Boulders Beach is a lovely white sandy beach with large smooth granite boulders gently scattered throughout and at each end of the bay. Although the beach itself is beautiful it is made ‘famous’ by the vulnerable penguin that resides in this protected natural environment. A trip to South Africa would not be complete without seeing these remarkable creatures.
Boulders Beach or Boulders Bay, the popular tourist spot on South Africa’s Cape Peninsular, is only a 50 minute drive from the capital, Cape Town. Walk on the Boardwalks from Foxy Beach to get within meters of the cute and entertaining but also endangered “jackass” African Penguins. A bird lovers and photographers dream to get so close to their breeding and nesting sites.
Selfie sticks are banned at Boulders beach, (heehee!), it is a place where you can witness the remarkable beauty of South Africa’s nature and surrounds. Clear waters, ancient granite boulders, white sandy beaches and smartly attired African Penguins clamber over boulders and waddle into the water make for spectacular memories and photos. While on a South Africa Safari or a day tour from Cape Town, a visit to the penguin colony should definitely be included.
The African Penguin was nicknamed the ‘Jackass penguin’ due to the donkey-like call/bray. With black beaks and black feet, white chests and pink patches above the eyes they make a striking photo. Boulders Beach, near Simon Town, South Africa is home to approx. 2000 penguins.