Where Is Penguin Beach In Cape Town South Africa

What is a Penguin Beach?

Penguin Beach is a breeding facility for colonies of Humboldt penguins with a special penguin nursery, including a chick incubation unit and a pool where youngsters can learn how to swim.

Where Is Penguin Beach In Cape Town South Africa?

Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located on the Cape Peninsula, in Simon’s Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is also commonly known as Boulders Bay.

It is a popular tourist spot because of a colony of African penguins that settled there in 1982. Boulders Beach forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.

How far are the penguins from Cape Town?

Boulders Beach is the most popular place to see penguins in Cape Town, but you can also head to Betty’s Bay to see them at the Stony Point Nature Reserve.

It’s 88 kilometers (56 miles) from Cape Town to the reserve, and it’s home to the third-largest African penguin colony in the world.

How much does it cost to see the penguins in Cape Town?


Adults (12+ years)Children (2 – 11 years)
South African Citizens and ResidentsR45R25
SADC NationalsR95R50
International (non-South African) CitizensR190R95