the African Penguins at Betty's Bay on our Garden Route Tours
Western Cape is home to three colonies of African penguins. One
of these colonies are found in the town of Betty's Bay on route
to Hermanus as you round the Helderberg Mountains. A stop at the
penguins can be made on a couple of tours, including Hermanus
Whale Watching tours and Garden Route tours.
penguins can be viewed up close as they go about their daily lives
in their natural habitat. A couple of penguins arrived here a
few decades ago and since then they have dramatically grown in
numbers. Unfortunately they are still endangered and therefore
the government has granted them special parks where their protection
is taken care of.
penguins can also be found along Cape Point at Boulder's Beach.
If you have limited time in Cape Town or The Garden Route, one
visit to a colony should suffice. Our advertised 6 Day Garden
Route group tours stop in Betty's Bay on the first day of the
tour, and our private tours offer the penguins as an optional
stop if a stop in Hermanus is part of the itinerary.
feel free to let us know if you would like to include the penguins
in any of our Garden Route tours.
can view further details and information about the penguins and
the reserve by visiting the below link:
- Visit the website of Cape Nature -