African Penguin Colony
African Penguin Colony (Boulder’s Beach, Cape Town) — Boulders Penguin Colony in Simons Town is home to a unique and endangered land-based colony of African Penguins. Administered by South African National Parks )which is also responsible for Table Mountain National Park), this colony is one of only a few in the world, and the site has become famous and a popular international tourist destination.
The Boulders section of TMNP (Table Mountain National Park) consists of 3 pristine beaches, 1 penguin viewing area and 3 boardwalks. The boardwalks were built as a measure to allow for viewing of these wonderful birds, whilst keeping them safe from poking fingers, so please be sure to stay on the boardwalks at all times within the viewing area.
This beach is ideal for children as immense boulders shelter the cove from currents, wind and large waves – but please always take care. Don’t touch or feed the penguins – they may look cute and cuddly but their beaks are as sharp as razors and if they feel threatened they have no qualms about nipping the odd finger or nose. For information on visiting this site, call the Boulders Visitor Centre: +27(0) 21 786 2329.