Swimming with penguins; a unique experience, which you didn't know was on your bucket list! Swimming with penguins during your trip to Africa? It is possible! Less than an hour's drive from Cape Town you can visit Boulders Beach. Boulders Beach is known for its inhabitants, namely penguins.
During your visit to Boulder Beach you can enjoy a dip in the water or go picnicking. Please note that the penguins are wild animals. You are absolutely not allowed to feed them and they will bite! Boulder Beach is ideal to combine during your trip with a visit to Noordhoek and Cape of Good Hope!
Although Boulder beach is worth a visit, it can be crowded sometimes. But if you want to get away from the mass tourism and view the penguins more privately, you can visit the Stony Point Penguin Colony. It's only an hours drive from Cape Town and Hermanus. Because of the location it is easy to combine with Whale watching in Hermanus.