This half day fun-filled tour will bring you to see the penguins in Cape Town South Africa at the Penguin Sanctuary in Simonstown. Boulders beach in Simon’s Town is home to the African Penguin colony, also known as the jackass penguins because their loud cry sounds just like a donkey’s bray.

Before setting out to see the Boulders Beach penguins, the tour starts from Cape Town city with a picturesque drive along the beautiful Atlantic Sea Board, stretching from the popular V&A Waterfront in the bay beneath Table Mountain, all the way along the Cape Peninsula to Hout Bay. We’ll pass the trendy promenades of Camps Bay and the beautiful beaches of Clifton and Llandudno, playground of the rich and famous.

As a furry preview to the penguins, we will make a seal stop in Hout Bay, where you may like to take a ferry to Duiker Island to see a large colony of thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural environment. Duiker Island is also known as Seal Island. Hout Bay is also home to surfers’ paradise Dungeons Reef, where the annual Red Bull Big Wave surfing competition is held in winter. We’ll catch the penguins on the flip side of the Hout bay breakers and their big wave riders.


Finally we make our way to Simon’s Town for some African penguin viewing. At Boulder’s beach, you can take your time to observe the penguins behaviour, with good views from the walkway above their coves and nesting sites, with the birds free in their natural environment. One pair of African Penguins settled in Boulders Beach in 1983 and since then the penguin colony has grown rapidly. Study their fascinating habits up close and guess what, if you are brave enough to take the chilly plunge, then Boulders Beach South Africa is the only place in the world where you can swim with the penguins!

Want to see the penguins in Cape Town? Contact us to book yourself on this tour.  Were you hoping for a whole day outing, with the Simon’s Town penguin santuary included? Then check out the full day Cape Point Tour.

Cost: Half Day Tour price is R790pp, minumum 2 people.

Seal Island ferry ticket is for your own account.


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