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Posted on: Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Watch the Penguins Play

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Watch Penguins Play

Watch Penguins Play

Things in life aren’t always black and white… except for the African Penguin. Of course things that are black and white leave little room for individuality… except for the African Penguin whose specific monochromatic markings are so unique that they personalise the birds like fingerprints on humans.

What may seem like conservative tuxedo colouring is in fact complex camouflage ensuring that when swimming the penguin’s black back blends with the ocean to predators aflight and that the penguin’s white belly reflects like sunlight to predators lurking the deep. These Black-footed Penguins also known as Jackass Penguins, due to their donkey like bray, breed only in Africa. Stony Point Breeding Colony is one of only two South African breeding colonies that are shore-based … (see our previous article on the Boulders Beach Penguins).


Swim with Penguins at Boulders Beach


Watch the Penguins Play: An abandoned Betty’s Bay Whaling Station now gives birth to new life as penguins naturally selected breeding ground. The circle of life is best observed just after sunrise or just before sunset when the birds return from their 20km fishing expedition.

Declared a protected area for this protected species; a wooden boardwalk takes visitors to Stony Point nesting burrows while protecting the indigenous environment. This well groomed vulnerable species parades its authentic everyday life in a splendid sea-side setting suitable for a family visit or romantic inspiration …

The site is clearly signposted from R44 Clarence Drive, Betty’s Bay in the Cape Overberg Region.

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Bettys Bay Attractions
Things to Do in Bettys Bay (Harold Porter Botanical Garden is a highlight!)
Bettys Bay Accommodation


Penguins in South Africa


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1 comment about Watch the Penguins Play
  1. June 25th, 2009 at 03:56
    Sandy says:

    There are SOOO Cute :)