Top 3 Reasons to Visit Boulders Beach While in Cape Town

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, South Africa.
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, South Africa. Photo by Bernd M. Schell on Unsplash

Cape Town is home to more amazing beaches than we can count, and they’re all special in their own right. Boulders Beach is the most unusual of them all, and that’s exactly the reason why you shouldn’t miss it for the world. Here are three things you can do at South Africa’s quirkiest beach.

Penguin Watching

The main reason why Boulders Beach became such a huge hit with the tourists is the colony of African penguins that live on its shores. They settled here during the 80s, and the colony has grown to about 3,000 penguins over the years, roaming freely in their natural environment.

Easy Access

Boulders Beach technically isn’t located in Cape Town itself, but its suburb called Simon’s Town. You can easily reach it by car or train, and turn your visit into a day trip by exploring some of the nearby attractions, including the Cape of Good Hope.

Natural Beauty

Even if it wasn’t for the penguins, the natural beauty of Boulders Beach and its surroundings would still take your breath away. The beach is sheltered by granite boulders that are hundreds of million years old and its crystal-clear waters will leave you in awe.