Betty's Bay, South Africa

Stony Point Nature Reserve – Penguins!

After our incredible day on the wine tram, we woke up early to head to our final destination, Cape Town! However, first we had to stop along the way Stony Point Nature Reserve in Betty’s Bay. We’d decided we weren’t going to make the day trip to The Cape of Good Hope, and you know I wasn’t going to miss penguins.

Betty's Bay, South Africa

Stony Point Nature Reserve

Stony Point Nature Reserve is filled to the brim with penguins, and I had no idea how awkward and hilarious these adorable little birds are.

penguin in Stony Point Nature Reserve, South Africa

I could have watched them waddling and hopping around for hours. And Stony Point Nature Reserve is so cute, it would be a lovely place to spend an afternoon.penguins in Stony Point Nature Reserve, South Africapenguins in Stony Point Nature Reserve, South AfricaShipwreck and penguins in Stony Point Nature Reserve, South Africa   penguins in Stony Point Nature Reserve, South Africa

Alas we only had about twenty minutes with them before we had to get back on the road. Luckily, the drive fromStony Point Nature Reserve is perfectly picturesque — (I MEAN REALLY).

Betty's Bay, South Africa Stony Point Nature Reserve, South Africa Stony Point Nature Reserve, South Africa

tips

  • There’s free parking (and a restaurant), so no need to worry about amenities
  • Entry is 20R for adults (about 1.15 GBP)
  • If you can, save enough time to pull off the road and jump in the (very inviting) water!
  • If you don’t have time to make it to the Cape of Good Hope, Stony Point Nature Reserve is a great alternative to ensure you get some penguin time. It’s one of the largest penguin breeding colonies of African penguins in the world.

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