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Swim with Penguins African Penguins need to eat too! Boulders Beach is probably the most beautiful beach in the world where you can swim with penguins hunting for their food.  Situated just footsteps from the lodge, is Boulders Coastal Park, home of the African Jackass Penguins.
Surrounded by nature The playground of the Beautiful South, stretching towards CapePoint.   Boulders Beach is at the far left, near Whale Rock, which is the white dot in the ocean. Historic Simonstown is in the centre.
Boulders Beach Restaurant From humble beginnings, and after a period of being one of Simon's Town's best kept secrets, Boulders Beach Restaurant has grown to be recognised as one of the top restaurants in the area. Our menu

Boulders Beach Simonstown

Boulders Beach Lodge | guesthouse accommodation



In our quiet cove, it's not just the penguins who feel at home.

Located en route to Cape Point, and just outside Simons Town, Boulders Beach Lodge offers accommodation based around the simple concept of "comfort".

Our twelve roomed hotel is nestled into Boulders Beach at the entrance to the famous Simons Town penguin colony. Forming part of the Table Mountain National Park, this is one of the few sites where the vulnerable African Penguin can be observed at close range, and is considered one of Cape Town's top 10 attractions.

Here the penguins are plentiful and have adapted to a co-existance with humans, enabling visitors to observe them in their natural environment. Penguins can even be found walking around the lodge and restaurant at times!


(Due to our situation in a quiet area surrounded by the sounds of nature, we do not offer televisions in our rooms.)

Boulders Courtyard

Each of our 7 Courtyard en suite rooms comprises a blend of unique character, rustic flair and finishes. Penguins can sometimes be found among the plants during nesting season.

Upper Deck

3 rooms.

Family Suites

Our 2 family suites consisting of two bedrooms (one double and one twin room), a family bathroom, an open plan lounge area and equipped kitchenette, are ideal for traveling families providing a simple, yet refreshing atmosphere.


Valid March 2015 until end September 2015.  Click for Terms and Conditions

Courtyard Twins R550.00 per person sharing, single supplement R650.00

Courtyard Doubles R750.00 per person sharing, single supplement R850.00 

Upper Deck Doubles R650.00 per person sharing, single supplement R750.00

Self Catering Family Suite R2 200.00 per unit per night.

1 x double bed, 3 x single /bunks, basic self catering.

Child Supplement (12yrs and under ) R225.00

(NOTE: Rates may be subject to change - book now!)


To get to Boulders Beach Lodge from the Airport:

Exit the airport following signs for N2 Cape Town. The freeway splits and follow the signs for M3 (direction Muizenberg) so you are headed southbound and not north to the city centre.
Continue along the M3 until the end of the freeway and turn left at the traffic lights.
At the next set of lights, turn right in the direction of Muizenberg on the M4.
Follow the coastal road, through Muizenberg until you reach Fish Hoek.
At the traffic circle in Fish Hoek, keep to your left and follow the directional signs to Simon’s Town.
Pass through central Simon’s Town and approximately 1.5km out of town; turn left into Bellevue Road (there is a golf course landmark on the corner!)
Take the second road left into Boulders Place.
Boulders Beach Lodge is the large yellow building with the blue roof and giant palm tree.

To get to Boulders Beach Lodge from Cape Town City:

Follow directional signage to De Waal drive and the M3 southbound (direction Muizenberg)
If you are near the V & A Waterfront, get onto the freeway towards the N1 Paarl but KEEP RIGHT, following signage to M3 Muizenberg as the freeway forks.
Continue as above.

penguinRest and relaxation is indulgent but necessary in today’s fast paced world. We encourage a change of pace to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, surrounded by nature in the company of friends....
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There are no trains from Cape Town International Airport but if you are in the city centre the main Cape Town Railway Station is on Adderley Street (021 – 449 2991). Trains are operated by Metrorail (TEL: 0 800 656 463; Simon’s Town is at the end of one of the lines and it is a beautiful journey along the False Bay coastline. On arrival in Simon’s Town call Rikkis Taxis on 021 – 786 2136

On arrival you will discover that Simon’s Town ( and the surrounding region has lots to offer and to do. We suggest you visit the Cape Point Route website ( which has loads MORE information on the artistic, doing, living, green heart of Cape Town.