South Africa, Western Cape

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Boulders Beach is one of the few places in the world where you can dive with wild penguins in their natural habitat. Boulders Beach or Simon's Town Boulders is a dive site for everyone with a maximum depth up to 9 meters. Underwater, you will encounter starfish, sea urchins, nudibranchs, and of course, penguins. Above water, the animals are equally present. The main colony is on neighboring Foxy Beach but the animals spread all along the coastline in this area. Take notice of opening hours.


Boulders Beach can be reached from the shore. The site is located in the Table Mountain National Park. Walk from the parking lot to the waterfront where you can enter the water.


Boulders Beach lies in a tourist area and can be crowded at times. Take notice opening hours. The African penguin is a protected species.

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