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Boulders Penguin Colony

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Simon's Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you love penguins you will love this little beach. You get to see them in their natural habitat and they are just beautiful little creatures. It can be quite busy here which can take away from your experience because of some impatient/ignorant people pushing...More

Thank Murphy2k14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 2 hours walking with and watching African Penguins. We were able to get up front, walk right up to many. They will bite so not advisable to touch them. We entered at the less popular entrance which routes you down to a small...More

Thank Kurt D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You won’t need to stay long as there is a walkway along to the beach and you can’t actually walk on the sand. You get really close to the penguins which are super cute.

Thank N D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG what a treat! The penguins are so cute and so close by. We saw youngsters who were adorable Make the effort to go as is such an amazing site

Thank Rachael213
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of penguin to see. You will see why it's called boulders beach. A nice quiet beach. bring tips for the car guards

Thank Jonathan E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boulder Beach on the eastern side of the peninsula has a quiet small beach that is surrounded by boulders that block any winds making it a pleasant spot (despite the hefty entry fee of six dollars). But the main attraction is the colony of African...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the area is simply beautiful and on top of that you get to see penguins. it's easy to get to and while you don't feel like you're out in the bush (you're in a town) it's fun and cheerful and definitely worth seeing! make a...More

Thank joanw8461
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wat a privilege it was to see hundreds of penguins, many with their babies, in such a beautiful setting. The black and white of these penguins set on white sand was magical.

Thank Cheryl095
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Boulder's Penguin Colony with a friend in July 2018. It's a very small place with loads and loads of penguins. Nice to see but not much to it.

Thank Dyhr2204
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boulders Beach is certainly accessible (short distance) from Cape Town and is surrounded on the landward side by Simon's Town and road down the Cape Peninsula yet it is still colonised by these incredible little penguins. Boardwalks make viewing relatively easy - there are steps...More

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10 December 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.
27 September 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
31 March 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.