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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  • very beautiful beach, with rocks, clear water and white sand, in addition to the wonderful penguins. Very interesting, great for taking pictures, and when I went they had many animals. Easy access, even for those who go by car own.
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  • So many penguins on the beach, in the bushes really everywhere. With young really a beautiful sight. Maybe a little friendly, but didn't want to Miss
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  • Who doesn't like penguins? Boulders Beach is a great place for families and photographers as you get up close and personal with these adorable creatures.  more »
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