Boulders Beach - African Penguins home

Cape Town, South AfricaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Kabelo

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English
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What you'll do

I will take you to Boulders Beach the most remarkable viewing point of the African Penguins. These African Penguins have colonies from Southern Namibia and all the way around the South African coast. I will will make your experience rewarding as this is the only place where you will be able to swim with the Penguins in close proximity. Penguins are living in the wild and therefore although you get to see them up close and personal there will be no direct contact as I am committed to protecting the welfare of these little guys. The Penguin numbers are fast declining because of over fishing and marine pollution and my goal is teach tourists about our Penguin population, as they are now classified as an endangered species.

As this is a private tour, there is flexibility in photo opportunities along the way, and including stopping to take pictures with the seals.
Other things to note
Bring your camera to take lots of pictures.
I will take you to Boulders Beach the most remarkable viewing point of the African Penguins. These African Penguins have colonies from Southern Namibia and all the way around the South African coast. I will will make your experience rewarding as this is the only place where you will be able to swim with the Penguins in close proximity. Penguins are living in the wild and therefore although you get to see them up close and personal there will be n…
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What's included

  • Food
    Snack
  • Drinks
    Water
  • Transport
    SUV

Meet your host, Kabelo

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 321 Reviews
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I HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED WITH THE PFIZER VACCINE. I am passionate about Penguins and preserving their declining population. I grew up fascinated by Penguins and I am proud to show them to visitors to Cape Town and pass on my knowledge about them.
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Where you'll be

After we meet, we'll drive the scenic coastal roads past Camps Bay, Llandudno, and Hout Bay. We'll take the magnificent Chapman's Peak Drive to Boulders Beach—home to the African Penguins.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 321 reviews.

Jovana
October 2021
AMAZING!!! Kabelo is so nice, smart and good person. I had such a great time on this tour. He didn’t just show me the penguin beach, he showed me great spots, little towns around Cape town, i took a picture with seal, he showed me all tourist attractions around that area. I’m truly so happy because i booked this tour. He can easily charge this tour even more! It’s definitely worth it! I took amazing pictures and weather was perfect. I recommend him to everyone!
Cindy
October 2021
First of all, Kabelo is the most positive person I have ever met! I love positive people! There is always something good to be found in eveyone! He truly must run for mayor or some other office. Everyone knows him and if they don't, he reaches out to people to say hi! Everyone loves Kabelo including us. We booked the experience really not knowing what to expect. I had seen pictures of other tours like this that show people sitting on rocks near the penguins and assumed our experience would be like that. Instead, our experience was much more personal and up close. Kabelo knows where to find the penguins and the best way to have an encounter with them in their natural environment without encroaching on their space. He is respectful of the penguins and their space while still allowing clients to get up close and personal. He has a passion for these birds. He gave us so many interesting facts about the birds and was so good at spotting them and spotting good photo opportunities! Our drive from Cape Town to Boulders beach was also fun as Kabelo "the mayor" (that should be his nickname) provided us with information and insight into the culture and environment of the local area making sure to stop and give us photo opportunities along the way.
Daniel
October 2021
This is one of the best Airbnb experiences I have done. Kabelo is not only a very knowledgeable guide, but a genuinely thoughtful and entertaining person who went above and beyond the call of duty to create an amazing experience.
Laure
October 2021
Kabelo was nice enough to take me on the tour even if I was alone. He is very friendly and will tell you all about South Africa, pingouins and more. I had a great time and this place is breathtaking. A must!
Codie
October 2021
Pick up from our stay in time. Mask worn with sanitizer available. More beautiful then I expected. Up close to the penguins. Great history of the cape and surrounding towns. Wonderful lunch recommendation.
Viktoriia
September 2021
It was an amazing experience! Kabelo knows a lot of information about the region and, of course, the penguins. The road to the place is beautiful! Highly recommend!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

CASH/ CARD (R160 ENTRY to Boulders Beach

Bring swimming costume if you want to swim