Penguin Festival 2011 Dates: 13 – 16 October 2011 Location: Boulders Beach Lodge parking area, Simon’s Town The Simon’s Town penguin festival promises a weekend of fun for kids and adults alike in celebration of a group of very special ‘Capetonians’ who, sporting their black and white tuxedo’s, charm the crowds with their endearing mannerism. To remind us all that 2010 is the International year of Biodiversity – the festival [ Read More ]
The South African Navy Festival This is one event not to be missed! Enjoy the SA Navy Band Dry Dock Concert in the evening and then spend the rest of the weekend watching the naval display. There will be so much in the way of activities that we recommend booking your bed in Simon’s Town ASAP! There will be various events in the main arena that both young and old [ Read More ]
Simons Town Penguin Festival Penguins are such delightful creatures and the Simons Town Penguin Festival is a celebration of this proud little animal. On Saturday come down to the beach for the annual African penguin Awareness Day beach release, come and watch these little guys waddle back to their natural habitat. Other activites on the day include live shows, craft stalls and fun rides, all with the aim to raise money for [ Read More ]
Simon’s Town Secret Season By Boet Dommisse with photographs by Dave Hurwitz “Simonites” who live in this unique and attractive town will affirm that the best times of the year in Simon’s Town are the early and late winter months. These are the months when the rest of the Cape Peninsula is cold, wet and windy! The secret lies in the fact that Simon’s Town is one of only three [ Read More ]
From just two breeding pairs in 1982, the penguin colony has grown to about 3,000 in recent years. This is partly due to the reduction in commercial pelagic trawling in False Bay, which has increased the supply of pilchards and anchovy, which form part of the penguins’ diet.
Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon’s Town towards Cape Point, near Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is also commonly known as Boulders Bay.