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Boulders Beach

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Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
+27 21 786 2329
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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 swimming nearby.
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Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
+27 21 786 2329
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As we did a day trip to the cape of good hope obviously we thought this is a must do while being in cape down. I was pretty disappointed when we arrived and it was packed with people. Ok we have been there on a...More

Thank just4fun1988
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Def worth a stop to see the African penguins. They are just so much fun to watch. A wonderful stop with or without kids.

Thank Jmitchy
Reviewed yesterday

This is an amazing place to see hundreds, if not thousands of penguins in their natural habitat. It is very well laid out with two boardwalks (one wheelchair friendly) but it is worth the effort of taking the alternate route up and down the stairs...More

Thank TheSnowMan03
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an amazing experience! If you don’t want to pay there is a free walk away above the beach that over looks below but if you want to pay R75 per adult then you can go directly onto the beach with the penguins and even...More

Thank travcaine
Reviewed 4 days ago

A morning spent here is perfect to unwind and sit and enjoy the beautiful beach with fantastic boulders all around you. Little penguins hiding under boulders, swimming in the pools. It is magical to have nature at its best. A must do attraction, not at...More

Thank 575AnneA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really cold water, but the chance of swimming near penguins makes it worth it. No entrance fee in some areas, awesome if you can find them though. Great spot for all ages.

Thank Khotso M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very charming and extensive opportunities to see the penguins in various situations as the pathways run through their nesting grounds and down to the beach.

Thank mysteryshopper40
Reviewed 6 days ago

Boulders is one of the best beaches in CT ... however, as it is so small it is best to go during the week to be on what is like paradise on earth. Sheltered from the SE wind it is the perfect beach to enjoy...More

Thank sassabus
Reviewed 1 week ago

This quaint and protected spot is worth a visit in its own right, but the main attraction is the penguins, who are adorable. Be brave enough to swim or clamber around from the main beach as you'll see more of the birds.

Thank robr590
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a half day Peninsula tour and Boulder Beach was included. After the entrance, you walk on a wooden path towards the beach where all the Penguins are! There were so many of them! But also a lot of people around us -...More

Thank T D
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6 November 2017|
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Response from TraceyS1964 | Reviewed this property |
On the actual walkway where you view the penguins but there are only a few benches nowhere to actually sit. However there are beaches either side of Boulders beach where you can sit out on the beach and no problem with... More
Elaine B
18 June 2017|
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Response from Jill H |
Hey there, I have swum, snorkelled and scuba dived off Boulders Beach, where there is a strong concentration of jackass penguins. It is a simple shore entry. You could rent a wetsuit from Pisces Diving on Long Beach... More
4 March 2017|
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Response from 1sammi | Reviewed this property |
It's best to drive there. There is a train that goes from Cape Town Station to Simon's Town which is an adventure in itself. It's a really pretty ride all along the False Bay coast but there's still a way to get to Boulders... More