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Boulders Beach

Jenny McIver
On my second visit to Cape Town, I decided to rent a car and get out of the city to explore the surrounding area. Also, going on a safari is pretty much the #1 thing to do here in South Africa. I headed to the Fairy Glen Game Reserve. I saw three out of the African 'Big Five' in a day and considered myself lucky! My plan for the next day was to explore the southern Cape Peninsula including the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach – one of only a few land-based penguin colonies in the world. The Cape Town visitors guide calls this drive along Chapman’s Peak the world’s most scenic drive and from what I have seen, I would have to agree. I stopped at Boulders Beach, located in a sheltered cove between Simon’s Town and Cape Point, Boulders has become world-famous for its thriving colony of African penguins. Although it sits in the middle of a residential area, it is one of the few sites where penguins can be observed at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment. The next day, I decided to spend most of my last full day in Cape Town relaxing on the lovely Clifton Beach. Cape Town has some remarkable beaches right in the city. Clifton and Camp’s Bay are walking distance apart, but I just can’t get enough of the giant boulders on Clifton Beach so that’s where I spent most of my day.