These rocks are named after the rounded boulders which shelter a beautiful swimming beach from the mischievous south-easterly ... More
These rocks are named after the rounded boulders which shelter a beautiful swimming beach from the mischievous south-easterly winds. A part of Table Mountain National Park, Boulders Beach gives a unique opportunity to swim with Jackass (African) penguins. Find the main penguin colony at Foxy Beach next to the swimming beach where there is an attractive boardwalk. The friendly park staff will be happy to answer any questions. Although these penguins are among the most human-tolerant in the world, they can inflict a severe bite if their space is invaded, or they feel threatened. It is smart to maintain a safe distance of at least a meter from the birds. Visitors can also see a variety of other birds at Boulders. These include the African Black Oyster-catcher and the Crowned Cormorant plus numerous species of smaller birds.
We hired a private tour guide to take us to this beach, this place reminded me of Malibu, California. Except this beach is much cleaner and next thing we knew, there are bunch of cute penquins just few feet looking up. If you visit Cape town, you must visit this little beach. Unless you drive on the left side of the road, consider hiring a private tour guide. It will be worth your time.
Boulders beach is absolutely amazing ! Boulders is inhabited with African penguins who breed on this beach (the breeding area is closed to the public ) there is so much to explore and there are enormous boulders to climb . The water is crystal clear and as you swim or snorkel a penguin might just swim past you or with you ! There are many coves which are split up by the huge boulders and are like a little paradise .These penguins are the most adorable penguins ever. They waddle around just a couple feet from you !! A stunning little beach
When I first visited Boulders it all had been still in a natural state. By now it has become an official National Park and as such one has to pay an entrance fee to get to the beach. It is however worth the experience. Not only will you see the jackass penguin colony but also one of the most beautiful beaches there is.
The big granite rocks give shelter and interesting discoveries of one little cove after another. Excellent swimming and snorkelling in a number of protected bays.
Parking and restaurant nearby.
As always I dislike the high entrance fees but as most of it goes into conservation it isn't that bitter to pay it.
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