Penguin Colony Tour via the Whale Route in Betty's Bay (Western Cape, South Africa)

Explore the one of the largest successful breeding colonies of African Penguin via the old Whale Route

  • Visit Stony Point Nature Reserve which is home to the endearing African Penguin 
  • Located in the quaint coastal town of Betty’s Bay in the Overberg, this nature reserve is holds a unique colony of African penguins.
  • Have the chance to see these funny but fascinating flightless birds up close via the boardwalk through the colony
  • Observe the penguins go about their daily activities in their natural habitat without disturbing them
  • See the remnants of the machinery and infrastructure of the old whaling industry as the penguin colony occupies the site of the old Waaygat Whaling Station. This historical space was used to harvest and process whale meat in the early to mid 1900s
Duration: Open Ended
When: All year round
Where: Somerset West, Helderberg area
Weather: Weather permitting
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing and something warm for the early mornings and winter
Things to Bring: Sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars and a hat
Inclusions: Transport and tour
Exclusions: Meals and drinks, entrance fee

Type: Day Tours


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