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Foxy Beach

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Simon's Town, South Africa
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This is where you really get close to the Penguin's. Tad upset as they seem frightened for the most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
trevor312564
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Looked fabulous

Walked by but didn’t stop. Plenty of activity in and out of the sea as well as penguins mingling in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yorkshire1245
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Though enticing for its fine white sand and clear blue surf, there’s no swimming at this beach—at least not for humans. Foxy Beach is strictly reserved for African penguins.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where you really get close to the Penguin's. Tad upset as they seem frightened for the most - Not well known and found by accident.Best to visit late afternoon - Is quiet

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked by but didn’t stop. Plenty of activity in and out of the sea as well as penguins mingling in beach and in sea.

Thank Yorkshire1245
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely small but popular beach where the penguins just roam about doing their thing. Great to watch their antics but also a nice sandy beach for relaxing and chilling. No beds or parasols available.

Thank Nicked2016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Up close and personal experience. The penguins have right of way here and they are not afraid of humans! Don't try to pet one - you will lose a finger! A further stroll leads to a delightful little beach with a very safe swimming area.

Thank LonelyTravellerA1
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Less crowded than Boulders Beach. Penguins are busy doing their thing and not paying attention to the people. Great place to view them going in and out of the water, sunning themselves, drying out, etc. Fun outing and a must do!

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We visited the penguin colony 4 times during our stay - so we spent over 11 hours observing the fascinating birds, not getting bored once. It is worth to try different times of the day as the activities of the birds are different as well.

Thank Taunus-Spatz
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We went here instead of Boulders Beach and it was amazing, not as crowded, great experience. The Penguins are so cute and worth going to see.

Thank AniaBabicz
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

It may be busy as tour buses stop but it is worth the bustle to stand and watch the antics of so many penguins waddling around the beach, swimming and sunbathing totally oblivious of all the cameras trained on them. A must do on a...More

Thank mabel98
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Went to see the penguin at Foxy beach while staying at Boulders Beach. Amazing to see the penguins wondering around.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

I accompanied 16 high school students (and 2 teachers) from St. Louis, MO to South Africa for 2 weeks in June/July 2017. A visit to the Cape Peninsula would not be complete without a visit to Foxy Beach! Though the penguin viewing is slightly (ha!)...More

Thank shannonvet64
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