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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 today via mobile

I was not expecting much from this part of the day but it was lovely. So many penguins. And a great set up so you can see all the parts of the beach. The penguins can come quite close to you and you get very...More

Thank 795rebekahw
Reviewed today

I hope that all the monies collected goes to looking after the penguins and then the commercialism will be well worth it. The birds didn't seem to mind too much being looked at by loads of people- but then as any direct conversation has to...More

Thank slj1956
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My favourite part of my trip...little penguins every where :). I could have stayed there all day. You can pay 75 rand (6 usd) and walk down the boardwalk with multiple views of the penguines...or you can take the free version and have a nice...More

Thank 984Shelly
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was an interesting experience to see African penguins at Boulders beach. they can be viewed from 2 decks.

Thank AshishMehrotra
Reviewed 3 days ago

i havent seen penguins before:) so it was amazing experience. nice activity to get there. you may combine this trip with penninsula tour. easy to find. and they are a lot:)

Thank Mrtglr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The park had a small entrance fee but it was well worth it - there were African penguins everywhere and many other types of birds as well, the beaches were also beautiful with stunning boulders and crystal blue water - you could swim at one...More

Thank rachdw
Reviewed 4 days ago

So penguin poo smells a bit if you hang around the wrong part of the boardwalk - get straight down to the main viewing area and look at the other bits on the way back. Cute, cuddly, comedy! Also possible to swim near the penguins...More

Thank Jock M
Reviewed 4 days ago

To be honest I never knew Africa had penguins until a few years ago when I visited boulders beach for the first time. It is definitely a worthy stop if you want to see the beautiful creature. However be aware that Boulders beach is very...More

Thank Jay1072
Reviewed 4 days ago

we visited the public beach where you can see (without paying) many penguins that are living there. a pity to see many tourist going to close to take selfies and disturb the animals. still a great experience

Thank Romano S
Reviewed 5 days ago

From Cape Town it is less than half a day excursion and worth while. The park and the two timber walk ways are well maintained. You get really close to hundreds of pinguins, either under the bushes or on the beach. Sometimes you have to...More

Thank huys25
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16 December 2017|
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Response from kdgarlipp | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
10 December 2017|
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Response from rgrizane | Reviewed this property |
hi, there are 2 entrances- one for beach, other for viewing. If you go to beach, check tides- @ low tide there is more space. There is a restaurant/ cafe close to beach entrance. December is busy, parking might be an... More
7 November 2017|
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Response from Maxine N | Reviewed this property |
Yes for sure !!