Imagine how cool this would have been in great weather, and not the heavy, horizontal rain we had, then we could have gone swimming with these guys. Well, considering it is the beginning of spring here in Cape Town, I wasn’t planning on swimming, but wading was definitely on the table. After you have paid for access to Boulders Beach, there’s a boardwalk taking you down to the beach. When you spot the first small penguins you go oh and ah, not knowing the plenties of them you will face further down 🙂 So many that the people of Simon’s Town are not as charmed as the tourists. I get it becomes a nuisance when you have them roaming around in your gardens 🙂
Boulders Beach was a stop on a day trip with African Eagle Day Tours (daytours.co.za). My guesthouse made the reservation, and I was very happy with the tour company. On the way down from Cape Town we followed the western coastline of the peninsula, passing bays and beaches like Camps Bay and Clifton – great scenery! At the harbour of the small fishing village of Hout Bay you have the option to go on a boat trip to Seal Island (I didn’t, I went for hot tea instead 🙂 ). On the way back to Cape Town we drove through the eastern side of the peninsula, through Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. One scheduled stop we didn’t do was the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. At that time it was still pouring down, and everyone on the bus said it was ok to pass on it, wanting to get home and out of the wet clothes.