Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Simon's Town

4.3
#1 of 1,352 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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  • It was amazing to see them up close Beautiful beach and very clean Nice outing for the day and a good walk  more »
  • I visited Boulder’s last year as a part of a all day City Sightseeing Excursion and I was so happy this was one of the stops! Yes it was crowded, but if you have a little patience you won’t have any.....  more »

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