CapeTownMagazine.com

Swim with African Penguins

For Moments of Joy. Follow our social channels
for useful news, daily local champions
 
+27(0)72 350 2062
Ideas Cartel, The Old Foundry, 1 Sand Hill Road, Green Point
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
excitement@capetownmagazine.com
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Swim with African Penguins

Everybody drives to Boulders Beach to see the penguins. Why?

Apart from diving with Great White Sharks, snorkeling with seals and riding an ostrich, you can make your stay in South Africa unforgettable by having a swim with the penguins of Boulders Beach in Simon's Town. The African Penguin - Jackass Sphensicus demersus - are so called for the donkey-like braying sounds they make when on land. Simon’s Town is one of only 28 world sites where penguins are found.

The colony at Boulders Beach was started by the penguins themselves and has increased from a few individuals to a colony of over 1000 penguins.

This is in large part due to the efforts of Van, the Penguin Man, Mr. van der Merwe who is a retired naval officer and is single-minded in his care-taking and protection.

So arrive early on any summers day, find yourself the perfect picnic spot, relax with a good book while the children build sandcastles. 

You'll spend the day dodging these distinctive black and white African penguins strolling along the sand and you could possibly even catch a wave with one of the Boulders' most famous residents.

For your monthly update on what’s happening in and around Cape Town, be sure to subscribe to our ever popular Editor’s Picks Newsletter.

Cape Town Events Calendar
December 2022
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Fairtrade giveawayTake a quiz, win coffee + tea for a ...

Life isn’t fair. But you can be (and win). It takes 2 minutes

Drumstruck performersDrumstruck at Silvermist! African drum ...

Drumstruck is back from Broadway and playing for a limited run in Cape Town

Promenade MondaysPromenade Mondays – where all things ...

It’s a kick ass way to start your week + make new friends

Elvis BrewElvis Blue’s “lekka” padstal on ...

Elvis Brew in George has the closest viewing deck for large aircraft in SA

de-tol-tea-wine-pairingPinkies up for these quirky tea ...

Pair tea with gin, nougat, chocolate truffles + kids’ tea tasting and roosterkoek

Taj Jiva SpaJiva Spa Special: 3 massages x 30 mins ...

Select 3 treatments from 7 options, from head massage to deluxe pedicure

Bombay BrasserieBombay Brasserie offers sumptuous ...

Taste 7 unique dishes (+ a surprise) at Taj Cape Town’s signature eatery

Breathwork Africa foundation3+ ways to get your breath back and ...

Classes, courses, retreats on conscious breathing run by the trainers leading the global ...

The Blue Room interiorLive jazz at The Blue Room

Dine, drink cocktails while top local muzos jam at this moody new bar

Taj kids bedHere’s an unbeatable deal: Kids stay ...

You’ll get 2 interleading rooms, 1 harbour + canal cruise and royal treatment

White Shark Cage Diving - BoatSpectacular rates on shark-cage diving ...

Where conservation meets adventure. FREE Buff + ask for current CapeTownMag specials

Ficks CocktailsFicks: the best sundowner pinchos bar ...

Pair wine, cocktails and mocktails with pinchos and a spectacular sea view

Canto Wines champagne + macarons tasting3 unusual pairings at this Durbanville ...

From MCC to tonic tastings: there’s something at Canto for the whole family

GiveawaysTravel Tips