Half Day Trip to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

Activity provider: Cape Archives touring

Half Day Trip to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

Activity provider: Cape Archives touring
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From US$ 53.13 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the wonders outside of Cape Town on this half-day tour. Pass through charming rural villages, learn about the local way of life, and visit the iconic Boulder’s Beach where you can admire playful penguins in their natural habitat.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation in Cape Town. Your exact pickup time will be communicated to you the day before the tour.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Admire the historical and brightly colored houses in the Bo-Kaap district
  • Pass through some of Africa's richest suburbs including Bantry Bay and Camps Bay
  • Explore the rural village of Nordhoek and learn about local life
  • Drive along the breathtaking Chapman's Peak and soak up panoramic views
  • See playful penguins in their natural habitat at Boulder's Beach
Full description
The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Cape Town and heads to the brightly colored Bo-Kaap district. After a stop for photos, continue on towards the Atlantic Sea passing by some of Africa’s richest suburbs including Bantry Bay, Clifton, and Camps Bay. Later, enjoy a 20 minute stopover at the scenic Hout Bay, a charming town surrounded by mountains and the ocean. Continue the tour south via the majestic Chapman’s Peak Drive, locally known as Chapies. Afterwards, explore the farm village of Noordhoek, boasting a selection of bakeries, cafés, juicers and more. Mingle with the locals and shop for souvenirs before heading back on the road to Simon’s Town, home to Boulder’s Beach. At the beach, walk along the boardwalk and marvel at the penguins in their natural habitat. Spend some time taking photos and learn about these fascinating creatures. From here, drive along the eastern side of the peninsula, passing the quaint towns of Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, and Muizenberg. The final stop of the tour is Muizenberg Beach where you can take photos of the colorful huts that line the shore. The day ends with drop-off back to your accommodation.
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boulder's Beach entry fee
  • Bottled water
  • Food and drink (other than water)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Touching animals
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Selfie sticks

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • This is a half-day tour that ends around 1:00 PM
  • Please note, you are not permitted to feed or touch the penguins
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Xavier our guide was excellent, arrived at our hotel to collect us right on time, explained about the tides and best way to see the penguins. As a result headed via quickest route to Boulders Beach as tide was in so penguins up on the beach. Helped my wife to climb the boulders so we had real close up views of the penguins which was awesome. He did this to please is despite him getting wet up to his waist due to the tides. He then took us back along the coast road showing us some awe inspiring sights and beaches. He gives a knowledgeable commentary all the way as well as answering all our questions. Would not hesitate to use him again and have recommended him to my brother as a must do trip when he visits later this year

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April 1, 2023

Had a fantastic half-day trip to Boulders Beach to see the penguins. There were only two of us on the trip and we were lucky to have an incredible guide, Alino Dosemba. He took us to some fantastic places, such as Bo-Kaap, and stopped frequently for photo ops. We had coffee at Noordhoek Farm Village, which has some lovely shops. The penguins were fascinating and there's a beautiful beach nearby. We stopped for a lovely lunch at Simon's Town on the way back. Alino is so knowledgeable and a fantastic guide. We were out longer than the stipulated 5 hours and had an amazing time!

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April 1, 2023

Totally enjoyed our trip. Our guide, Rodney, was amazing. Very knowledgeable, friendly and full of enthusiasm. We chatted and laughed for 5 hours. Saw everything we wanted to see and learned a lot. Highly recommend. If you’re thinking about doing this trip- do it!!

April 1, 2023

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