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Stony Point Penguin Colony, Betty's Bay

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Stony Point Penguin Colony offers a glimpse into the everyday life of an endearing flightless bird. Once a station for harvesting and processing whale meat, this reserve now represents a haven for different animal species, including cormorants, hyraxes, and lizards. Should you need to rest, one of the nearby cafes will treat you to a quick snack and a refreshing drink. Use our Betty's Bay online holiday planner to visit Stony Point Penguin Colony on your trip to Betty's Bay, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Outstanding! What an exciting, glorious place this is. Highly recommend visiting. An excellent boardwalk from which you have wonderful views of penguins and cormorants and rock hyrax. Only 25 rand....  more
    Outstanding! What an exciting, glorious place this is. Highly recommend visiting. An excellent boardwalk from which you have wonderful views of penguins and cormorants and rock hyrax. Only 25 rand....  more »
  • If we are in Cape Town we make sure we visit the penguins at Stony Point as they never disappoint. We haven’t been for a few years and were looking forward to checking in with the residents when we... 
    If we are in Cape Town we make sure we visit the penguins at Stony Point as they never disappoint. We haven’t been for a few years and were looking forward to checking in with the residents when we...  more »
  • Lovely and informative shoreline walk, where you can see nesting penguins, natural dens as well as manufactured dens. The penguins seem to choose whichever they prefer. The stony shoreline is also... 
    Lovely and informative shoreline walk, where you can see nesting penguins, natural dens as well as manufactured dens. The penguins seem to choose whichever they prefer. The stony shoreline is also...  more »
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  • Awesome place! The Penguins are really cute and funny and there’s many of them. You can really enjoy it without paying but if you want to see a little bit more it costs 25R pp. would really recommend to visit and see all those cute funny fellas.
  • Lots of penguins to see. Love the little beaches you can discover. A definate must stop and can easily make a day of it. Not too far from Capetown for just a day out.
  • Amazing experience! We were there in January, when we could observe the penguins on their nests, or the already hatched youngs with their parents. We also saw dassies, girdled lizards and different species of cormorants. The wooden walkway leads you through the colony, providing excellent opportunities for photographs. You get a very close view of the animals while still respecting them and their habitat.
  • This is worth a visit if you are in the area. Entrance fee is cheap and it goes towards a good cause to protects these amazing animals. There are lots of penguins. If you're lucky you can also spot some chicks in the nests. Every time I've been here, the breeze from the ocean was quite cold, so take a jacket or something for the wind.
  • Stunning place to visit ... we arrived at 4pm so it was very quiet. Penguins everywhere! Well worth a visit.

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