Cape Town: Penguin Watching at Boulders Beach Half Day Tour

4.7 / 5

72 reviews

Activity provider:Kenzi Travel and Tours

Cape Town: Penguin Watching at Boulders Beach Half Day Tour

Activity provider:Kenzi Travel and Tours

From US$ 33.21 per person

Discover the incredibly adorable African Penguins in their natural habitat on a half-day tour to Boulders Beach. Swim or laze around on the beach while surrounded by these friendly birds.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Please wait in your hotel lobby, at the front of your apartment building, Or the guide will ring the bell if you're at a house.


  • Observe the African Penguins in their natural habitat at Boulders Beach
  • Enjoy a refreshing swim in the Indian Ocean among the Jackass Penguins
  • Relax on the sandy beach and soak up the sun
  • Admire magnificent views of Cape Town from the scenic mountain drive
Full description
The tour departs Cape Town and heads to the first stop of the day, Maidens Cove. From here, admire the stunning views across the Atlantic seaboard as well as marveling at the imposing Twelve Apostles Mountain range. The tour continues along Chapmans Peak Drive, rated one of the best mountain drives in the world. Along the way, stop at a selection of lookouts that provide unspoiled views of Hout Bay Harbour and Noordhoek beach. Arrive at Boulders Beach and learn about the friendly African Jackass Penguins that call the beach their home. Although the penguins roam freely on the beach and are comfortable being near humans, they are protected animals and visitors are not permitted to touch or feed them. Admire the penguins from a designated viewing point, and observe these creatures as they go about their day. Enjoy some free time to relax on the beach, take a swim with the penguins in the refreshing waters, or explore the surrounding landscpaes. The tour ends with a visit to Boyes Drive, a spectacular mountain road overlooking the stunning view of False Bay coast before dropping you back at your hotel (accommodation).
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Chapmans Peak toll gate charge
  • Entrance fee to Boulders Beach (176 ZAR)
  • Tips

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4.7 /5

based on 72 reviews

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We were picked up on time from our accommodation and headed to Boulders Beach. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the whole area and made the journey very interesting. We had no idea how many penguins we would see - well we saw hundreds. Completely blown away by the area, the penguins and their natural habitat. Would highly recommend a visit

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March 15, 2023

We just finished our tour with Albert. It was really gorgeous with Albert as our Guide, he knows so many things, is so friendly and wonderful, so we are absolutely satisfied and happy about this private tour., just with Albert. Thank you so much for this wonderful day experience!!!

February 23, 2023

A beautiful drive to Boulders Beach with a few stops for taking iconic pictures, followed by 1,5 hours of self-directed penguin watching, walking or just sitting by the beach. Our guide Alberto was incredibly kind, thoughtful and told us swathes of interesting facts, history, and perspectives about Cape Town and its surroundings. Half a day was perfect for me - you don't need more time with the penguins - but if you want to explore Simon's town I would recommend a full day trip.

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February 12, 2023

Product ID: 239987