The above-mentioned are two of the more beautiful places in the Western Cape and indeed South Africa.
They come highly recommended by yours truly.
Boulders Beach is a wonderful and safe environment for all ages and is famous for its adorable protected species in the Cape African penguins.
As for Simons Town itself (where Boulders is located), it is a delightful town with great beaches, a naval base as well as a lot of South African history to boot!
The Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope, situated a few kilometres away in another nature reserve, are well worth the entry fee one must pay to visit them.
For me personally, the sights seen and the places explored were most unforgettable and I will carry the memories of that day visit with me for a long while to come.
It’s impossible to adequately describe or capture the panoramic coastal views, natural atmosphere and beauty of both these places… and I strongly advise anyone who can to visit the aforementioned spots for themselves.
If you’re a tourist to South Africa, these should be amongst your places-to-see and if you are a South African citizen, chalk them up on your bucket list… I promise you won’t regret it!
Penguins swimming at Boulders.
The ‘secret’ entrance that one has to crawl through to access the other section of Boulders Beach.
A shot taken on the Boulders walkway.
Flowers in the fenced-off section of the reserve where the penguins breed, sleep and nest.
Another shot taken on the walkway.
The penguins let you get fairly close to them and sometimes even share the water with you!
A shot taken in the Cape Point Table Mountain Nature Reserve. Simons Town is in that direction.
Yet another shot snapped at the Cape Point Nature Reserve… The views are indescribable.
Author: Tamlyn Amber Ryan
Tamlyn Ryan is a writer and blogger, who runs her own travel blog, called Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust. Despite a national diploma in Journalism, her preferred niche remains travel writing. She is a hopeless wanderer, equipped with an endless passion for road trips, carefully planned, holiday itineraries and above all else, the great outdoors.