Boulders African Penguin Colony

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There's something incredibly endearing about these creatures. Maybe it's their unrefined singing voices that resemble those of braying jackasses (hence the name) or the fact that their useless wings have left them landbound after millions of years of evolution. Whatever the reason, a meander along the winding boardwalk running through the African penguin colony's breeding ground is a joy. Watch as they waddle about, wade in the choppy water and play peekaboo from their twiggy burrows. For a mere R5 extra, you can spy on slippery sea life or beach babes through the binoculars dotting the walkway.


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Boulders African Penguin Colony details

Address
Kleintuin Road,
Simon's Town,
parking area in Seaforth Road

Area Cape Town

Telephone 21 786 2329

Boulders African Penguin Colony website

Open Oct, Nov 8am-6.30pm daily. Dec, Jan 7am-7.30pm daily. Feb, Mar 8am-5.30pm daily. Apr-Sept 8am-5pm daily.

Admission R30; R10 under-12s.

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By Salim Ramli - Nov 28 2010

Visited this penguin colony on 24th Nov. Well laid out, easy access, and got to see lots of penguins. Never saw so many penguins in my life! At this time, very windy and cold. Come prepared!

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By Geraldine Hill - Oct 14 2010

Wonderful indeed... but you haven't mentioned the smell!!

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