SafariNow.comR200 OFF Welcome to SafariNow! Get R200 off your booking by paying with the voucher code MATTHEW107030 before 3 October 2016 Terms of use

Terms & conditions apply.

About Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach, which is part of the Table Mountain National Park, is home to a sizeable colony of African penguins. These cute and comical birds waddle around quite unperturbed by the hordes of tourists who flock towards them. Huge boulders create sheltered little coves and the resident penguins often swim past for a look at the people.

Boulders is the most fabulous swimming beach in Cape Town. A swim in the calm, warm waters of Boulders Beach is always fun on a hot summer day but – you never know – you may just see a sleek black and white penguin swimming past. You can also do a fun paddling trip past the penguin hangout.

Of all Cape Town beaches, Boulders Beach is one of the most popular spots for kids and an absolute haven for toddlers. It’s safe, and you can relax without having to watch out for unpredictable waves while pipsqueak splashes around or totters after penguins. It is the most sheltered beach on the False Bay side when the South East wind blows.

Boulders Beach is a pay beach in season so remember to take your Wild Card if you have one.

Reviews:
Things to do in Simons Town

Reviews for Boulders Beach

2 reviews Reviews of

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Melanie Thomas
29 March 2016

Loved it, got to see lots of penguins :-)

Chantal Misandeau
07 January 2016

Fantastic

Accommodation near Boulders Beach

Dream A Little Self-catering ...

11 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

This is a beautifully appointed self-catering apartment situated in Simon’s Town, with stunning...
from R1200
per night for 2 guests

Blue Mountain Bay

8 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 2 rooms

Blue Mountain Bay offers comfortable accommodation located in Simons Town, only a short drive to various beaches.There is a One-bedroom...
from R800
per night for 2 guests

Shell's Place

6 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Perched on Elsies Peak, between Simonstown and Fishhoek, Shell’s Place boasts unbeatable views of False Bay. The Cape-Cod style house...
from R1200
per night for 2 guests

The Gardens

1 Review
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Welcome to The Gardens.We are situated directly above the village of Simon's Town with steps providing access to the quaint historical town...
from R1200
per night for 2 guests

Avian Leisure

5 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 2 rooms

Avian Leisure has two spacious and modern apartments, both with their own private entrances and ample off road parking, in a natural...
from R1040
per night for 2 guests

Stunning Simonstown Apartment...

7 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

This large, stunning Simonstown maisonette is perched on the mountainside with spectacular views...
from R1500
per night for 2 guests

Boulders Beach Map

Boulders Beach is 2km from the centre of Simons Town , the nearest airport 30.2km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Other things to do near Simons Town

1 Review
Red Rock Tribal is not your usual curio shop. Supporting and empowering local artists throughout...
3 Reviews
Just outside Cape Point Nature Reserve, on the western side, is the lovely beach village of...
1 Review
Jaeger's Walk is a lovely gentle stroll alongside the small bay of Fish Hoek with colourful painted...