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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  • My tour included getting to see the penguins. What a highlight to the trip! The colony is quite active and you could see many penguins from the board walked area. There were lots of babies around and ...  more »
  • As a biologist I enjoyed having gone to see the African penguins up close. I found it a little expensive but it's understandable that you have to charge a fee for the reservation.
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