Cost R55 /person for entrance. Keep the ticket as there are two separate access points.
Main sign posted car park takes you to the mass-tourist section, you walk around on fenced platforms around beach. You get to see the penguins, some of them very close but restricted to the paths.
More interesting and intimate part is from the 2nd car park (5 mins walk away), where you can enter the beach direct with the same ticket. You'll need to crawl under boulders and scramble over rocks, but it's worth the effort as you'll be literally standing amongst the penguins, some of them a meter away. Fun place to take the kids!
Probably intentionally spread out to keep majority away from their beach habitat, which we agree with. We saw Dassies and Mangoose too, targetting their eggs. We were informed that Penguin numbers are on decline, mainly due to pollution at sea and less abundant source of food. I hope this reserve manages to re-balance this somewhat.
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