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Stony Point Penguin Colony

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Betty's Bay, South Africa
+27 28 272 9829
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“boulders beach” (59 reviews)
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Betty's Bay, South Africa
+27 28 272 9829
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped en route to the airport Penguins easy to see as were a young family of dassies To ‘do the walk ‘ and see more you pay a small fee R20 - try and take the right money as the guy behind the desk was...More

Thank Netty1313
Reviewed 1 week ago

We kinda found this place by accident as we were travelling a alternative route back from De Kelders to Hout Bay... and what a find so much happening and a sanctuary for so many different animals and birds alike café and toilets on site as...More

Thank KazSlater
Reviewed 1 week ago

The penquins are such a treat - it's truely incredible being able to see them close-up in their natural habitat. It is a memorable sight seeing them swimming, preening themselves, soaking up the sun..... On the slipway were probably a hundred penquins and then you...More

Thank lfrauenstein
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to get very close to South African Penguins, but also other species of Gull, Cormorant, and Geese. Would definitely love to go back.

Thank CaoimhinKB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Betty's Bay/ toney Point is a good alternative to Boulders Beach, you can walk alongside the Penguins... you need to follow the paths but still feel close enough. Nice experience.

Thank MietJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found lots of penguins on the slipway here, before you get to the paid entrance as well as surfers sharing the water. There is a boardwalk constructed which goes less than 100m which you pay to enter. We didn't have time but saw plenty...More

Thank amazonflash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stopped off on the whale route at Betty's bay just for a look and came across the Penguins what a lovely surprise and well worth going out of your way to see them

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Penguins! You can see so many of these adorable guys for only R20. Great to see them in the wild instead of an aquarium, but still in a protected space. There isn't much else out there though. We stopped as part of a tour that...More

Thank Turner S
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Fantastic to see the penguins wandering around free but also protected from harm. I arrived late in the day and just made it before they closed off access to the public to give the penguins some peace for the night.

Thank Katrina H
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this when we saw a 'Penguins' sign from the R44. There are loads of penguins here, they have loads if space and if you pay a little extra you can go further along the cliff to see the main bunch, last entry...More

Thank kb2903
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15 October 2017|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
The penguins are always at Stoney Point, it is a permanent breeding location, they have nowhere else to go! Definitely a better place to visit than Boulders, which has become somewhat commercial, given its relative... More
Jolie J
1 March 2017|
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Response from Alison C | Reviewed this property |
Like others have said Stony Point was much more enjoyable in our opinion. Less crowded and you were able to see more. There was also a nice cafe to have a drink afterwards. Price was very reasonable and it was just so much... More
11 April 2016|
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Response from Brenda6350 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is 8.00am. I would agree with everything said in other answers. You have to take the coastal route from CapeTown as it is an amazing drive. You can get up close and personal with the Penguins even before you pay... More