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Boulders Beach

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Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 786 2329
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The sheltered inlet of Boulders Beach is located in the Cape peninsula near...

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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Fascinating little birds

Nice small natural reserve for the penguins, the small entrance fee ( used for the preservation of this little sanctuary) is well spend. Nice displays and plenty of opportunity... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice small natural reserve for the penguins, the small entrance fee ( used for the preservation of this little sanctuary) is well spend. Nice displays and plenty of opportunity to see these little creatures. Worth the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of penguins to enjoy. The smell is not too bad. Well stocked shop too. Quieter later in the day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing trip to see the penguins in their natural habitat. Was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with the cutest little guys. Great boardwalk and a lovley visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hour+ drive from Cape Town is definitely worth seeing the penguins, especially those of us from colder climates who are only used to seeing penguins at the zoo, or on nature shows. There is a boardwalk where you can view the penguins without disturbing them, and provides great photo ops. Watch for the signs when driving in, and turn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Penguins, penguins and more penguins, as well as a few dassies for good measure, all very much up close and personal. Instead of following the signs pointing ahead, turn right and follow the alternative path down. You get to the same stretch of beach but without the hordes of people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Go left no rights. We went wrong. Windy, but still nice. Nice place to swim. Nice place to walk and look at pingvins.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a scene to see hundreds of penguins in one spot. Absolutely worth the visit. Must see when you are in the area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The idea of visiting this beach area with its African penguins might seem mundane to some and exploitive to others, but it is neither. It is a great place for humans and penguins to respectfully share space with each other in a gorgeous beach environment. When you first arrive, parking attendants will assist you with parking; you will provide them... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone comes to visit one of the few beaches that naturally house the African penguin. We came via water through a kayak tour, but others can just walk over from the main road in Simon town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The beach is a clean and beautiful place in itself and the penguins just make it into something unbelievable. Take a stroll along the beach or on the walkway just inwards of it and you will see a lot of penguins. touching penguins is prohibited but the creatures have gotten used to human presence and don't flee from you which... More 

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