Boulders Beach: African Penguins’ Haven

12 07 2021

Boulders Beach is a part of Table Mountain National Park. It is situated in Simon’s Town, west of South Africa. Table Mountain, a flat-topped mountain located next to the Atlantic Ocean, attracts more than 60,000 tourists per year. A variety of rare local plants can be found on this mountain. Boulders Beach, where a colony of African Penguins live, is a part of the Table Mountain National Park.

African penguins can only be found along the coasts of Namibia and South Africa. They can live in warm weather, as opposed to other species that always live in very cold climates. They are only 60-70 centimetre-high, making them one of the smallest species. They have black and white hair, a pointed beak, black feet, and a pink area above the eyes.

Visitors can see African penguins all year round at Boulders Beach. However, their population reaches its peak during summer. It is advised to use extreme caution when making contact with the penguins because they might get hurt, and the act could disturb them.


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