Guided tour

Cape Town: Penguin Watching at Boulders Beach Half Day Tour

4.7 / 5

40 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$ 37.71 per person

Discover the incredibly adorable African Jackass Penguins in their natural habitat on a half day tour to Boulders Beach. Explore, admire, and laze around on the beach, while surrounded by these friendly birds, and visit a selection of stunning viewpoints.

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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 African Jackass Penguins in their natural habitat at Boulders Beach
  • Enjoy a refreshing swim in the Indian Ocean among the African Jackass Penguins
  • Relax on the sandy beach and soak up the sun
  • Admire magnificent views of Robben Island and 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 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 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 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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Chapmans Peak toll gate charge
  • Entrance fee to Boulders Beach (152 ZAR)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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4.7 /5

based on 40 reviews

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We had a great time with Jean Luc! He picked us up from hotel and first we went to see the Penguins, very beautiful place, my 2 years old boy loved it! We decided to extend the trip and go further to Cape Point and to the Cape of Good Hope! Jean Luc was very helpful and he give us lot of information! We recommend this tour! Everything was amazing!

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April 14, 2022

We really had a super nice guide...Price explained everything we saw during the trip...stopped when we wanted to admire the beaches etc....we were surprised at first because we there were really only two of us with a guide, which was super fine and private. Thank you Price for this great day

March 13, 2022

We had an incredible day with Jean-Luc. He picked us up on time and because there weren’t any other people on the tour, he took us on a private tour. We learned a lot about everywhere we went, the neighbourhoods, architecture, history of Cape Town, penguins, mountain ranges, everything. Very informative and very friendly. When we asked about the what fish were local to the area he took us to an amazing seafood restaurant for lunch so that we could try it for ourselves. And at the end of the tour he dropped us off at our next destination personally rather then just back at our hotel. 5⭐️

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April 29, 2022


Product ID: 239987