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“Culdn't believe how close we were!”

Boulders Penguin Colony
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 82JamesW
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rob C
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 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!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PaulineTraveling
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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