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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 1 week ago via mobile

It is very nice to see penguins up close and there is a lovely walk and an amazing beech where you can swim

Thank Sebastian J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was on our must do list and we were not disappointed. The boardwalk always you great viewing and the set up is good. It was busy, but you only needed to wait a little to get your best photo shots with only penguins and...More

Thank Jonofromcas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a bit touristy. You arrive in the car park, walk along a residential road, and pay your entrance fee. Then go out onto a board walk and see hundreds of penguins, some pus, some eggs, some swimming. It is quite dramatic, but rather...More

Thank martinidoc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to see pengins living in the wild. (There is alos a proected brreding area for them. A must see if visiting the cape.

Thank Ashburnian
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ah African Penguins, formally known as jackass penguins and if you hear them chatting you’ll know why. Yes they bray like a donkey. They are cute and very funny little things and I could have watched them for hours if only we had had more...More

Thank Sprout1Cheshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s only about 50 minutes from Cape Town and you can take an Uber. You walk along a railed boardwalk and the penguins are right there. You can’t touch them because they are wild and will bite. They are sitting on nests and you can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this stop on our way out to Cape Point. The beach itself is stunning with all the large boulders but then top it off with tons and I mean tons of penguins. It was so fun being able to watch them and...More

1  Thank Julie K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully maintained and incredibly cute, this is the reason penguins have no reason to e kept in zoo's or aquariums. This is the place to go see them and enjoy their constantly amusing waddling from sea to beach

Thank Rob H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be clear, you can get close to the penguins via raised walkways. You cannot walk on the beach alongside them. However, the experience of seeing them in their habitat is wonderful. Brilliant for kids if you set their expectations correctly.

Thank BangkokAndy1976
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to watch the African penguins at Boulders Beach and is was a great experience. I did not expect to see so many penguins and to be able to get so close to them, it was a very nice surprise. The only problems when...More

Thank Yair K
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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
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Response from kdgarlipp | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
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ABHISHEK R
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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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