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Boulders Beach

  • 18°C 64°F
  • length: 0.23 km
  • close to city
  • sandy beach

About Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach is the only place in the world where you can actually swim with penguins. They do not fear humans, but don't get close as they bite. Penguins have only recently started to live on this beach. In the 1980ies commercial fishing was forbitten in the bay, which allowed penguins to rely on plenty of fish. It all started with a pair of penguins spotted in 1983. By migration and reproduction the colony grew to as many as about 2000 penguins today. Simon's Town is very proud of their penguin colony, but it also makes problems in the neighborhood by invading gardens and being very noisy. In order to see the penguins viewing points have been built. Entry Times are 7h00 – 19h30 (Dec – Jan), 8h00 – 18h30 (Feb – Mar / Oct – Nov) and 8h00 – 17h00 (Apr – Sept).

Facilities

Safety

Getting there

  • public transportation

Restrictions

The water

  • going in slowly

Average water temperature

  • 18.6°
    Jan
  • 18.1°
    Feb
  • 18.1°
    Mar
  • 16.6°
    Apr
  • 16.4°
    May
  • 16.3°
    Jun
  • 15.3°
    Jul
  • 15.2°
    Aug
  • 15.5°
    Sep
  • 15.9°
    Oct
  • 17.3°
    Nov
  • 18.1°
    Dec

Visitors

general public

Activities

Boulders Beach map

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