Boulders Beach reopens to the public
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Boulders Beach re-opens to the public

Boulders Beach has finally re-opened to the public during Alert Level 1 Lockdown and we couldn’t be more thrilled! In a recent statement released by SANParks it was announced that Boulders Beach would re-open to the public on the 24th of September 2020 with stringent COVID-19 regulations and safety measures in place.

**Disclaimer: This article was last updated on 29/09/2020 and is thus subject to change as per COVID-19 Lockdown regulations and protocols.

Boulders Beach reopens to the public


The following protocols have been put in place:

  • Rangers will be positioned at entry points to check that all visitors are compliant with COVID-19 regulations stipulated by the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC).
  • Entry times at Boulders Beach will be 08h00 am – 16h00 pm.
  • The curio shop will be open to visitors during the above times.
  • All visitors to Boulders Beach will be screened and temperature checked upon entry. Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times – No mask – no entry!
  • Limitations for the boardwalks are 45 people at any given time with a maximum capacity of 45 people on the beach.
  • Visitors are requested to respect the African Penguins and their habitat and to remain on the boardwalk at all times.
  • All visitors to Boulders Beach are required to adhere to social distancing guidelines of at least 1.5m at all times.


  • Boulders Beach is a safe beach with rangers on patrol every day.
  • There is limited parking available. It is important to arrive early, especially during Cape Town’s peak Summer months.
  • Alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited.
  • Beach space on Boulders Beach varies and is highly dependent on the tides. Make sure to come at low tide if you’re looking to secure a prime spot on the beach.
  • Boulders Beach is closed to all vessels, including canoes and kayaks.
  • Boulders Beach falls within a No-take Zone in the Marine Protected Area of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). This means no marine life may be removed under any circumstances.
  • Boulders Beach is one of Table Mountain National Park’s pay points where a daily conservation fee is payable to gain access.


Conservation Fees for 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID):R40 per adult per day
R20 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport):R80 per adult per day
R40 per child, per day
Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors):R160 per adult per day
R80 per child, per day
Credit: South African National Parks (SANParks)

Check out our ultimate guide to Boulders Beach blog for everything you need to know about Boulders Beach and its charismatic colony of African Penguins. For all the latest updates and need to know information, visit the official SANParks website.

  • Location: Kleintuin Road, Simon’s Town, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 786 2329