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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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Great experience - but get there early!

It was peak season and very busy, however, we got there nice and early (8am) and parked right at the gate on Secluse Avenue. Paid our fee and spent about 2 hours encountering... read more

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Bassoues, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Difficult to park, too many people and very scruffy area. The walk way down to the beach was heaving and it was difficult to get near the birds.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was peak season and very busy, however, we got there nice and early (8am) and parked right at the gate on Secluse Avenue. Paid our fee and spent about 2 hours encountering penguins - awesomely close. Almost stepped on one. You can really get close to them. It's quite special. By the time we left (after breakfast at restaurant... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Where else would you see penguins! This was once in a lifetime experience for me! must visit if you are in Cape Town.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simon's Town is beautiful and it's a great place to spend the afternoon. We enjoyed seeing the penguins, but the actual sanctuary/area is pretty small. If you're short on time, I'd skip this one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here while on our way to Cape Point. Great to see so many penguines in a natural setting. There's an entrance fee of 70 rand, that gives you access to two boardwalks, one close to the entrance, and the other, a 5 min walk away, which has access to a small beach. Great photo ops here, but be... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was well worth paying R70 per person to use Boulders Beach just to have the chance to be surrounded by penguins - a lovely family beach, clean and calm.

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

Don't miss this gorgeous little beach with calm waves and penguins in abundance. Pick a spot near the rocks to set up camp so you can stay as long as tide permits (about midday this time of year) and step into the sea where you may be lucky enough to swim with penguins, or carefully clamber onto some of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot to see penguins however it is quite expensive to get to the beach to see them in their habitat

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Gordola, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After Cape Point we have a mandatory stop in this wonderful beach where you can find the African Pinguins very nice place, you have to pay an entrance fee and is fine not to expensive all arounf, outside, there are local people showing local article very beautiful. The place is good and clean for children something you have to visit!... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Cape point and It was quite busy when we visited, exciting to see the African penguins in their natural environment.

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