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National park for South African penguins
Unfortunate name of Boulders Beach aside, you can’t help but be charmed by the jackass penguins of Boulders. Calm, warm-ish waters and the opportunity to swim with wild animals make this beach a very popular spot with tourists and locals alike.
Named for their distinctive donkey-like honk, they have made themselves well and truly at home on the tiny, sheltered beach – under brush, over boulder, the friendly little flappers get absolutely everywhere and today there are well over 3,000 living here.
Boulders Place, Cape Town
Open Hours: Feb-May, Oct-Nov 8am- 6.30pm daily; June-Sept 8am-5pm daily; Dec-Jan 7am-7.30pm daily.
Price: Cost money