Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Simon's Town

4.4
#1 of 1,358 in Outdoors in South Africa
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
Meet African penguins at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, 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 Penguin Colony and many more Cape Town attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cape Town tour planner.
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  • Possibly the one upside of covid was that there were only around another 6 people there, so much easier to view the penguins.  more »
  • Park and facing the sea, turn right and follow the pathway. Find a favourite spot and swim in one of the many pools. Don’t bother paying the exorbitant fee at the National Parks entrance...not...  more »
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  • Wonderful to see all the penguins up close. Beautiful views of the animals and the sea! R40 Entry per adult for South Africans. Cash or card. Definitely worth the visit. Remember to wear your sunscreen. There are quite a few steps so keep this in mind should you have mobility issues. Great family outing!
  • Beautiful penguin colony. Lovely to walk the boardwalks. Pity that the beaches are closed, but it is necessary. Most people have masks, but a few choose to ignore the rules. Be safe and keep your distance

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