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 had a great time here enjoying the penguins. Aim to go early or late in high season as the queue for the car park gets very long.  more »
  • The Boulders beach is the beach of African penguins ... you will be impressed with this place. The water is extremely cold, even in summer ... but some risk some dives with the most amazing penguins! Calls: clodoaldodfh
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  • We went for a dive from this beach just offshore through the kelp beds and massive shell dumps - food frenzy evidence. Beach filled up early.  more »

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