary noise and were not as smelly as some colonies I have visited in the past. If you... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Your trip to South Africa minus the Penguins is like visiting a country and not seeing it's heart. No one can stop you from falling in love with these endangered species that could extinct in a decade.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well organised and very well priced. carpark is less than five minutes walk away. You are able to get very close to this colony of penguins will all of there peculiarities

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Did this on the way back form Cape point and wasn't disappointed, They have a nice boardwalk where you can walk down to the beach to see the many penguins just laying around or playing in the water , definitely worth a visit

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

At the BOULDERS BEACH which is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated and is located in the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town, South Africa. It is a popular tourist stop because of a colony of African penguins which settled there in 1982.The African Penguins can be observed at close range, wandering... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love penguins same as I do, you will love here ! Although you can't hug them as I hoped :) it was pretty windy and they are so still , not sure if it isn't stress from all the people, but once they move they are extremely cute !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walking along the boardwalk gives you the opportunity to see penguins up close in their nests. It's a must-see during any Cape Tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

there is a beach where you can swim, you have to pay a small amount, but didn't saw any penguins on that one. the watching side, also have to pay to get there, its closed so you cant get close to the penguins, which i think is ok, they're not toys they're wild animals, and some of the humans forget... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An amazing beach in Simons town great view of the ocean, a very nice view of the sunset. Crystal clear waters

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