Boulders Beach in South Africa's Cape Town offers a rare chance to get up close to a breeding colony of penguins. These flightless birds have been visiting Boulders Beach since 1983 when the colony was established. This endangered species now benefits from protected breeding grounds and visitors are asked not to disturb them.
Visitors to Cape Town hoping to see these beautiful birds can easily reach this scenic beach from a hotel near Table Mountain
. The Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore is only 45 minutes from the penguins. The hotel is located on the city's main thoroughfare, the Foreshore, perfect for business and leisure activities.
Activities at Boulders Beach
Boulders Beach, or Boulders Bay, as it is also known is a family friendly sheltered beach on the Cape Peninsula. Oversized granite boulders create inlets of calm translucent waters, perfect for penguins and people to splash about in. As well as wildlife watching, there are boat trips, kayaking and tour guides available in the area. But the penguins nest from February to August and visitors who arrive with the baby penguins may not want to do anything but spend time near these cute critters.
Accommodation near Boulders Beach
Boulders Beach is located on the Cape Peninsula south of the main city area. Visitors hoping to spend time exploring the whole area including Hout Bay
will be ideally placed at the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore. The hotel has 120 modern, comfortable rooms to choose from, and all standard rooms have a panoramic view of Table Mountain.