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Boulders Beach

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Kleintuin Rd, 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, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

So penguin poo smells a bit if you hang around the wrong part of the boardwalk - get straight down to the main viewing area and look at the other bits on the way back. Cute, cuddly, comedy! Also possible to swim near the penguins...More

Thank Jock M
Reviewed yesterday

To be honest I never knew Africa had penguins until a few years ago when I visited boulders beach for the first time. It is definitely a worthy stop if you want to see the beautiful creature. However be aware that Boulders beach is very...More

Thank Jay1072
Reviewed yesterday

we visited the public beach where you can see (without paying) many penguins that are living there. a pity to see many tourist going to close to take selfies and disturb the animals. still a great experience

Thank Romano S
Reviewed 2 days ago

From Cape Town it is less than half a day excursion and worth while. The park and the two timber walk ways are well maintained. You get really close to hundreds of pinguins, either under the bushes or on the beach. Sometimes you have to...More

Thank huys25
Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrived Monday 11 Dec. It was very windy and as the advert said - the boulders are sheltered !!!! Paid R305 for 2 adults and 3 kids. Walked on the footpath and the wind was so severe and hurting that we went back without being...More

Thank Royshot
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a beautiful windy place where you get to see hundreds of Penguin.Size of these penguins is small but they are cute and beautiful.

Thank gauravbagga
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be prepared to have sand blown in your face, hair, eyes, etc. It can be very crowded. We stopped here for lunch and to see the penguins. We did not have much time, due to a leisurely luncheon. The penguins were mating and molting, which...More

Thank morelqueen
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to see the supposedly endangered African Penguin, you need to go here. It's located in residential area but has grown into a tourist trap with lots of shops selling 'genuine' Made in India, African souvenirs. The best souvenir is the ice cream...More

1  Thank Alec P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't pay attention the first time we went and payed the entrance fee even though this is actually free for wildcard holders! Once you pay there is no refunds. Either way, this place is awesome!! We went early in the morning when there were...More

Thank Jolie J
Reviewed 4 days ago

You walk over a path of decking over the beach to see hundreds and hundreds of penguins. So cute and the beach, rocks and sea are a perfect backdrop to seeing these little darlings waddling around. Quiet perfect. I just stood staring and staring at...More

Thank juliaelizabethann
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December 10, 2017|
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Response from rgrizane | Reviewed this property |
hi, there are 2 entrances- one for beach, other for viewing. If you go to beach, check tides- @ low tide there is more space. There is a restaurant/ cafe close to beach entrance. December is busy, parking might be an... More
November 6, 2017|
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Response from Maxine N | Reviewed this property |
Yes for sure !!
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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