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Boulders Beach

Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
+27 21 786 2329
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Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
+27 21 786 2329
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So many penguins! Appreciated that there are raised walkways so you don't disturb the penguins' habit. Lots of room to walk and observe. Watch under your car for penguins on the way out.

Thank tashadoll
Reviewed yesterday

Great little beach, secluded and peaceful (apart from the tourists). It doesn't get too busy as its a bit of a drive from Cape Town city but it is worth it. The people at the gate who take the money are not friendly or professional...More

Thank acekicker77
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We made it with only an hour until closing but it was well worth the drive. You get close enough to walk beside the penguins and watch their entertaining behaviours. You must respect them or they'll try and bite! Rightfully so! There is a beach...More

Thank mariamsa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to visiting the beach and seeing the penguins but once we got there the excitement wore off, to walk along the beach and get a closer look at the penguins you had to pay (couldnt justify the cost). There is...More

Thank Tamara L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to look at penguins up, close and personal! The water is cold, but you can swim in it for a bit, if you brave! Ideal setting with huge boulders dotted all over the beach. A must see for anyone travelling to Simonstown!

Thank annuityant
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

OMG ! There were so many cute penguins.. From where they have the walkway the views are second to none. Price is 70 rand for adults which is extremely reasonable. Take cash as the cash line is faster

Thank alycemichele
Reviewed 4 days ago

it is one of the nice place to see the penguin watch them as much as you want till the day ends what a lovely creature one can adore them. user friendly place

Thank devinder s
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here to see the penguins. But first thing you hear are the donkeys... It takes some time before you realize, these "donkeys" in the bushes are in fact the penguins. The place is touristic. They took 70 ZAR entrance fee per person. It...More

Thank siehstewoll
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place is awesome ! The entry fees are budgetary Toddlers enter free of fees You walk along on the woody street and watch the penguins every where And the end you reach the street ! You can get very nice photos !

Thank Alia A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Boulders is a beach, a sanctuary, a restaurant, and a craft market. I have swum there, eaten there and dived there, and it never disappoints. The Cape waters a cold, but filled with life. This is a must for any visitor to Cape Town.

Thank sunrevel
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What is the best way to travel from Cape Town to Boulder's Beach for a day trip to see the penguins?
4 March 2017|
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Response from Mrs_Mooham | Reviewed this property |
we got a taxi...which our hotel arranged. He drove us through lovely little fishing villages and told us about the town history etc...while we were in Boulders he waited in his taxi for us. once we were done he drove us back... More
reynaldo j
Is there a "best time of the day" to visit (less people, more penguins?). Early morning, maybe?
2 January 2017|
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Response from Matthias R | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Saturday at around 1:00 pm. A lot of penguins and tourists. Can't tell you the best time.
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Rukhsana P
where does one buy the ticket to go to boulders beach
5 December 2016|
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Response from swaraj2015 | Reviewed this property |
Exactly at the entrance...😊