"Be Monogamous Like African Penguins!" Penguins - Boulders Beach Tip by jumpingnorman

Penguins - Boulders Beach, Cape Town: 74 reviews and 166 photos

  Monogamous penguins at Boulders, South Africa
by jumpingnorman
 
  • Monogamous penguins at Boulders, South Africa - Cape Town
      Monogamous penguins at Boulders, South Africa
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  • Penguins at Boulders, South Africa - Cape Town
      Penguins at Boulders, South Africa
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  • Penguins at Boulders, South Africa - Cape Town
      Penguins at Boulders, South Africa
    by jumpingnorman
  • Penguins at Boulders, South Africa - Cape Town
      Penguins at Boulders, South Africa
    by jumpingnorman
  • Penguins at Boulders, South Africa - Cape Town
      Penguins at Boulders, South Africa
    by jumpingnorman
 

As part of the bus tour which I took, they brought us to this African Penguin Sanctuary, just a few minutes from the center of Simons Town (just before we arrived at Cape Point).

The place is called Boulders because of the large granite stones that form the sheltered bays where the penguins swim. We entered a little building which had access to a raised boardwalk over the Foxy Beach and our guide pointed out that these penguins were MONOGAMOUS and were nesting at the time we visited (February).

Some tourists just stay on one part of the boardwalk, but try to go to the other side for a better view and also a view of the tourists themselves as the penguins see them. The place also has a nice gift shop and I bought a nice pair of penguin shirts for the twins!

Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 786 2329
Website: http://www.sanparks.org/parks/table_mountain/tourism/attractions.php#boulders

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  • Updated Feb 1, 2009
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