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Penguins At Boulders Beach, Simonstown from Cape Town provided by Mike Brown Tours

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Penguins At Boulders Beach, Simonstown from Cape Town

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This is a private tour for up to five friends or family and nobody else. We travel along the beautiful Atlantic seaboard towards Hout Bay and over the world famous Chapmans Peak Drive, one of the great ocean drives where we stop several times to take in the spectacular scenery and some photos. We then drive through Noordhoek towards Simonstown, a naval town with its array of old historical buildings, interesting shops and good restaurants. You may wish to take a stroll down the main street before heading off to visit the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach a few kilometres away. We spend about 45 minutes to an hour with the penguins on the boardwalk above the beach. In the warmer months it may be possible to swim with them at the beach. We return to Cape Town via Kalk Bay and Muizenberg, if time allows we can also include a stop at for some wine tasting at Groot Constantia, the oldest wine estate in South Africa. Sometimes we reverse the direction depending on traffic.
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    Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    We can include this as part of the Cape Point tour, or make it a half day tour to Simonstown, which in itself is a quaint seaside town which is the headquarters of the South African Navy. It is a historical town with a number of restored old buildings and the penquins are on the outskirts of Simonstown in a protected area on Boulders Beach. During summer one can actually swim with the penquins when they co-operate.
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Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Private guide
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • ENTRANCE FEES TO BOULDERS BEACH AT R160 pp
  • WINE TASTING, GRATUITIES, PURCHASES
  • Entry/Admission - Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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dan s wrote a review Feb 2020
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My husband & I were lucky to find Mike through Viator, everything went smoothly, when we first contacted Mike, he responded at once, we agreed on the time and place of pick up, he was right on time. The car was clean and comfortable, he was nice enough to offer us cold water.
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Response from Mike B, Owner at Penguins At Boulders Beach, Simonstown from Cape Town
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Thanks Dania, I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for the kind words and I hope to see you again. Regards Mike
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Mark wrote a review Feb 2020
London5 contributions1 helpful vote
We were only in Cape Town for a couple of days but Mike helped organise a fantastic itinerary for us at short notice. Although Mike was unavailable on the day he arranged for his wife Di to act as our tour guide for Table Mountain, Boulders Beach and the scenic drives inbetween.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Mike B, Owner at Penguins At Boulders Beach, Simonstown from Cape Town
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Thanks so much for the kind words Mark. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves and had a great onward journey. I'll pass this on to Di. Regards
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Jenny P wrote a review Dec 2019
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We had a great time visiting the penguins with Mike! He was an excellent tour guide, very attentive and showed us the best views of the areas we went through en route to Boulder’s Beach, which made the day even better. We would highly recommend!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Mike B, Owner at Penguins At Boulders Beach, Simonstown from Cape Town
Responded 10 Dec 2019
Thanks so much Jenny. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour, hope to see you again!
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Texas Traveler wrote a review Nov 2019
Houston, Texas1 contribution1 helpful vote
My husband and I went down the coast to see the Penguins in Simon Town. Mike Brown was our private guide for the day. He was the best guide we've ever had. His love of South Africa was contagious. We enjoyed learning about all the areas we traveled through and visited. On our
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Mike B, Owner at Penguins At Boulders Beach, Simonstown from Cape Town
Responded 19 Nov 2019
Thanks so much Haylee, I really enjoyed the day with you and Steven, and hope to see you back here soon. Best regards
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Matt H wrote a review Oct 2019
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My wife and I had a great time on our Simonstown/Boulders Beach tour with Mike. Mike is incredibly accommodating and is very knowledgeable regarding the area. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Mike B, Owner at Penguins At Boulders Beach, Simonstown from Cape Town
Responded 12 Oct 2019
Thanks Matt, I really showing you and Grace to a small part of our city.
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