Boulders Beach just outside Simonstown in Cape Town is a unique beach in that you share the crystal clear waters and beautifully white sand with Jackass or African Penguins. Endemic to these regions and considered an endangered species, it is common to give right of way to these charming creatures when crossing the sands.
Visitors are encouraged to explore the dunes and the Penguin colony on the boardwalks specifically laid out so as not to disturb the birds and their â€œnestsâ€ which are basically little holes dug in the sand to protect their eggs from the sun. Penguin chicks can be seen at Boulders Beach from March to May, while the young stay with their parents for up to a few months gaining strength for the swim out to sea.
A small entrance fee to the beach ensures that these land based Penguins will still be here for us to enjoy for generations to come at Boulders Beach in Simonstown, Cape Town.
Whale season is July - October
20 Bennett Close, Cairnside, Simons Town, 7975
Tel: 021 786 5552
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