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Boulders Beach

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Kleintuin Rd | What3words: ///sectional.twitch.peacocks, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
+27 21 786 2329
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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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Kleintuin Rd | What3words: ///sectional.twitch.peacocks, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

the only place penguin make their settlement in Africa. you can see how they develop the shelter under the bushes along the beach.

Thank Fahmie K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow what a great place to be. Love penguins and the boulders beautiful pics white admiring God creation. I loved it.

Thank Trevor B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are lots of penquins on the beach. The viewing area can be a little crowded, but the penquins provide the entertainment. There are a few vendors near the parking area with sovenirs. You can usually talk them down about 40% from their first asking...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice place to interact with the penguins and see them very close, ideal to take good pictures and if you have small children, you will surely enjoy it

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really special place. The penguins are amazing. It's a unique spot for sure getting to see them in the wild doing their thing. Highly recommended.

Thank Brian L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Managed to see penguins down on the beach without being disturbed by other tourist when we took the second entrance. Payed 76 R per person.

Thank Martina E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an excellent place to be able to see close up penguins in their own environment. It was a lovely time of year to visit as there were also babies in the nests. Plenty of viewing places to see the penguins without bisturbing them. The...More

Thank Joanne2107804
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All I have to say is that it was amazing to see penguins big and small in their natural habitat. Definitely a must see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best beaches I’ve ever been to. Not many beaches you see penguins hanging out, right? Would love to go back in summer time to get a chance to swim with them!

Thank Bilge A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is always full of penguins which means you can visit any time of day. There isn’t much else in the town but it’s a quaint place with small cafes and colonial buildings. It’s hard to properly experience the beach without paying entry but...More

Thank Jay B
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AREEN7
29 May 2018|
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Response from mrba2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but can’t be much help as we were on a coach trip but I would ask your hotel about a shuttle service if you don’t want to hired a car.
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Around_the_World_165
24 January 2018|
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Response from Per U | Reviewed this property |
Going on the platforms With a baby roller and an infant one and a half year is no problem. You may even og Down to first part of the Beach. Sunscreen, cap and lot of water. Enjoy.
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ukbecca
15 December 2017|
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Response from kdgarlipp | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
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