The feathery residents of Boulders Beach have been attracting visitors from around the world, for decade. And it is no wonder why. Penguins in Africa sounds like it should be a hoax.
The journey before the destination
We drive along the coast towards Simon’s Town, the scenery is spectacular and the sense of wonder fills the air as we pass by. Our destination is about an hours’ drive, with a stop in Kalk Bay to stretch those legs. Our tour drivers prefer the oceanic view, as this is the best route for a coastal experience.
We have arrived!
We arrive at the beach and the excitement fills the air. Follow the boardwalk through the shrubby vegetation and see who will spot the first penguin of the day. Expect to see these amazing animals up close and personal. The African penguin was initially named the Jackass penguin. It got this name because of its call. It’s a lovely loud sound that closely resembles a donkey braying. Please note that you should not touch or irritate the penguins, as their beaks are sharp and they are still wild animals.
The beach itself is secluded and hosts visitors from all over the world. The beach has calm waters and is known as an excellent spot to cool down when the South African summer sun shines onto your skin. Please make sure your sunscreen is packed, your skin is delicate and should be protected from the sun rays. Even South Africans can still walk away from a day at the beach with sun burn or sun stroke. Cloudy days can be especially dangerous for sun stroke, so please lather up no matter what the weather looks like.
Just before we go
Take in your fill of time with the penguins. These quirky animals may be slow on the beach, but they sure can propel through the water at quite a speed. We can’t leave without taking a final look at the beautiful town of Simons’ Town. Warren knows the best places to grab lunch where you will be delighted with a spectacular view and amazing food.
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