Just around the corner from the seaside village of Simon’s Town you will find Boulders Beach, home to our famous African Penguin Colony.
This colony is one of only a few places in the entire world where you can view and visit a land-based colony of African penguins. Reclassified on 26 May 2010, the African penguin is now considered an endangered species. The Boulders section of Table Mountain National Parks (TMNP) consists of 3 pristine beaches, 1 penguin viewing area and 3 boardwalks. The boardwalks were designed to allow closer encounters with these beautiful birds while keeping them safe.
What you can do at Boulders Beach
Boulders offers a range of fun for all types of travelers. Here are some of the activities you can enjoy:
· Picnics on the beach
· Pop in at the visitors’ centre and discover more interesting facts about the penguins
Before you visit, here’s what you need to know
· Boulders is a safe beach with rangers patrolling daily.
· Limited parking is available. It’s best to arrive early during the peak summer months.
· Alcohol and smoking are prohibited.
· Beach space depends on the tides. The best time to go, especially for picnics, is at low tide.
· Boulders Beach is closed to all vessels, including canoes and kayaks.
Location: 1 Kleintuin Road, Simon’s Town
Times: December – January 07:00 – 19:30
February – March 08:00 – 18:30
April – September 08:00 – 17:00
October – November 08:00 – 18:30
Cost: South African Residents (with ID): R44 per adult, R22 per child
SADC Nationals (with passport): R88 per adult, R44 per child
International Visitors: R176 per adult, R88 per child