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Boulders Beach is one of the few places in the world where tourists are actually allowed to swim and interact with penguins. These endangered birds —which are native to South Africa and Namibia— are naturally curious, so you are likely to find them hanging out where people are. The boardwalk above the beach provides visitors with an elevated perspective of the penguins playing, fishing, resting and breeding.

leyre_paniagua 3 years ago

Meeting the locals is always a high point of travel, and that is doubly true when it comes to these guys! Pack your beach towel then spend a sunny afternoon chilling with the penguins at Boulders Beach. There’s always a place in the sand ready to be claimed and the water is gorgeous. The entrance fee is a deal for R152 per person. 

theblondeabroad 2 years ago

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