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Boulders Beach

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Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 786 2329
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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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If you like penguins, this is a must see!

What a fun spot! You can wander along the boardwalk and catch sight of a few penguins for free or pay a modest admission and walk with them on the beach and through the boulders... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fun spot! You can wander along the boardwalk and catch sight of a few penguins for free or pay a modest admission and walk with them on the beach and through the boulders. It's a beautiful setting and well worth a stop.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The question is: who does not like penguins? When you visit Simon's Town, which I highly recommend, visit Boulder's Beach and see yourself some lovely penguins. However, do not forget to be kind to the penguins. We all want epic pictures but let us desist from harassing the penguins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots and lots of penguins! Bring your cameras, but be prepared to be literally blown away -- wear a wind breaker!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Boulders is a nice place to go both for the beach, and to see the penguins. Adult entry fee is R70 (can't remember kids' fee), which is a bit steep, but the perks are good. The sand itself is beautiful and clean. Plenty of boulders to climb on. The water is protected from big waves so a great place for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely morning on Boulders beach. Plenty of walkways to explore the penguins. Definitely a must to do on your trip.

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Boulders beach to view the penguins is really well worth a visit and best time is at sunset as you can watch them returning from the sea to nest for the night.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic place. Much improvement made to facilities between two visits, 2003 and 2011. Has to be seen!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a great experience. The train that runs close to the ocean, the long walk on the sandy beaches and of course the enigmatic penguins. Just sit somewhere and bask in their presence.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The reason that everyone goes here is, of course, to see the penguins, and that included us. It's fascinating to see them in the wild, and for many it may be their only chance unless they head to Antarctica! So it's well worth doing. The downside is the sheer number of other tourists doing the same thing, but it's a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The penguins can be easily seen from the wooden boardwalk maintained by the National Parks, and is just a short walk from the main entrance. Would recommend to go early, before the crowds arrive.

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