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Boulders Beach

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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...more
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Kleintuin Rd | What3words: ///sectional.twitch.peacocks, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
+27 21 786 2329
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On the way from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope we stopped there. A very nice site, professional organization but slightly too many people which the penguins did not seem to bother. Kids loved it but for us it was more „been there...More

Thank fhoffmannb
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped over in Simonstown specifically to see the penguin colony and we were not disappointed. There's a little path you walk along to get to Boulders Beach (you can access either side), and on the way you see little penguins right next to the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome time spent at the Boulders Beach Reserve for Penguins. You can watch them in their most natural habitat. I saw all stages of life, baby, teenage, and adult. Also so an adult feeding a baby. It's a quick walk through but worth it!

Thank ja126276
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on Sunday morning and didn't see much people. It was nice to see the colony of penguins without disturbing their habitat too much. Do take note that there are two entrances which are not connected. So, will need to exit the park and...More

Thank pushpop
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Definitely a nice stopping point to see some nice views and penguins on the way to cape point. I wouldn’t miss it

Thank Spartacus X
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There really were a lot of penguins to see here, and getting good views of them from the wooden boardwalk is very easy. We were on an organised trip so had no choice over when we went, which was a Sunday. It was very busy...More

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the penguins close up in this sheltered cove. Many tourists there but you still can get great pix of their behaviors. one hour is sufficient nice family activity.

Thank jonjo7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see the penguins as part of the tour. Nice little penguins, there are 2 points to see them and after 10 minutes of pictures and selfies, you can call it a day. Half our tour said... “that was it”? Again great to see...More

Thank chefIpad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arranged a day trip with 'Born in Africa Tour' and it was fantastic. We visited here last and was not disappointed. It's about 70 rand to get in per adult and it is completely worth it. There are two separate boardwalks to go down,...More

Thank Shelley O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited South Africa for our anniversary. During our time there we went to Boulders Beach to see the penguins. It was amazing to see they were in their natural habitat yet in a place that would keep them safe. These penguins were one of...More

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5 October 2018|
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Response from cherylb24-2016 | Reviewed this property |
There may be some boats that you could charter to go around the Cape Peninsula ot to go fishing. I would think that approaching the penguins at the beach by boat wouldn't be a good idea for their safety. If you want to see... More
4 July 2018|
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Response from Trevor B | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, its their home
29 May 2018|
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Response from Sam M | Reviewed this property |
The Southern Line Rail Route, which stretches from Cape Town to Simon’s Town, is highly recommended for visitors. The train stops at several beautiful suburbs and coastal villages along the way and is an affordable... More