Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Simon's Town

4.3
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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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  • The National Park team have done an excellent job here of allowing close viewing of this African Penguin colony without compromising the well-being of the penguins. A series of short boardwalks...  more »
  • We spent just under an hour here and that was enough although those with children might want to spend longer. It was great to watch the little fellas doing what they do although, during our visit it.....  more »

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