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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  • Thought it was a bit expensive but still, we were on holiday and you can't not go to Boulders Beach! We went to the visitor centre part but the centre itself was closed for refurbishment. Penguins all...  more »
  • On this beach are the penguins in large quantity. You can pay to view or a side trip where you can observe much fewer of them
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  • Where you can see penguins. The field is a little narrow for pictures. Wouldn't have to go without seeing the way here.
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