The only thing missing is Morgan Freeman's narration! Welcome to Boulder Beach, home to the African Penguins. Over 60,000 tourist flock to this beautiful beach every year to hangout with these furry animals. And who can blame them? We found ourselves constantly LOLing watching our tuxedo friends waddle around the white sands and belly flop in the crystal clear waters.
Boulder Beach falls under the Table Mountain National Park and hence has a 65 Rand entrance fee but hey, it goes to the preservation of these furry animals and the beach itself. The boardwalk leading you to various view points is just as beautiful as the scenery. For the best viewing times, go early in the morning or late in the afternoon (but make sure to check the gate hours here).
A tad bit of history on The African Penguins (formerly known as the Jack-Ass Penguins due to their distinctive braying) and why we need to protect them. In 1910, it was estimated that there were approximately one and a half million African Penguins. Fast forward to a century later, the aquatic bird was classified as an endangered species. Present day, the number has fallen to a drastic 26 000 breeding pairs left.