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Boulders Penguin Colony

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Simon's Town, South Africa
+27 21 786 2329
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Simon's Town, South Africa
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"their natural habitat"
in 52 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 31 reviews
"wooden walkway"
in 13 reviews
"baby penguins"
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"board walk"
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"viewing area"
in 10 reviews
"cape town"
in 82 reviews
"betty's bay"
in 9 reviews
"cute penguins"
in 10 reviews
"cape point"
in 38 reviews
"unique experience"
in 11 reviews
"take photos"
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"beautiful beach"
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"south africa"
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"nesting"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great place. where else can you experience all that the penguins of Africa has to offer. In a safe, well maintained environment. Which is thoroughly fun and just perfect to balance that wow factor with an awesome learning opportunity. Definitely bring your children...More

Thank AndrewBHM40
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful to see so many of these beautiful animals seemingly so happy in a natural setting. The boardwalk offers a very close view but if you want to miss the crowd take the walk way just to the side of the ticket office down to...More

Thank imcclenaughan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove south from Cape Town to see the penguins and liked seeing them and hearing their braying calls. The disadvantages were guys in the parking lot asking for tips to watch your car, staged singers and souvenir sellers, and bus loads of tourists. If...More

Thank Gail T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking is available in a few spots some of which require a few minutes walk. Access tot eh penguins is from a wooden boardwalk tat takes you down to their beach at two separate locations. Proximity is as close as looking straight down from the...More

Thank robert h
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The penguins were well protected with walkways that didn't interupt their activities Well planned. Penguins seemed oblivious to tourists and went on their merry way - an absolute delight

Thank Annie H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved being able to walk and see the penguins in their natural habitat. We happened to be there while they were nesting their eggs. Interesting to watch the interaction and trade off of nesting duty between the male and female penguins.

Thank Darci B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The great thing about this place is that no matter how many people are gawking at them, the penguins just keep carrying on with what penguins do, completely oblivious to us all snapping them ... they are really cute to watch.

Thank SusannaW799
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really glad I took the hour or so drive from Camps Bay to visit here - especially as the coastal journey had really great views. There are many penguins! you've got the choice of two boardwalks down to the beach where you can spend time...More

Thank andymwood
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Small area two walkways. One less used then the other , very over crowded. Very little room to take pictures , sand would cut the face off , be prepared keep your sun glasses on, short visit is it worth it , if your into...More

Thank lorrainebrowne34
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Watching the penguins in their natural habit, breeding, interacting and waddling to the sea to go fishing, this place with its 2 walkways has become overcrowded.

Thank kdgarlipp
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ilaanne
December 10, 2017|
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Response from robr590 | Reviewed this property |
The kayaking is its own extraordinary experience, but probably not the best way to view the penguins, not least because they are so fast. I'd say the beach also, as you can really get close.
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travelcal033
September 26, 2015|
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Response from Ronnie G | Reviewed this property |
PS: Most people include a visit to the penguins as part of a day trip around the Cape Peninsula, culminating in Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope). In summer, it is also possible to combine the visit with time on the adjacent... More
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marta7888
March 31, 2015|
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Response from Jules B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a small charge to enter - I think only £3 or £4 per person. Parking is available nearby - no charge for that - but it is busy.
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