Boulder's Penguin Colony | Attraction
Boulder's Penguin Colony
021 786 2329
Open times: Winter: April - September
08:00 - 17:00
Summer: December - January
07:00 - 19:30
February - March
08:00 - 18:30
October - November
08:00 - 18:30
Cost : R35.00
Just around the corner from the seaside village of Simons Town turn left off main road to Boulders Visitor Centre to visit the famous colony of African Penguins, so called for their hilarious braying call.
This is a truly special experience and Table Mountain National Park staff is knowledgeable and offer guided tours.
After you have fallen in love with the penguins head to the secluded Boulders Beach and take a swim in the comparatively warm waters of the False Bay.
This beach is ideal for kids as immense boulders shelter the cove from currents, wind and large waves - but please always take care. Also, don't touch or feed the penguins.
They might 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.
Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin.
Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and there is also a new information centre.
Children will love the penguins and their antics and Boulders Beach is also worth a stop for safe and enjoyable swimming.