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Meet the Boulders Beach Penguins

10 of the Best Things to Do in Cape Town for Under $10

Jessica Macdonald


Kleintuin Rd, Simon's Town, Cape Town, 7995, South Africa


+27 21 786 2329

Boulders Beach is located just outside Simon’s Town, another of the city’s picture-perfect coastal villages. It is home to a rare land-based African penguin colony, and provides a unique opportunity to see these lovable little birds up close. Now highly endangered, African penguins are endemic to Southern Africa and are well-adapted to life north of the Antarctic Circle. After paying a small conservation fee, the Boulders Beach walkway leads you through the colony, allowing you to see the penguins on their nests without disturbing their daily routine. From a viewing platform overlooking the beach, you can watch them swimming, fishing, mating and playing.

Cost: ZAR 70 per adult/ ZAR 35 per child