Boulders Beach, Simons Town, South Africa

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Simons Town, Western Cape 7975 South Africa

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  • 3 mentions in How to spent 2.5 days if first time in Cape Town

    • Sean T.

      Sean T. said, " attractions. You can get a 2 day pass for that. The red bus also does a wine route. Then also Boulders Beach and Cape Point is a spectacular day trip. And so much more...Food: Again lots of great places, but can't..." See More

    • Brew J.

      Brew J. said, " an hour (lots of steps and pretty strenuous). Do a day trip to the Cape Point with a stop at Boulders Beach on the way back to see the penguins. The drive is incredibly beautiful and there are interesting little towns..." See More

    • Lara M.

      Lara M. said, "...all the best spots in and around the city. Must-see are: Table Mountain National Park , Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens , Boulders Beach, Cape Point and Robben Island . The bus stops at all these destinations. Accommodation: There are many amazing..." See More

  • 2 mentions in 4 Days

    • David N.

      David N. said, "...WaterfrontWaterfront shopping center (its just shopping, but you have to say you were there, and Hudsons has awesome burger and milkshakes)- Boulders Beach Boulders Beach to see penguins. At the same time, I would drive round to Kalk Bay and walk around-..." See More

    • Cathy R.

      Cathy R. said, "...the Cape Peninsula and not just the city itself. My personal favourites (in no particular order) are: Swimming with penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon's Town Hiking up Table Mountain from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and then getting the cable car down..." See More

  • 1 mention in Trying to find the best nature reserves/safaris.

    • Luba N.

      Luba N. said, "...Aquila Safari Depending on how much time you have, I also recommend taking the The Garden Route, visiting the Cape Peninsula Boulders Beach, and going wine tasting around Cape Town. If you are adventurous there is Shark cage diving with Great..." See More

  • 1 mention in Is five days too ambitious to complete a road trip from Durban to Cape Town?

    • Katie W.

      Katie W. said, "...It gets breezy, so bring a light jacket. Watch for baboons and ostriches around the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Boulders Beach is a good place to stop for a bite to eat or drink and the colony of African Penguins..." See More

  • 1 mention in What three things are at the top of your Africa wish list?

    • Lisa-Marie G.

      Lisa-Marie G. said, "...see, you will not regret it. Table Mountain National Park or take the cable car up, go swimming with penguins at Boulders Beach, watch the sun rise and set from Lion's Head...go explore the winelands and the beautiful nature reserves and..." See More

  • 1 mention in 2 Cities in South Africa for 15 Days: What To Do?

    • Fredrik K.

      Fredrik K. said, "...Mycitibus is great, but doesn't go all the time. Use the bus when possible, take the Metro to Simon's Town ( Boulders Beach) and drive for anything further - like Cape Point/Stellenbosch. Uber is a good alternative when you can't find..." See More

  • 1 mention in Tips for a first time visit to South Africa?

    • Sam R.

      Sam R. said, "...give you the most amazing views of the city. You can climb it, but it takes a while. I also love Boulders Beach which has some really amazing wildlife—sometimes there are more penguins than people. It’s a true highlight of the area..." See More

  • 1 mention in Suggestions for 2 half days free time in Cape Town

    • Alex J.

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      Alex J. said, "...stop in one of the coastal fishing towns such as Hout Bay and Kalk Bay. As mentioned above, a visit to Boulders Beach in the Indian Ocean will allow you to get up close and personal with cape penguins. I did a..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the best cities to visit as a solo female traveler?

    • Erik B.

      Erik B. said, "...but cheaper). In Cape Town, your hit list should include: (1) The hop on/off City Sightseeing bus tour (2) Cape Point+ Boulders Beach (for the penguins) day tour, preferably including the drive around Chapman's Peak (3) Hiking Lion's Head or taking the..." See More

  • 1 mention in First trip to South Africa and I want to see it all! Where do you recommend

    • Polly B.

      Polly B. said, " to visit Table Mountain National Park and Robben Island Museum. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is pretty cool as well. Visit Boulders Beach to see African penguins. Also, set aside a day to visit Cape Point. Heading east, you can drive along..." See More

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