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Boulders Penguin Colony

Simon's Town, South Africa
+27 21 786 2329
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Reviewed yesterday

If you have time while in Cape Town, definitely take a couple hours to visit the penguins at Boulders Beach. Great park and viewing area. You can really get quite close to the penguins. The views of the water and surroundings are nice as well.

Thank _TejasRT_
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yes a tourist sight but the money you pay goes to protection and seeing as this large colonel is thriving they are doing everything right.

Thank frog0101
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nearby parking, short easy walk to penguin colony. We went through the national park. Fun activity. Worth a visit

Thank Pete_Trees
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended an academic conference near the V&A Waterfront and had rented a car to allow me to explore the area before and after the conference. Driving the 30 minutes to the penguin colony just below Simons Town from the V&A waterfront was not difficult....More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit if you are visiting Cape Town. As soon as you walk in, you can see penguins on their nest under the bushes. Walk further, and you will see penguins swimming or walk about on land. We visited in June so we were...More

Thank educator26
Reviewed 1 week ago

The boardwalk allows human visitors to stroll through the protected sanctuary. I took binoculars, not realizing some penguins would be right next to the boardwalk. The penguins are small, but easily seen with the naked eye. I watched people get close to the penguins (without...More

Thank LB-TX-2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did this as a part of a tour. Fun to see and hear (they sound like donkey's braying). However only takes about an hour to get your fill

Thank SanDiego333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set up is really well done. You walk along a boardwalk, just off the back of the beach. There are penguins nesting and roaming under the bushes right next to the boardwalk. You walk one of two ways to get to two observation platforms. You...More

Thank foxyfoxholes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After I got over the fact that South Africa has penguins, all you want to do is stare at them and smile and laugh! Adult penguins are ridiculously cute but then add in the babies and you just want to melt! It can get very...More

Thank BL2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was included as part of an Ilios day tour. We enjoyed the short stroll along the boardwalk to watch the penguins. There were so many of them relaxing on the beach or sitting on eggs.

Thank Andy123Northampton
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Hi! Do the penguins live here year round or do they migrate?
27 September 2015|
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Response from Ronnie G | Reviewed this property |
PS: Most people include a visit to the penguins as part of a day trip around the Cape Peninsula, culminating in Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope). In summer, it is also possible to combine the visit with time on the adjacent... More
Hi.I would like to know what is fee to watch pinguin at Boulders Pinguin colony and if im driving is any car park outside the entry? Thank You
31 March 2015|
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Response from Jules B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a small charge to enter - I think only £3 or £4 per person. Parking is available nearby - no charge for that - but it is busy.
Kindly recommend affordable half day tour companies to Boulders penguin colony, Sea Point and Simons Town. Leaving from Camps Bay Resort and returning to Camps Bay. Thank You.
12 January 2015|
Response from jlareza | Reviewed this property |
Rent a car and drive to Sea Point and Simons Town. Or take the red route of the Hop on Hop off bus from Camps Bay and going back to Camps Bay.