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Boulders Penguin Colony

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Address: Simon's Town, South Africa
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If you love penguins, you have to visit

We normally think of penguins and ice and snow. Here you can see them at the beach! The beach is fenced-off for breeding but you can still see the creatures from raised... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tess V
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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We normally think of penguins and ice and snow. Here you can see them at the beach! The beach is fenced-off for breeding but you can still see the creatures from raised walkways. The penguins are everywhere. You will even find them in the parking lot brushes.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Boulders Bay to see the Penguin colony. it was my first time there and was amazed by the Penguins and their behavior. Managed to snap a few good photographs.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful morning viewing this colony of Jackass Penguins aka African Penguins. Walking along the boardwalk we saw many with their chicks. On the beach there were hundreds and four very entertaining penguins playing in the surf. A wonderful way to experience wildlife.

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lichfield
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really great afternoon at Boulders. The viewing area is a secluded section of beach which you get to by raised boardwalks. Thus gets you incredibly close to the penguins but they are free to live as they want untroubled by our proximity. A real treat, but a good tip is to turn right immediately after the entrance gate - leads... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We made a stop at this Penguin Colony and loved it. There are so many penguins at this park and you could take photos of them. Love it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a pleasant stop off on our daytrip of the penninsular. However, the beach is tally cordened off, which although makes sense, there were so many crowds it was more of a zoo like experience

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quick look at the Boulder Beach for the penguin colony. It does not really look like a sanctuary but a place where the penguins congregate. But the surrounding areas are with commerce.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a Thursday afternoon and had a wonderful time. Adults pay 70.00R (Children 30.00) and it is valid for the two entrances (make sure you visit both as some are unaware of the other). They are about 5 minutes walk from one another. There were loads of adults and baby penguins all over the place. In fact,... More 

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second time of visiting & still as fascinating - this time instead of eggs there were chicks - watching the parents trying to balance on top of two large chicks was very funny!!! - will visit again & again!!!

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Sechelt, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These little penguins seem oblivious to the human observers on the boardwalks. Their activities are natural and unhindered and a treat to watch.

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