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Boulders Beach Travel Guide (Western Cape)

Boulders Beach

Western Cape Attractions

Just about 2km south of Simonís Town you will find a group of small sandy coves surrounded by huge boulders which give the area its name. The beach here has a gentle slope and is safe for swimming making it a perfect spot for families. However that is not the main reason to come here.

The main attraction is the many African penguins that live and nest amongst the boulders. This area, which is part of the Table Mountain National Park, and under its protected status the birds have flourished.

The first cove tends to be the busiest at weekends and during school holidays but if you walk along the boardwalk you will find more peaceful spots. Of course you must avoid the nesting areas at all times.

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A scenic waddle through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony