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Reviewed yesterday

the town itself has good food so recommend a stay , craft venders abound as do charity shops~seems alot more picturesque than the other two we saw as well. close to Cape,two. can be windy and cooler so wear cover.

Thank skykid
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Penguin Colony at Boulders is very interesting as it is a permanent colony living on the beach. The colony can be reached via a short walk and the
Penguins can be viewed from the raised walkway. This also made it easy and convenient to take photographs and videos “‘up close and personal “. The story behind this permanent settlement is very heart warming with residents at Boulders having to give priority to penguins when they ( the penguins) starting settling there. Highly recommended

Thank Thelma K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really windy, but worth the visit. the penguins were up close and all around the steps and on the beach. Interesting to see. Lovely scenery on the road trip to get there

Thank Paula B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to Boulder's is best combined with a trip to Cape Point and Simonstown. We hadn't expected the ZAR 70 entrance fee as a few years ago it was free. Needless to say National Parks have done a good job with the infrastructure to protect the colony of penguins. The setting and penguins themselves lend to brilliant photography. Fascinating birds that entertain the crowds endlessly. A definite highlight for nature lovers.

Thank spenceley2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 2 ways to visit the penguins. A FREE, wonderful (and very birdy) trail runs north-south along the coast and both will eventually get you down on the beach. The southern end is beautiful for sunrise pictures. There will be penguins walking right in front of you before they duck under the bushes. You'll also see rock dassies. Then you can pay to go down to the open beach where large numbers of penguins hang out, and can swim with them, if the cold water and poop doesn't gross you out.

Thank AREEN7
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These African Penguins have created a big industry in Cape Town. This is one of the Tour stops when doing a Cape Peninsula Tour.

Formerly known as the Jackass penguins because of the donkey like noise they make.

They have been at this location since the mid 80's

Thank 82JamesW
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to see this. Hundreds of penguins just hanging out. You can get very close and watch them just be themselves. There were a decent number of people here, but it is set up so that you have plenty of places to watch and move around and get plenty of different views.

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the penguin colony and had a wonderful and entertaining time with these interesting birds. My granddaughter was absolutely fascinated by them. A great place for family and kids!

Thank PaulineTraveling
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here years ago when access was free, it now costs R152 for foreign visitors but there is an excellent walkway down to the sea and the busiest part of the beach. Parking is available and is free but can be a bit of a trek away. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank 973SimonR973
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here early in the morning and park at the second parking lot. I would recommend being early, since we were almost alone and got some time prior to the tourists mass arriving. The second parking lot had the advantage that you could see the animals breeding on the beach. Afterwards we walked the boardwalk (we also saw many penguins along the way). The main part is great too see the little animals close.

Thank 86_Weltenbummlerin
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