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"Boulder beach penguins" South Africa Things to Do Tip by mad4travel

South Africa Things to Do: 726 reviews and 1,118 photos

  Not the groovy pink eyeshadow!
by mad4travel

Now here is a bundle of cuteness!

Situated at Simon's Town , Boulders Penguin Colony is part of the Cape Peninsula National Park.

Almost 3000 African (jackass) penguins, (so called because their call resembles the bray of a donkey) reign supreme amidst rounded rocks and fish-filled False Bay. These endangered, flightless birds are free to roam the seas and return to their private haven - Foxy Beach at Boulders.

Although set in the midst of residential area, it is one of the few sites where this fascinating bird can be observed at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment. Newly constructed boardwalks take visitors to within a few metres of the birds. Visitors can observe the penguins closely on the beach and even swim in the sea with them, fun for all ages.

In the evening the penguins come back from their fishing expeditions & waddle up the beach to go to their nests under the bushes. They are so comfortable with humans, that they generally will walk right up to visitors. you could sit and watch them for hours, they are so cute and funny!


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  • Written Jan 1, 2007
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