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Stony Point Penguin Colony

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Betty's Bay, South Africa
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It was so interesting to visit this penguin colony to experience close up how these penguins live. The boardwalk is designed to afford maximum opportunities to view the penguins whilst not disturbing them and we found that visiting out of season mimimised the impact that...More

Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best pengiun colony that we have visited. This was great for both grownups and the kids. It was a great learning opportunity for the kids. The pengiuns are clearly well looked after by the staff. It was also a great added benefit...More

Thank 148leons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must see and better than boulders beach, it isn't as over run by tourists so your chance to spend time and get some great pictures is much better, it is also a lot cheaper that boulders, the drive is longer but...More

Thank Hayley M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to road construction we arrived later than I would have liked. We were able to walk to the end of the wooden platform and come back, but didn't have time to linger. With detours it took us longer and they had changed their gate...More

Thank dandelion2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of penguin, great for the kids. It's clean, there's not much else to see. There's a small restaurant and bathrooms available.

Thank Lile P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is an absolute must when coming to the overberg area!!!! the boardwalk leading through the penguin colony offers a wonderful chance to see these adorable animals and the numerous information boards offer a lot of insight in to what penguins are about. apart from...More

Thank elkspitt
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We were told about this place by our Scuba instructor and boy are we glad we took his advice! The drive from Cape Town was incredible once you got going along the coastline. The park itself is quite small but has really big views. The...More

1  Thank Fiona R
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This spot in Bettys Bay is a great tourist attraction with hundreds of tourists from all over the world coming to visit the amazing penguin colony thus creating revenue for this small town . We could get very close to the penguins through the walk...More

1  Thank brad83031
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It's a Penguin sanctuary... you can see them free from the boat entry area or just wander over to the boardwalk to the park... very small entrance fee under $2 per person. Thousands of penguins. They created a lot of "penguin condos" to help shelter...More

2  Thank BeachMax
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This is a very well run sanctuary situated on an old whaling station. There are over 2000 breeding pairs. It's a really fun place to visit - the bay is beautiful and the penguins very cute. It's such a lovely drive along the whale route...More

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Jolie J
28 February 2017|
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Response from Alison C | Reviewed this property |
Like others have said Stony Point was much more enjoyable in our opinion. Less crowded and you were able to see more. There was also a nice cafe to have a drink afterwards. Price was very reasonable and it was just so much... More
10 April 2016|
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Response from Brenda6350 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is 8.00am. I would agree with everything said in other answers. You have to take the coastal route from CapeTown as it is an amazing drive. You can get up close and personal with the Penguins even before you pay... More
10 January 2016|
Response from DavidBo48 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Tina expect it to take at least an hour from Cape Town depending on the traffic