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Sat May 27, 2017, 09:22 AM

Who knew you would like the Penguins so much. Here are a few more

African Penguins at Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town has a lot going for it: the ancient granite boulders protect it from the wind and large waves, making it an ideal swimming spot for kids. Because it falls under the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area, the beach is always clean and safe, and it is rarely crowded. Sure, this comes at the cost of a small conservation fee, but who wouldn’t be willing to part ways with R65 for a day in this paradise?

Did I mention the penguins? The soft white sand and warm(ish) waters are not the only reasons why 60 000 visitors a year make their way along the coast, past Simon’s Town, to Boulders Beach. The local inhabitants – and I’m talking about the little tuxedoed chaps here – know how to pull the crowds.

African Penguins – formerly known as jackass penguins because of their distinctive braying – are the only penguins found on the continent. Colonies can be found from southern Namibia all the way around the South African coast to Port Elizabeth; however, few places offer as remarkable a viewing point as Boulders Beach.







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Reply Who knew you would like the Penguins so much. Here are a few more (Original post)
Mira May 2017 OP
elleng May 2017 #1
Mira May 2017 #2
elleng May 2017 #4
CaliforniaPeggy May 2017 #3
Bayard May 2017 #5
Solly Mack May 2017 #6
JudyM May 2017 #7

Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 09:41 AM

1. Seems like a 'thing,' Mira,

something appealing about them to many!

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Sat May 27, 2017, 10:09 AM

2. They were adorable

and they waddled about and were close to tame. I'll be showing you my giraffe photos next

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Response to Mira (Reply #2)

Sat May 27, 2017, 10:20 AM

4. Waddling penguins PERFECT,

and then charming long-necked giraffes, YAY!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 10:13 AM

3. Omigod, my dear Mira, they're so tame! And cute besides.

I know you had a ball!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 12:41 PM

5. Don't think I've ever seen penguins in grass before

Thanks!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 04:54 PM

6. :)

Adorable.

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Sat May 27, 2017, 06:09 PM

7. Animals in nature. So beautiful and becoming more poignant as we ruin our planet.

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