Boulders Beach Holidays - Beautiful Self Catering Holiday Homes

Come Swim With The Penguins

Welcome to Boulders Beach Holidays - Beautiful Self Catering Holiday Homes along the coastline

Watch the penguins jumping off the rocks in serried ranks as they set out for the open sea, swim with them in the early morning. Listen to the eerie boom of the southern right whales spouting water beyond the boulders in the deep of the night; see them from the terrace as you sip your morning tea.

Nestled beneath the Simonsberg with the whole of False Bay and the Hottentots Holland Mountains spread out before you.  Boulders Beach is a sandy cove with its monumental boulders is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Cape and one of the few protected from the notorious South Easter wind and the great white sharks.

Boulders is a nature-lover's dream. The Willis Walkway is home, in addition to hundreds of Penguins, South Africa's brilliantly coloured sunbirds, long-tailed sugar birds, guinea fowl, hoopoes, dassies (rock hyrax) and, (in a blue moon), a family of baboons. Walk up the mountain behind the house to join the Cape's spectacular hiking trails. Cycle out of the front gate and you'll be on South Africa's famous Argus Race cycling route. Sea-kayaking is there for the taking, And the bright lights of Cape Town - its bars and nightclubs, theatres and concert halls - are a spectacular coastal drive up the road.

Boulders in Simons Town is well positioned to cater to the most diverse holiday needs of any family or group of friends:

  • Enjoy the architecture of Simon's Town – a most beautifully preserved Victorian town
  • Browse its art shops and boutiques
  • Eat out at the Salty Sea Dog, the Black Marlin, Boulders Restaurant, or one of the many other famous restaurants in the area (in summer there is an amazing night market at the Noordhoek Vineyards – a short  minute drive away)
  • Slip down the path for an early morning swim on Boulders Beach with the penguins or walk along to Windmill Beach, Foxy Beach or Water’s Edge
  • Join the tourists watching the penguins bringing up their families from the board walk
  • Take up golf at the Simon's Town Golf Course, a short walk up the road
  • Take the boat from the harbour for whale watching and Seal Island, and you're likely to see the great white sharks of False Bay
  • Body board and surf at Glencairn or Muizenberg
  • Take the train or the car to Cape Town and enjoy 45 minutes of the world’s most spectacular coastline
  • Learn about South Africa's complex history at the Simon's Town museum
  • Take a walk up the Simonsberg into South Africa great floral kingdom
  • Cycle for breakfast in the Cape Point Nature Reserve through herds of zebra, ostrich, bontebok, baboons; stand on the spot Africa where looks out to the Antarctic…
  • Go sea-kayaking
  • Go to the theatre, a concert, a night-club in Cape Town. Take the cable-car to the top of Table Mountain...

There is much much more.... but you would be forgiven for not leaving the home on Boulders that you choose (or your bucket and spade on Boulder's Beach).