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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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08:00 - 17:00
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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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Penguins

Parked just up the road, lots of penguins to see, lovely aloe shop by the car park as well as ice cream.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Parked just up the road, lots of penguins to see, lovely aloe shop by the car park as well as ice cream.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have never been to a place where the pinguins liked the warm weather. And you can actually swim with them.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We Came here expecting to see the penguins for free but there's a charge to get in to see them which was a bit disappointing. We decided to walk around the car park and the wooden walkway instead and found plenty of penguins so it wasn't a wasted trip.

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Magaliesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First experience ever ! Being a South African citizen I just loved what I saw . Cute little penguin mates happy feet , living freely on the beaches and in the waters , some young , some shredding skin and mostly mating calls ! Wonderful surroundings ,beautiful environment and ofcourse entree fees but worth it !! Some penguins even walk... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went during S.African summer and the penguins seemed perfectly comfortable basking in the warm sun. I thought penguins thrive in cold climate, so this was quite a surprise. There were hundreds of them just walking/standing around on a beach that is cordoned off. We even saw a penguin laying an egg.Very nice experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The experience is great, with some lovely antics by the penguins, and the ability to get up close and see them in their environment. It is amazing that they are still there, as there are houses and other buildings so close by. However, it is crowded, and commercialised, not at all how I envisaged it before going there. Cheap stalls,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Boulders beach, also a SAN park ( south african national park ) is quite smal. Fee is 70 Zar per perron (5.5€) So basically there is 3 woorden pathways. Two of them lead to a viewpoint where you can See the penguins however, the third one is a pathway down to the beach where you can get up close and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must visit place. Make sure you visit the beach and not just the penguin colony as you will have photos of yourself right next to the penguins. They walk past you as you sunbath or swim or climb on the rocks. Our children loved it. Highlight of the holiday, amazing photo memories.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice small beach to be together and swim with pinguïns. The sandy beach away from the wind is beautiful and the water is not cols so you can swim with children. Everywhere you can take pictures with you and your family and pinguïns. The nice round shaped rocks are good to climb and even some small grots are waiting to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is a very gentle coastal path that is great to explore the coves, where you will see lots of penguins. The main colonies of penguins are in a bay that is a protected area, with a small charge to enter - well worth it.

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