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Stony Point Penguin Colony

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Address: Betty's Bay, South Africa
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Excellent place to see thousands of African Penguins

These Jackass Penguins make an amazing donkey like bray sound, if you closed your eyes you would swear it was donkeys and not Penguins, hence the name Jackass! They are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These Jackass Penguins make an amazing donkey like bray sound, if you closed your eyes you would swear it was donkeys and not Penguins, hence the name Jackass! They are endangered and are on the (World Conservation Union) Red List of Threatened Species. A must to take the kids they will absolutely love it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every year we go back to Betty's bay to see the penguins. We love it there and would recommend it. It is a long drive to get there but the roads are the best and well maintained roads anywhere. The restaurant is great and staff are friendly.

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Thank Stanton B
Leyburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is where you can go if you don't want to be with all the tourists on Boulders Beach. It's quite a bit further out (unless you're staying over that way) but it's ridiculously cheap and seems more authentic. There are other sea birds to see too. A really lovely place.

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Thank 1sammi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing experience by visiting the penguins in Bettys Bay. There are thousands of penguins strolling around by the beach. The price to enter is very small indeed . Easy to find the place from the main road. There is a great coffee shop at the top but the food is not that good. Only the view... More 

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Strand, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely to see the penguins and all the work that Cape Nature has done to make sure they are protected. Such a pity they have blocked off access to walk further. We used to be able to follow a path beyond the end of the wooden path. Would have been nice if it was extended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is so awesome being so close to the penguins. This is a must visit. Even if you do not have children with you you will find this place fantastic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing spot in wild nature with real penguins all over. Wonderful. The bridge takes you throug the stony coast in order to see and protect the penguins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

A lovely drive from Gordon's Bay to Betty's Bay is stunning fantastic views then add the Penguins at Stanley Point fantastic afternoon. A stop on the way back at the Drummond Arms watering hole perfect later summer afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Travelling between Hermanus and Cape Town we decided to visit the penguin colony in Betty's bay. Big numbers of penguins and stunning views. Wonderful and educating experience. This place was a whaling station early 20th century and some remains can still be seen. More information and photos can be also seen at the Whaling Station restaurant in Bettys Bay. I

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The colony is extensive, and a stroll along the boardwalk is very interesting. A must if you love animals

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