Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Cape Town

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Meet African penguins at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, 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 Penguin Colony and many more Cape Town attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cape Town tour planner.
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  • Value for money as an international visitor is very poor. Maximum time spent there is 15 mins for around £10. The entry fee does give you access to boulders beach - if anyone tells you about it... 
    Value for money as an international visitor is very poor. Maximum time spent there is 15 mins for around £10. The entry fee does give you access to boulders beach - if anyone tells you about it...  more »
  • The first thing we had to see in Cape Town was the penguins! We loved them. The way they walked, the way they sounded, the way they wondered into the parking lot. They’re adorable. 
    The first thing we had to see in Cape Town was the penguins! We loved them. The way they walked, the way they sounded, the way they wondered into the parking lot. They’re adorable.  more »
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  • Definitely lives up to the name. Plenty of penguins to spot, making for perfect snapshots. Although you cannot touch them, they're still a treat to witness up close and open. In general, a very picturesque little spot to be.
  • Worth a visit. Make sure to also take the right hand path immediately after the entry booth as well. Bit more walking, but worth the effort. Pricing for locals very reasonable. Pricing for foreign tourists quite a bit steeper but not crazy

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