The Penguin Beach in Cape Town

DSC_1357Where: South Africa: Cape Town: Boulders Beach

When: In the summer time if you actually want to swim in the ocean. If you just want to have a look at the penguins then anytime. Beach opens between 07:00 and 08:00 in the morning and closes between 17:00-19:30 (Long opening times in summer (Dec-March) short ones in winter)

DSC_1372    DSC_1373Price: Since the beach belongs to the Table Mountain National Park, there is an entrance fee of 60R (adults, around 4,60 Euro, 5,20 USD), 30R (children under 12).

DSC_1324Do: Stay away from the Penguins. Well you can get pretty close, but they are definitely not loving cuddling animals and they will let you know. If you go towards a penguin and it starts to look at you and bend its head from side to side… It’s a definite sign to back off. Especially if they have a nest close by they won’t like it. Walk around keep a respectful distance to the animals and they won’t care about you. Or lie down in the sun and watch them.

DSC_1364My tip: If you have a wetsuit use it. The water is freezing cold and you won’t be able to have a long swim without (unless you are very brave). So if you want to do some snorkelling and watch the penguins under water wear it to protect you from the cold.

DSC_1358Find out were you can have food or drinks in Cape Town or wine tasting in the area.

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