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Boulders Beach

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Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
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+27 21 786 2329
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Penguins!

The Boulder's Beach was the Place where I finally saw penguins with my own eyes for the first time. They are so cute! The beach is nice too. I wanted to bathe but it was too cold.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Tromso, Norway
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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Boulder's Beach was the Place where I finally saw penguins with my own eyes for the first time. They are so cute! The beach is nice too. I wanted to bathe but it was too cold.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot in Southern Capetown. Really beautiful beaches but freezing cold water. Too cold for me to swim. Can get extremely windy but misses a lot of the cloud and rain Capetown gets.

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I fell in love with this place. I love animals, and was so surprised to know there were penguins in Africa. I scooted up as close as they would let me. The water was cold, but went in anyway.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I were here last week and its one of the most amazing places to visit in South Africa - 1.entrance to this place is very nominal 2.the beach and its residents are lovely :) It was a lovely clean beach with hundreds of penguins to watch. Enjoyed every bit of this place and I appreciate the efforts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

DON'T PET THEM This is better than any zoo or attraction you will visit for Penguins, because you get to see them in their natural habitat. They are adorable. The excitement to see them all is overwhelming. Remember though, they are wild birds. They will bite or attack if you get too close. I never ventured where I wasn't supposed... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach is really beautiful and worth spending a day on as the water is very calm for swimming in some enclosed type areas. I wouldn't recommend just popping in to see it, it is definitely worth spending a morning or afternoon on. You can also see wild penguins frolicking in the water/ on the rocks as well as walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was surprised by how much I loved this. All the cute, friendly little penguins wandering around were adorable, but then you see all the babies, the couples cuddling, and the moms and dads taking turns sitting on the eggs and heart just melts. Amazing creatures fighting insurmountable odds with incredible cuteness. Bring sunglasses because when it's windy the sand... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So primarily we came to Boulders to see the penguins. You can smell them before you see them. Along the whole wooden walk way to get to the beach-front you will see loads of penguins hiding in the bushes or attending to their chicks. You can get very close to them as they are not shy. Once you are at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you really want to get a good picture with the rocks and penguins then you need to get a little wet. At least waist deep. You can go to the main area but that it where everyone is and only a few of the penguins. To see more you need to duck under a big rock and then climb... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had so much great fun with these little guys! It is only R70 per person and you have access to the beach.

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