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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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Must see the penguins-they are so comically posed and scattered over this tiny beach.The journey there is interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must see the penguins-they are so comically posed and scattered over this tiny beach.The journey there is interesting

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Boulders Beach this January. Both the beach, with the wild penguins, and the visitors center, where penguins can be looked at from a distance. The entrance fee of 70 RAND per day is valid for both beach and visitor center. Be ware of the high tide, the water will cover the beach quite quickly. At the entrance you can... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our short visit to see the penguins at Boulders Beach, the contrast of the penguins with the beautiful giant boulders is really very picturesque. Very well kept and clean tourism attraction.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the penguins. Hundreds of them standing, swimming and walking around just metres from us tourists. Nearby Boulder Beach is nice to swim at and penguins may join you.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The penguins were great at the boardwalk at the other end of the park, but the beach was closed both times we tried (including one morning when we go there quite early after a quick breakfast at our hotel).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good photo opportunity spot. Visit the swimming beach on the opposite side of the main entrance, such a great beautiful beach spot, great for children (calm sea) almost no waves.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the best beach you will ever visit! A magical little cove to escape to...with penguins! Penguins - Everywhere!! This stunning little beach has a lot going for it: safe swimming, ancient granite boulders great for climbing and exploring and it is reasonably sheltered from the wind. We spent the whole day on the beach and it's great for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw the penguins form the 2 entrances to the beach. The first, north entrance was the most secluded and then we walked along the path to the larger entrance. It was an amazing sight despite the rain. The water was clear and cold and provided an amazing viewing experience for the whole family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The nature reserve was lovely, well paved and sign posted. You can swim with the penguins and seals if you wish. Watch out for high tide as the small beach at one end can get busy due to the reduced space!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A decent stopover on the drive around Cape Penisular - nice place to watch Penguins. There are good places to eat close by.

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