Simon’s Town and the African Penguins

Simon's Town (Simonstown) with its pretty Victorian houses and the harbour. On the Cape Peninsula near Cape Town, South Africa. A boardwalk leads along the beach to the town's greatest attraction - the penguin colony at Foxy Beach and Boulders Beach. Once threatened by extinction, there are nowadays 3000 breeding pairs of African Penguins living and nesting here. The Beach is protected by huge round granite boulders. Seamed by Milkwood thicket, providing the penguins with an ideal breeding habitat. Swimming is allowed at Boulders Beach. Sometimes people and penguins can be seen together in the clear shallow water.