Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Simon's Town

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • Such a heartwarming close encounter(on a raised walkway) to view our African Penguins in their natural environment. Pathways are save, well kept. Short walk from the parking lot. Good value for...  more »
  • Family friendly outing to experience the African penguins in their natural habitat. Allowing for close encounters from the elevated walkway. Short walk from the parking lot, for young and old...  more »
  • It was good to see that our wildlife are being protected. Facilities are well maintained and it is a very short walk to see a huge colony of penguins.  more »

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