Boulders Penguin Colony, South Africa (with Map & Photos)

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony is a protected beach, located on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa, near Simon and is part of the Table Mountain National Park.

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony South Africa
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony South Africa

In 1982, from a pair of penguins, a colony was created that today numbers about 3000 individuals; to living in a protected environment no shortage of the sardines and anchovies that are part of their diet.

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony South Africa
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony South Africa

This reserve is known all over the world for its colony of African penguins, a couple of which chose these places in 1982. Now there are many more of them. While waiting, we make long-awaited purchases: I - an ostrich egg, covered with carvings on a stand, and Tanya.

By the way, the souvenir market here is represented by a wide variety of good quality souvenirs.

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony South Africa
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony South Africa

When a theatrical action with dances-dances begins to unfold near the market, we leave the market and go towards the ocean.

It turned out that penguin colonies in South Africa existed even before the arrival of the white man on these lands. This is a confirmation that the cold Antarctic Bengal Current runs through the entire coast of the Western Cape and is an ideal habitat for these birds. It is the only species of 17 living in South Africa - the Jackass Penguin or African Black Footed Penguins. The most easily accessible bird colony is found on Boulders Beach, a small naval port town. The beach is protected by the state, but you can see birds at any time of the day. Penguins are free to move, often crawl out of the fenced area. We learn that there are beaches where you can sunbathe, swim next to the penguins and get acquainted with the life of these small animals.

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony South Africa
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony South Africa

True, penguins tend to steer clear of human activity in Boulders, but Foxy Beach has far more opportunities for human-bird interaction than their offshore island cousins.

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony Map