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Boulders Beach - African Penguins home

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 302 reviews.Cape Town, South AfricaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Kabelo

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I will take you to Boulders Beach the most remarkable viewing point of the African Penguins. These African Penguins have colonies from Southern Namibia and all the way around the South African coast. I will will make your experience rewarding as this is the only place where you will be able to swim with the Penguins in close proximity. Penguins are living in the wild and therefore although you get to see them up close and personal there will be no direct contact as I am committed to protecting the welfare of these little guys. The Penguin numbers are fast declining because of over fishing and marine pollution and my goal is teach tourists about our Penguin population, as they are now classified as an endangered species.

As this is a private tour, there is flexibility in photo opportunities along the way, and including stopping to take pictures with the seals.
I will take you to Boulders Beach the most remarkable viewing point of the African Penguins. These African Penguins have colonies from Southern Namibia and all the way around the South African coast. I will will make your experience rewarding as this is the only place where you will be able to swim with the Penguins in close proximity. Penguins are living in the wild and therefore although you get to see them up close and personal there will be n…

Kabelo's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Snack
  • Drinks
    Water
  • Transportation
    SUV
From $42
/ person
Sat, Oct 24
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$42 per person
$42 per person
Sun, Oct 25
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$42 per person
$42 per person
Mon, Oct 26
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$42 per person
$42 per person

Meet your host, Kabelo

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 302 Reviews
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I am passionate about Penguins and preserving their declining population. I grew up fascinated by Penguins and I am proud to show them to visitors to Cape Town and pass on my knowledge about them.
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Where you'll be

After we meet, we'll drive the scenic coastal roads past Camps Bay, Llandudno, and Hout Bay. We'll take the magnificent Chapman's Peak Drive to Boulders Beach—home to the African Penguins.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 302 reviews.

Anna-Lena
March 2020
We really loved it !! Perfect if you want to get suuuuper close with the pingus and see a beautyful beach!! We Took photostops, short seal spotting as well. We got infos as we were driving through the villages. Car very comfy as well. Pickup: at the Hotel, on time. Drop off: only centre. Crackers and water included. Kabelo is a profssional, and a lovely personality! Book the tour!
We really loved it !! Perfect if you want to get suuuuper close with the pingus and see a beautyful beach!! We Took photostops, short seal spotting as well. We got infos as we wer…
Mary
March 2020
Kabelo was the best tour guide!! The experience was fun and something we would have not done without him. He allowed us to go round at our own time, showed us the best places to see penguins and gave us lots of information on the penguins which was great! The drive to and from was great too, going through Chapman’s Peak, and he pointed out so many great things on the way we would have never seen! Definitely recommend!!!
Kabelo was the best tour guide!! The experience was fun and something we would have not done without him. He allowed us to go round at our own time, showed us the best places to se…
Henry
March 2020
As a tourism industry worker I really appreciate when I find somebody that works with passion! Thanks Kabelo for such a wonderful morning! I highly recommend this activity!
Sarah
March 2020
We are so glad we booked this experience with Kabelo! He is well traveled and is a great storyteller. The knowledge Kabelo shared about the penguins and about the greater area as well far exceeded our expectations. It seems that Kabelo is truly passionate about people and penguins alike. We joked that he was the unofficial mayor of Cape Town since he seemed to know everyone and where all the best spots were for pictures and exploring. Highly recommend this!
We are so glad we booked this experience with Kabelo! He is well traveled and is a great storyteller. The knowledge Kabelo shared about the penguins and about the greater area as w…
Brenda
March 2020
Hermoso lugar! Mucho mejor hacerlo de manera personalizada en comparación a los micros multitudinarios. Muy recomendable. Kabelo muy buen guía. Volvería a hacerlo.
Nathaniel
March 2020
The experience was incredible overall. Kabelo was thoughtful, thorough and very amiable. I absolutely recommend him to anyone. We felt like we got great value and unparalleled service. Plus he was just a kind, decent person and we really enjoyed talking with him.
The experience was incredible overall. Kabelo was thoughtful, thorough and very amiable. I absolutely recommend him to anyone. We felt like we got great value and unparalleled serv…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Bring your camera to take lots of pictures.

What to bring

CASH/ CARD (R160 ENTRY to Boulders Beach

Bring swimming costume if you want to swim