Boulders BeachCurrently Open
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Boulders Beach
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
Boulders Beach Trips
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Boulders Beach, Cape Town Reviews
A must visit place for Penguins sightings. Present here in large numbers. Very curious creatures give you lots of fun. The beach is good. People surf here. Also the restaurant on the beach gives good food.
Cute penguins in a sunny beach full of boulders. There are two paths that lead to where you can view penguins. Cannot go to the sea, or near the penguins. Do not touch the penguins else you will be fined. Carry a hat and sunglasses during the hot summer months. Entry is chargeable and cheaper than that charged by the Red Bus or other tour operators. Usually no queues although the ramps do get crowded.
Boulders beach is a beautiful public beach, you can stay at the first beach or you ga do a mini trekking and go to another beach. However, if you come here to see the penguins you will have to go to your right and follow a trail that will guide you to the entrance for the penguins beach of you want to enter you will have to pay a tax!! There are 2 entrance one in the middle of the train and another at the end the first one is the most popular one the second there weren't many penguins at the beach !! Once you enter you will follow another train were you can see the penguins nest and depending at the season that you come you also can see very cute cubs ... the smell is not pleasant buy they are very cute and funny to see !!
They've closed off most of the penguin spots- so if you want to see a lot of them you need to go to the paid reservation, but u still get to see a few- even nesting in the bushes- if you are willing to walk a bit around the back, and there is the added benefit of great rock pools. Kids loved it.
A great place to spend an hour or two, walking up and down the beach in the company of African penguins. The beach has an entrance fee of a few euros, however the gangway through the brush is free. With a sharp eye you're even able to spot nesting couples and the young, still gray babies. A must do if you're staying in CT.