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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  • I always wanted to see the Penguin Colony and was quite impressed with it. There is a nice “boardwalk” to keep humans out of the penguins habitat. We went in March and many of the penguins were...  more »
  • You just don’t expect to see penguins in Africa. Lions, zebras, rhinos etc but not penguins. The beach just a few minutes outside of Simonstown is clearly marked, has a large car park and is well...  more »
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