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10 Boulders Beach Penguins Tours (Compare Prices & Options)

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Getting up close with penguins is one of the best half day experiences in Cape Town. Options with scenic drives along the beautiful Cape Peninsula coast visiting famous landmarks like Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and Simon’s Town or kayaking to the penguins. We’ve catered to every penguin seeker.

Highlights:

  • Scenic mountain and ocean drive along Chapman’s Peak
  • Visit South Africa’s largest penguin colony at Boulders Beach
  • Explore Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve


Know before you book:

  • Use printed or mobile voucher for your own convenience
  • This is a full day tour
  • Some include pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in Cape Town
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult

Entrance Fee 2019

The cost of the tickets into Boulders Beach start at about R30 (2.5USD) if you are a South African, but foreigners are expected to pay 12usd (R152) at the gate.

Tour Prices

The tours below start from 50usd and can go to as much as 200usd depending on how private or exclusive you want your trip to be.

Operating Hours

Boulders beach is open 7 days a week at the following times:

December – January: 07h00 – 19h30
February – April: 08h00 -18h30
May – September: 08h00 – 17h00
October – Novemeber:  08h00 – 18h30

Best Time to go

If you’re in season (July-November) you might be lucky and spot some whales from Cape Point viewpoint. The ticket to Cape Point Nature reserve is included in the price of this tour.

Boulders Beach Cape Point Tours

This is the perfect day trip to see things outside of Cape Town like the fascinating penguin colony at Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town and Cape Point. Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes as you might need to take a little hike upon visiting these sights.

Get ready for a day packed full of exciting activities. With minibus options that will pick you up at your accommodation in Cape Town centre, or surrounding areas, and you will get to enjoy this full-day plus the Cape Peninsula Tour and some of the most astonishing views in Cape Town.

Full Day Tour

The coastline of Cape Town along Chapman’s Peak is a truly magical sight. With Table Mountain on one side and the crystal-clear Atlantic ocean on your other, you’ll see why Chapman’s Peak is everyone’s favourite Sunday afternoon drive. Pack your camera, because you’ll get to enjoy a snapshot opportunity at Maiden’s Cove.

Upon reaching Hout Bay, you can opt to book an additional boat tour to Seal Island. The tour continues to Noordhoek village.

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The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point are up next. Cape Point is where the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean currents meet. Cape Point is a declared a natural world heritage site, so you can be sure to experience the most beautiful views from the top of the lookout point.

The most south-western point of the African continent is a great place to see fynbos, the indigenous fauna and flora of the Cape region. You can expect to see some signs of wildlife while you are up there – we know that baboons love this spot! And if you’re in luck, you might spot a zebra or a bontebok.

You’ll also get to explore The Cape of Good Hope Nature reserve, see the beacon of Bartholomeus Diaz (the first person to sail around the Southern tip of Africa) or take a hike up to Cape Point Lighthouse. If you don’t want to take a hike up to the lighthouse, you can enjoy the ride with the Flying Dutchman Funicular at an additional cost, where you will be astonished by the beautiful views.

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And last, but not least, you can get up close to the Boulders penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town. Hosting the largest penguin colony in South Africa, Boulders Beach (often misspelled as Bolders Beach) attracts hundreds of visitors yearly. So, get up close to these cute creatures, looking like men in tuxedo’s, before returning to Cape Town via the scenic Boyes Drive passing Muizenberg and Kalk Bay beaches.

Bo Kaap, Table Mountain & Chapman’s Peak

Visit the colourful houses of Bo Kaap, take a cable car up Table Mountain and then enjoy the scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive. Followed by a stop at the Boulders Penguin Colony and Cape Point (fees not included).

INCLUDES:
  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Experienced crew
  • Coffee/tea
  • Breakfast at Klein Joostenberg Bistro
  • Glass of sparkling wine
  • Memories that last a lifetime

EXCLUDES:
  • Transfers to Stellenbosch
  • Optional gratuities

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Transfer to your hotel
Transfer to your hotel
Stop for lunch
Spend your first night at your hotel
Pick up from your hotel
Explore and enjoy your destination
Explore and enjoy your destination
Explore and enjoy your destination
Explore and enjoy your destination
Explore and enjoy your destination
Have drinks

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Penguin, Cape Point & Wine Tasting Tour

One for the wine lovers, this tour combines the best activities around the Cape Peninsula. Take a scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak, past Misty Cliffs and the seaside village Scarborough and finally reach Cape of Good Hope in the Table Mountain National Park.

 

Visit the Cape of Good Hope sign, the lighthouse and visit the South African penguins at Boulders Beach, Cape Town. Finally time for wine o’ clock, you’ll pass through Constantia Valley Wine Route where you can enjoy a wine tasting at one of the most prestigious wine farms in the country.

 

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Falsebay Kayaking with Penguins Tour

Paddle to the penguins on Boulders beach in Kayaks with a tour to guide you. This is a great excuse to do and a fantastic way to get up and close with the animals all around the bay and that’s why its one of our favourite options to see the penguins in Cape Town.

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8.9Expert Score
Comfort
9
Location
10
Fun
9.5
Value for money
7
PROS
  • Easy booking and cancellations
  • Free pick-up service
  • Great number of additional activities to be booked
CONS
  • Additional costs apply to enter Boulders Beach
  • Admission fees at Cape of Good Hope and Chapman's peak
  • Cancellation after confirmation of booking if there are not enough passengers

Specification: 10 Boulders Beach Penguins Tours (Compare Prices & Options)

Accessible

No

Duration

1 day

Includes

Bottle of Water, Experienced tour guide speaking English, Portuguese and French, Return transfers by luxury minibus, Toll fees at Chapman’s Peak

Excludes

Admission fees at Cape of Good Hope, Chapman’s Peak and Cape Point Dutch Funicular, Boat to Seal Island, Boulders Beach entrance fee, Meals and drinks

Meals & Drinks

Not included

Pickup

Pick-up and drop off in Cape Town and surrounds

Suitable For

Nature lovers, Not suitable for disabled persons

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  1. a GetYourGuide customer – Switzerland

    Belle mete Ottimo per visitare il più possibile in poco tempo. Peccato siamo stati portati a visitare la Table Mountain nonostante si vedesse già che era immersa nella nebbia e perciò tanto freddo e umido e zero vista. :-(.In questo senso manca flessibilità.

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  2. Anastasia – Russia

    That was an excellent experience! Huge thanks to my guide and driver!

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  3. Sven – Germany

    This was a true 5 star experience and we would even add a sixth if we could! We can warmly recommend KT Tours with which we not only did one day tour but spontaneously three in a row. Our guide Jean Luc was super knowledgable and made our stay in Capetown absolutely special! Keep up this spirit!

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  4. a GetYourGuide customer – Denmark

    A must do when in Cape Town We had a great experience throughout, seeing some of the best places and spots along the coast of the Cape. Our guide Jean Luc provided great service and extensive knowledge on the history of SA. This tour is a must do when visiting Cape Town or South Africa in general.

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  5. a GetYourGuide customer – South Africa

    Guide rude Kayak rudder stuck several time and no assistance from guide Beautiful scenic views just a pity the guide very unfriendly and blatantly rude

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  6. Tina – United States

    Loved our guide, so nice and informative.

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  7. John – Ireland

    A great way to see the Cape Peninsula A great way to see the Cape Peninsula. Paul, our guide, was knowledgeable and resourceful, having to successfully rejig the tour when the Chapman's Point road was closed without warning.

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  8. Tiina – Sweden

    Nice tour, but too stressful Nice tour to Cape Point, but too short of time there, only 45 min to walk up and back to the lighthouse (funicular was not working) since we need to hurry to Simons Town. No walk to Good hope, only drive with minibus for 5 min photoshop. We got lunch at Simons Town around 2-3 pm and that was too late since we left early in the morning. No time to grab anything at Cape Point. The stop at Kirschenborsch Garden was just a "need to do stop" on the tour, no guide at all, just a walk inside the garden for 30 min. Take the tour without Kirscheborsch Garden instead and go there another day.

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  9. a GetYourGuide customer – United States

    Great way to pack in a lot of great must-sees!

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  10. Paul – South Africa

    Our tour guide was amazing.. so friendly and had so much knowledge throughout the whole trip.. couldn’t have asked for a better day. Can’t recommend this trip highly enough dan especially our tour guide Armond.. he was brilliant.

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  11. Julia – Germany

    Great Tour and very nice guide We did see a lot of things in Cape Town within a short time. Great to have these highlights. Tour Guide had many Information. Really nice Tour!

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  12. Amy – South Africa

    excellent personalised tour.

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  13. Anne – United Kingdom

    An amazing tour! Would highly recommend. Learnt so many interesting things and saw spectacular views.

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  14. a GetYourGuide customer – Austria

    A wonderful day in Cape Peninsula Except the confusion about the pick-up time from our hotel everything was perfect. Our guide quickly managed this little problem and we had a lovely day. Do ask for the pick-up time after your booking!

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  15. Anonymous

    Half day tour but stopped over a number of towns, met the penguin and hiked cape of food hope. Guide Mark was a good company and briefed me through the history of the towns and the cape. Very good use of my afternoon.

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