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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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You have to come here if you are near Cape Town!

Boulders beach is a penguin colony with a ton of them, walking, playing, and messing around! Admission is R70 for adult or R35 for child. It is well worth the money (in my... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Boulders beach is a penguin colony with a ton of them, walking, playing, and messing around! Admission is R70 for adult or R35 for child. It is well worth the money (in my opinion). For about $6, you would see a group of happy penguins, which would totally bright up your day! I was so intrigued! During April, many penguin... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is worth visiting to watch the cute penguins. You will them swim next to you if you pay to use the bench area however you can just walk along the pedestrian and you will see many of them. It is recommended to visit if you are traveling with kids

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst the penguins were amazing, the crowds were large, unmanaged which was surprising considering the ticket costs. I found it a bit too commercialised but with very little substance behind the cost. The colony however is amazing. I'd recommend spending the day on the beach there too.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tho the day we were there, they were down the cove a hundred yards or so, so we only got to visit with a few stragglers who stayed behind. We could have climbed the huge boulders and made our way there, however we were in our motorcycle riding gear and not prepared for that extra journey - which would be... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Boulders Beach is a great place to have a look at the local penguin´s colony. Don´t try to feed them tough, they have sharp beaks

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Sihnoukville
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

penguins and more penguins ...but this is not the only reason to visit this spot in capetown...beware that the traffic can be tiresome so best to travel early to Boulders bay...plenty of restaurants and trinket touristy shops here too....dont forget the penguins

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Thank David G
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cheap entrance fee to get in. Very crowded. But the penguins are so close and in a protected natural habitat.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We started our visit at the beach where you can swim with the pinguins. There were a few standing in the rocks and in sand. Afterwords we went through and went to the main gate where were dozens of pinguins. Beautiful place where you can see this nice bird in his natural habitat. Kids love this animal and they really... More 

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Bonnac, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We left our car in Simons Town and walked to Boulders via Seaforth Beach, however there are several car parks at Boulders. We decided not to pay the entrance fee to the penguin visit, but rather walked, and walked... along the path there are loads of penguins right over the rail as you walk along. The views are stunning and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view here is very nice, you can see almost all of False Bay here. But it's sad to see pinguins breeding next to the walkway and tourists trying to interupt them to take pictures... It is however very nice that the money we pay here is used to keep this species alive.

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