Cape Penguins

Location: Boulders Beach, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

Boulders Beach, just south of Simon’s Town on the Cape Peninsula, is home to a colony of African Penguins. They come here to breed, moult, and generally chill out. It is a protected area where this threatened species has been given a chance to increase its numbers. The penguins are not worried about people who swim and sunbathe on one part of the beach. They sit on the rocks and with rather bemused expressions watch this strange species sharing their space. Elsewhere, access to them is from a boardwalk onto their own beach where they take a dip, smooch, pass the time of day or show off the latest in penguin fashions.