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Boulders Beach

Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, 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, South Africa
+27 21 786 2329
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Boulders beach makes me think of the children's movie Happy feet. I could watch it over and over with my son. Beautiful clean beach breathing ground for the penguins. a great adventure for kids and adults alike a must to visit

Thank dja94
Reviewed 3 days ago

The weather was perfect and the penguins adorable but it was crowded. The park rangers were taking good care of a stray penguin trying to get through the fence back to its family.

Thank Asiaexpat34
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our family had a great time visiting the penguins and actually found the beach well designed to help these penguins thrive.

Thank Alex V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited Boulders Beach with my family of teenagers and young adult children. We were all enthralled with the adorable penguins. You walk down a wooden walkway seeing penguins everywhere you look. We had so much fun watching the penguins waddling around and swimming in...More

Thank Kathe G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visiting Boulders Beach and the African penguin colony is not to be missed. Such a beautiful setting and hundreds of penguins to see in their natural habitat. Great photo opportunities and a joy to watch the penguins up close.

Thank katherine f
Reviewed 3 days ago

was very nice to get so close to the penguins and got some great photos. It did get a little crowded at one point as you are only allowed on walkways for obvious reasons. Very reasonably priced too. defiantly worth a visit

Thank liam p
Reviewed 4 days ago

Boulder's penguin colony is a great experience to view penguins up close and in a safe location. However, if you take a trip to Boulders beach you may even see some penguins on the beach for free. The small car park between Gay Street and...More

Thank snsimmy23
Reviewed 4 days ago

The whole point of driving down the cape was to see the penguins and we were NOT disappointed!! So cute!

Thank Jean Ann F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely time watching penguins and enjoying the view. The park is well supported by staff and signage. And it is penguins galore! Just be aware it closes by 5 pm in the winter so be sure to watch your time if you are...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm not sure what there could possibly to complain about here. The price is right and the penguins are close enough that you don't even need a zoom lens to get decent photos. My daughter and I were there in winter (for Africa) and were...More

Thank Heather H
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Elaine B
19 June 2017|
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Response from Jill H |
Hey there, I have swum, snorkelled and scuba dived off Boulders Beach, where there is a strong concentration of jackass penguins. It is a simple shore entry. You could rent a wetsuit from Pisces Diving on Long Beach... More
4 March 2017|
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Response from dandelion2 | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car at the airport, it is about an hour south of there. Be aware it is a right hand drive world. Keep the drive by the center line and you'll be fine if you have never driven in England or Australia.
reynaldo j
2 January 2017|
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Response from Matthias R | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Saturday at around 1:00 pm. A lot of penguins and tourists. Can't tell you the best time.
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