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.
- 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.
- Boulders Beach Guest House
- Bon Appetit
- Salty Sea Dog
- Black Marlin
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18.61% of people who visit Cape Town include Boulders Beach in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
42.86% of people start their Boulders Beach visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Boulders Beach
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Boulders Beach
Always a great idea. It helps if it isn't too hot and fantastic to view the penguins 🐧 if the viewing decks aren't too crowded. Definitely a must for those who haven't paid a visit to the beach 🏖 before. And the creatures are very special. I can recommend it for sure! 😊
Absolutely stunning location with fantastic views. African penguins a plenty going about their business. Get up close to these little birds and take up the opportunity to take some unique photographs. Be warned...as much as they are cute the smell is not.
An excellent spot to view the endangered African Penguin. Tourist orientated. Good information boards and walkways to which visitors are restricted allowing close access to the birds on the beach and their breeding sites. Curio shop and good ablutions on site
I mean like PENGUINS? There's nothing more to say. They're just too cute. Just take the south entrance and you will be happy. Despite the cuteness it's really expensive (300 R per Person for just a glimpse is a bit steep)
What an amazing beach for a day out. Nicely sheltered from the wind, the water is calm and great for swimming- you’ll even come across a penguin in the water. Nice boulders for climbing and exploring - even great to settle on if the beach is full. Prices for locals have dropped making it way more accessible for SA residents- you just need to produce a form of ID.