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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 via mobile

Definitely need to visit boulders beach, it is a beautiful setting and surroundings. Simon town near there is beautiful as well to stop for a visit.

Thank xXxGemXxX
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We'd travelled to Boulders Beach on a day trip as part of a 4 night visit to Cape Town and while it was a very windy day we thought it was great. The Penguins were quite close and you can spend as much time as...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing place - warm, calm, turquoise water, white sand beaches and penguins. Such a wonderful place - with lovely coves for tanning and little calm lagoons for swimming. A shame to see tourists stressing the penguins to take ridiculously close photos. There’s a board walk...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Publicity had given the impression that you could sit on a rock and be close to a curious penguin. If you go to the Boulder Beach Visitor Centre you have a long fenced raised boardwalk snaking though scrub until you reach the beach and then...More

Thank dunholme
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great day out. You can spend time just wondering around taking in the views. Clean and beautiful. Was hardly a person on sight early in the morning

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not expect this amount of pinguins but that was such a fun day. Even if they are a bit shy, would have loved to take one with me home! I remember as if it was just a week ago, as Robert, our guide,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the things I was most looking forward to and it definitely lived up to the hype! I adore penguins and to be able to sit on the beach with them walking around was something I'll never forget! A short drive from...More

Thank lindanorris90
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little place with gorgeous views and soft sand. If you want a quieter bit of beech make sure you can climb over or under the big boulders! Penguins are not bothered by you at all but are not to be petted but nice to...More

Thank sharsEssex
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Penguins can be seen at several places nearby for free, or at Robben island, but this is a large colony and the entrance fee helps with their conservation.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing to be on the beach with Penguins just like a scene from Mary Poppins definitely a must do in CT

Thank VivienneWestwood
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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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Response from kdgarlipp | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
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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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