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Penguins At Boulders Beach, Simonstown from Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

This is a private tour for up to three friends or family and nobody else.

We travel along the beautiful Atlantic seaboard towards Hout Bay and over the world famous Chapmans Peak Drive, one of the great ocean drives where we stop several times to take in the spectacular scenery and some photos.

We then drive through Noordhoek towards Simonstown, a naval town with its array of old historical buildings, interesting shops and good restaurants. You may wish to take a stroll down the main street before heading off to visit the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach a few kilometres away.

We spend about 45 minutes to an hour with the penguins on the boardwalk above the beach. In the warmer months it may be possible to swim with them at the beach.

We return to Cape Town via Kalk Bay and Muizenberg, if time allows we can also include a stop at for some wine tasting at Groot Constantia, the oldest wine estate in South Africa. Sometimes we reverse the direction depending on traffic.

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • Private guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Simon's Town 7995 South Africa

We can include this as part of the Cape Point tour, or make it a half day tour to Simonstown, which in itself is a quaint seaside town which is the headquarters of the South African Navy. It is a historical town with a number of restored old buildings and the penquins are on the outskirts of Simonstown in a protected area on Boulders Beach. During summer one can actually

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All centrally located Cape Town hotels, vacation apartments, guest houses


Cape Town, South Africa


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Written Reviews (4)

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Seeing the penguins was fantastic!...

Greg M | Oct 2021

Seeing the penguins was fantastic! Mike Brown was an excellent tour guide and went over and above to tell us about Cape Town and to make sure we had excellent recommendations for other things to do during our visit.

Our tour guide Mike Brown...

Kristina L | Mar 2020

Our tour guide Mike Brown was excellent! He was knowledgeable about the history of the area and accommodated our request to see more than we originally planned. We were lucky enough to see hundreds of adorable penguins at this well maintained site.

This was an amazing day!...

Pat H | Feb 2020

This was an amazing day! Mike was awesome, he accommodated our ships arrival time and gave us a terrific day. He stayed in touch with us about our arrival time and was waiting for us when the ship docked. Loved the penguins and the drive along

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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