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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
+27 21 786 2329
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I felt for the penguins being made to share their beach with a packed squad of locals and tourists who were screaming and shouting in the water. the penguins are in a fenced off area of the left side of the beach and you can...More

Thank Alexis M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed an hour or so at Boulders Beach. The penguins were just fascinating to watch. There were a few babies, adolescents shedding their baby feathers and even some mothers laying on eggs!

Thank Ruby_Gamgee-Took
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't expect a petting view, eye-contact or interaction. Whoever is responsible has done this the right way with the walkways a great idea. Penguins feel unthreatened by man's presence and get on with their daily business of catching fish, sleeping, moulting and making baby penguins....More

Thank PatrickJones
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful 30 - 60 diversion. Lots of penguins right in front of you. Observing them is this natural setting is so neat. Highly recommended

Thank Worldtravelorplus
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just loved our visit to Boulders Beach seeing the Penguin Colony. I was thrilled to see so many of the African Penguins, so close up. They are so used to seeing tourist, it was very nice to be able to take many pictures, and they...More

Thank sandra n
Reviewed 4 days ago

Boulders beach, cape of good hope and cape point are places that can be visited on the same day. But you shouldn’t include more that those activities on the day – you’ll see that there are many tours that include winerys and the botanical garden...More

Thank Alessandra_Naomi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Can not get over how cute these penguins are! We saw hundreds of these little guys just hanging out doing penguin stuff. In addition to the main viewing area, I would highly recommend taking a walk along the nature trail. You get to see the...More

Thank kghartman
Reviewed 5 days ago

Penguins are always cute but this was disappointing because the penguins weren't really doing much except standing around.

Thank retired43
Reviewed 6 days ago

As everyone says ... this is impressive. We were lucky to go there late afternoon at low tide - it was only us and the penguins on the beach. Really cool.

Thank Octavian D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Famous for the African penguins. Super fun visit. Budget about 45 min-1 hr. Nice harbor view restaurants.

Thank Aditya J
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December 15, 2017|
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Response from kdgarlipp | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
December 10, 2017|
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Response from kdgarlipp | Reviewed this property |
It really doesn't matter what time you go as the penguins, and there are lots of them, are always there. Have been there during peak season and parking was not a problem. There are small shops, eg icecram and pies and light... More
November 6, 2017|
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Response from Maxine N | Reviewed this property |
Yes for sure !!