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Kayak to the penguin colony at Boulders Beach in South Africa, from Cape Town (Half-day)

Boulders Beach

Embark on a fun kayak trip to the penguin colony at Boulders Beach in South Africa. Visit one of the most unique places near Cape Town!


1/2 Day

All year

Open to everyone

First Time


  • Visit the penguin colony on Boulders Beach.
  • Paddle the warm waters of False Bay.
  • Witness incredible vistas of the sea as you kayak.


If you thought you needed to go to Antartica to see penguins, you are wrong! Join as we take you on a joyful trip to the penguin colony at Boulders Beach to see these adorable munchkins in South Africa!

This half-day trip begins from the capital city of Cape Town. From here, we will head towards the town jetty and hop on our double kayaks to cruise the clear waters of False Bay.

Our kayaks are well suited for everyone. All you have to do is sit back and relax. We paddle all year round, however, winters months are excellent as the weather is balmy and you might as well spot some whales!

We will meet at the town jetty at Simon’s Town and brief you about the paddling techniques and safety measures. And off we go!

To reach the beach, we paddle past the Naval Harbor. Here you will see giant naval vessels parked in the sea. It is not uncommon to sight Cape Fur seals on our way. The journey to the beach is breathtaking! Finally, we’ll reach the Boulders Beach.

You will be amused to see these lovely penguins frolicking on the beach. If the tide is right, we will take a break for a cool swim. After taking a close look at these delightful aquatic birds, we will head back to the jetty, marking an end to a joyful experience.

So, what are you waiting for? It is not every day that you get to visit penguins in South Africa! Send us a request and we will ensure you have an incredible trip.

Can’t get enough of South Africa? We also guide this 4-day walking safari in the Kruger National Park!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price per person. Includes guiding fee and Kayak Rental. Minimum of 4 people required.

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