Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Simon's Town

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Meet African penguins at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, a series of sandy coves separated by granite rocks. Part of Table Mountain National Park, the beach has had an influx of visitors since 1982, when the colony of penguins was formed. Hanging out on the picturesque beach, you can observe the charming animals at close range or snap a few memorable photos. If you come on a warm day, try swimming alongside the penguins, but resist the urge to reach out and touch them--though not considered dangerous, these animals are wild and could become agitate if you invade their privacy. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and many more Cape Town attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cape Town tour planner.
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  • Great place to watch the endangered penguins and learn a little more about them and the conservation efforts to protect these charismatic little birds. This is an absolute must visit for anyone...  more »
  • A must visit place i would say, I urge and hope you respect the distance from the penguins. I would like to warm that these are small sized penguines famously knows as Jack Ass penguins cause of the.....  more »
  • We walked along a boardwalk to get to the penguins, there were little stalls selling souvenirs. It was so eye-opening to see so many penguins, the beach was very clean for them. Well worth the trip...  more »

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