Boulders Beach

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  • Address: Boulders Beach Guest House, Cape Town 7975, South Africa
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: 27-217862329
  • Ticket Price: 40 ZAR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Walking Area, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Nature

Boulders Beach - Review

The Boulders beach in Cape Town is a beautiful and pristine seashore. What makes it extra special is the fact that it is home to Penguins. These Delightful creatures can be seen up close by the tourists to the beach.

The tranquil blue waters of the Beach are sure to appeal to any beach bum out there but it is also home to many rare species of animal and plant life making it a nature lover’s paradise. There are several other species of birds as well as mammals that also dwell in the small section that has been created exclusively for conservation. The Boulders Beach is an important site for the conservation of its natural wealth and hence it is very significant to Cape Town as well as its tourists.

You can take a long leisurely walk on the beach or laze around in the stands. The beauty is sure to amaze you so make sure you have some time at hand to take it all in. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cape Town itinerary 5 days.

Boulders Beach Information

  • Timings to the Penguin Colony vary greatly depending on the season. They are longer in winter.
  • A visit to the beach is free. Given ticket price is to see the penguin colony.
  • One can also spend a relaxing day at the beach as they soak in the sun and enjoy the surf.

How To reach Boulders Beach by Public Transport

  • Boulders Beach Guest House

Restaurants Near Boulders Beach

  • Bon Appetit
  • Salty Sea Dog
  • Black Marlin

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TripHobo Highlights for Boulders Beach

  • Boulders Beach Address: Boulders Beach Guest House, Cape Town 7975, South Africa
  • Boulders Beach Contact Number: 27-217862329
  • Boulders Beach Timing: 24-hrs
  • Boulders Beach Price: 40 ZAR
  • Best time to visit Boulders Beach(preferred time): 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Boulders Beach: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Boulders Beach

  • 29.25% of people who visit Cape Town include Boulders Beach in their plan

  • 24.7% of people start their Boulders Beach visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Boulders Beach

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

92.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Boulders Beach

People normally club together Constantia and Chapmans Peak while planning their visit to Boulders Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Boulders Beach, Cape Town Reviews

  • Our driver (and certified tour guide) suggested that we explore the free walkway (Kleintuin Road) first. Some penguins were hatching their eggs under the shade of trees lining up the road. We almost skipped the paid section of the beach (R76 in June 2018), but fortunately we entered anyway and did not regret it. The penguins were all over the beach, completely minding their own business and not afraid of the tourists who were completely invading their privacy from the boardwalks. This is definitely unmissable if you are going to visit Cape Town.

  • An easy walk from where we parked. A beautiful area with a wooden walkway. We had lots of opportunities to see African penguins. It was a lot of fun. It was a bit crowded and busy. Early in the morning might be a better time to go. The area is filled with restaurants and shopping.

  • Amazing view, such a lovely spot. Obviously better when it's hot out or in Summer...not exactly ideal for winter, especially with the bridge that is surrounded by trees etc. Also, it might be a good idea to keep a nose plug handy for the penguin poop, it really really smells awful, but they're so adorable you might just forget the bad smell. I'm just a bit sensitive to smells.

  • It is one of the exotic locations I have ever been. Good climate can make it perfect. The Penguins here are of different breed so research first and then raise your expectations. You can buy get real close to the Penguins on this spot.

  • Great scenery! Penguins are all over! Not too many opportunities to get pictures with them as most of them are behind the fence so you have to get creative with your camera! Great experience! PS go to the gift shop/cafe by the parking lot and get a breakfast sandwich!

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