Boulders Beach, Cape Town

From the elite beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay to the kite-boarding beach of Bloubergstand, Cape Town definitely has no shortage of world-class beaches. One beach that boldly stands out from the rest is Boulders Beach, located in Simon’s Town and home to an estimated 2000 - 3000 particularly well-dressed inhabitants, the African Penguins.

The only beach on the continent where visitors have direct interaction with the African Penguin, whilst sunbathing and enjoying the wind sheltered cove.

In addition to the penguin sightings, Boulders Beach makes for a great swimming beach for families due to the large boulders that shelter the area from the big waves and wind. The beach falls under the Table Mountain National Park and therefore requires a minimal conservation fee to enter, however this fee is money well spent and ensures that the beach is well looked after for its visitors and residents alike.

A memorable experience worth a spot on your Cape Town to-do list.

Tip: Bring along a pair of goggles and snorkel to spot the penguins swimming along side you.