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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
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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An unusual site in such a location!

The experience is great, with some lovely antics by the penguins, and the ability to get up close and see them in their environment. It is amazing that they are still there, as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The experience is great, with some lovely antics by the penguins, and the ability to get up close and see them in their environment. It is amazing that they are still there, as there are houses and other buildings so close by. However, it is crowded, and commercialised, not at all how I envisaged it before going there. Cheap stalls,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Boulders beach, also a SAN park ( south african national park ) is quite smal. Fee is 70 Zar per perron (5.5€) So basically there is 3 woorden pathways. Two of them lead to a viewpoint where you can See the penguins however, the third one is a pathway down to the beach where you can get up close and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must visit place. Make sure you visit the beach and not just the penguin colony as you will have photos of yourself right next to the penguins. They walk past you as you sunbath or swim or climb on the rocks. Our children loved it. Highlight of the holiday, amazing photo memories.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice small beach to be together and swim with pinguïns. The sandy beach away from the wind is beautiful and the water is not cols so you can swim with children. Everywhere you can take pictures with you and your family and pinguïns. The nice round shaped rocks are good to climb and even some small grots are waiting to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is a very gentle coastal path that is great to explore the coves, where you will see lots of penguins. The main colonies of penguins are in a bay that is a protected area, with a small charge to enter - well worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Don't miss this beautiful place and these amazing penguins, the white beaches, the huge granite boulders and the blue ocean make this place so special and a MUST visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent small beach, with rocks (or boulders) featuring the famous penguins. Passive and easy to photograph. Quite unique.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful spot with penguins and dassies. The boulders by the sea are impressive. Informative signage and boardwalks. A must if you like nature

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is it brilliant to be so close to the penguins, this is a lovely beach for swimming too. Very fine sand and clear water. The rocks/boulders make a great playground for the kids and the penguins are oh so cute!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beach, beautiful clean sand and clear blue water. And a beach with penguins around you is a great plus! Must visit!

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