Penguins live almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere, but yes, you will also find them in South Africa, in the seaside village Simon’s Town in False Bay between Fish Hoek and Cape Point – an easy hour‘s drive from Cape Town. Welcome to Boulders (also commonly known as Boulders Bay), it’s a popular tourist stop because of a colony of African Penguins which settled there in 1982 and the magnificent wind sheltered, safe beaches. Here, you can spot the African Penguin, also widely known as the ‘Jackass Penguin‘ for its donkey-like bray.
From just two breeding pairs in 1982, the penguin colony grew about
3000 percent but since 2005 this number has dropped to about 2122
penguins which are spread along the coast. Seasons play an important
role in terms of how many penguins you see, what they are doing and what
they look like. Get close to the breeding colony of penguins, swim with
them in the sea and enjoy their private sandy beach.