Boulders Beach, Simon's Town

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Meet African penguins at Boulders Beach, a series of sandy coves separated by granite rocks. Part of Table Mountain National Park, the beach has had an influx of visitors since 1982, when the colony of penguins was formed. Hanging out on the picturesque beach, you can observe the charming animals at close range or snap a few memorable photos. If you come on a warm day, try swimming alongside the penguins, but resist the urge to reach out and touch them--though not considered dangerous, these animals are wild and could become agitate if you invade their privacy. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Boulders Beach and many more Cape Town attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cape Town tour planner .
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  • We did the full day hop on/hop off bus tour down to Cape Point as well as a stop at Boulders beach. Well its not quite how you may have pictured it in your mind, expect a LOT of people and you never v...  more »
  • It is a must when you are in Cape Town to take a trip to Simons Town. The Penguins are now at a safe distance for the tourists. Not so much for the tourists but the penguins to protect against the many tourists who could not stay off.
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  • There is a small entry fee, which I hope goes towards preserving these penguins. I suspect you can go further along the beach and avoid that if it bothers you. Some amazing enclosed alcoves with huge ...  more »

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