Boulders African Penguin Colony

Address: Kleintuin Road, Simonstown, Cape Town, 7995, South Africa
Telephone: +27 21 786 2329

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Get up close and personal with families of besuited feathered beasties at this beach.

It’s a scenic drive down to Simonstown, a village steeped in history and one that wears its naval base badge with pride. Drive through the village and, just as you exit the town, you’ll see the signs for Boulders Beach. Named after the giant boulders that dot the shallows - this secluded spot is a boon for those who love the thought of spending a quiet morning or afternoon on the beach. The real stars of the show, though, are the African penguins. They were brought here in a bid to help generate a colony of these endangered birds and the tuxedoed creatures offer entertainment and picture-perfect moments with their amusing waddles and antics.

Value for money

Price advice

Adults 35 rand, children 10 rand.

Expert tips

The penguins are protected and you will get into trouble if you interfere with them.

Boulders is popular – on weekends and at high tide, expect to fight it out for your patch of sand.

Recommended for

  • Families with younger children
  • Relaxation
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature / wildlife