The Bettys Bay penguin colony, situated at Stony Point, is one of 2 mainland-based penguin colonies (historically penguins only nested on islands, to keep away from predators), the other being at Simonstown. Jackass penguins and ostriches are the only flightless bird species found in Africa. Jackass Penguins are also known as African Penguins.
Early morning and evening from April to June.
The first nests were spotted in 1982. A viewing platform and protecting fence was erected between 1987 and 1989.
Driving from Cape Town take the coastal route past Strand and Gordon's Bay towards Bettys Bay, turn right just after the petrol station in Bettys Bay into Porter Drive, then left into Crassula Avenue, right into Wallers Way and then left into the parking lot at Stony Point.
Here's the entrance to the Stony Point colony (we paid R10 per adult with our little one getting in for free).
Baby jackass penguin with its parent, waiting for the other parent to return with food.