Stony Point Penguin Colony, Betty's Bay

4.8
#1 of 38 in Parks in Overberg District
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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  • Although further from Cape Town it is well worth the visit. Less humans and more penguins, that can’t be a bad thing.  more »
  • We have been to lots of penguin viewing places in South Africa and think this one tops the lot in terms of sheer numbers of African penguins, the ease of seeing them from the well-designed boardwalk a...  more »
  • Hundreds of penguins with a breath taking view on Betty's bay! The local restaurant is also very nice and cheap!  more »
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  • Beautiful spot to observe penguin mating area. Lots of penguins up close with very few tourists.
  • Nice place to watch penguins. In our opinion it is nicer than boulders beach because there are not so many people and more penguins.
  • We were here already once and few years earlier. Even though on Boulders Beach. This place is less crowded, easily accessible and cheap. Now enjoying the results on our last day in South Africa on the way to Cape Town. Please note that you may stay up to 16.00 to 16.30 in really close. It is therefore useful to be here no later than 15.00 of this fun teenagers to enjoy in their natural habitat.
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