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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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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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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Lovely place to visit

Really nice place to go and see some penguins, especially me being from the UK, not something we would think of seeing often! Can sometimes be really crowded which runs it so I... read more

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Really nice place to go and see some penguins, especially me being from the UK, not something we would think of seeing often! Can sometimes be really crowded which runs it so I would say try going in morning.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

In my opinion, together with the Cape of Good Hope/Table Mountain National Park, this is the best attraction from Cape Town, you can´t miss.

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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This is a fun experience, up close with penguins. There is a small fee to use the boardwalks down to where the penguins congregate. We were there in November and there were lots of fluffy grey babies and half moulted junior penguins. You can use the same ticket to walk down the path to the other end of the beach... More 

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Such a beautiful beach but probably a penguin only place and they should not be approached as you have been warned they have sharp beaks!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great African penguin colony. The penguins are well protected from the elements here. It's in a beach where you pay to view the penguins and swim around these Boulders. It closes at 5pm so get there early enough.

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Thank Monde S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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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 4 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 4 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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