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Penguin Nature Reserve

Penguin Nature Reserve

Penguin Nature Reserve



One of the most beautiful coastal routes in the Overberg region, where mountains hug the coast line, is called Clarence Drive. Clarence Drive is said to be rivaled only by Chapmans Peak Drive on the Peninsula. And it is Clarence Drive that will lead you to the Penguin Nature Reserve in Betty's Bay, home to the Stony Point penguin colony. The penguin colony, is one of only a few mainland based penguin colonies as historically penguins only nested on islands, to keep away from predators. One of the other mainland based colonies is the one at Boulders Beach in Simonstown. The colony which is only 90km from Cape Town first began in 1982 when a breeding pair of penguins, which experts presume came from Dryer Island, landed in the area and decided to stay. Visitors to the colony can view the penguins from a number of boardwalks and viewing decks which were erected between 1987 and 1989 along with protective fencing.

Although there is no official size for the colony, locals believe the birds currently exceed five thousand with the colony growing at a steady rate. This is causing a stir in the community as some believe this growth is not sustainable as there is no natural predator within the reserve area. This area is also the breeding ground for Bank Cormorant, alongside the more common Crowned, Cape and White-breasted Cormorants.

The best times to view the birds are early in the morning or late in the afternoon when they return from their fishing expeditions which sometimes exceed 20km's. Although the breeding colony is fenced off it can still be visited daily from 09:00 in the morning until 17:00 in the afternoon with an minimal entrance fee.

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Merlon
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 10 in 1 unit
From R 2900
Per unit, per night
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Merlon

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Betty's Bay

0km from Betty's Bay

2.2 Km from Penguin Nature Reserve

Merlon provides self catering accommodation in Betty's Bay, Overberg / Whale Coast. Situated close to Stony Point, and within half a kilometre of Silversands Beach. Merlon offers self catering accommodation for 10 people, in 5 bedrooms and three bathrooms

Kapensis Guesthouse
Graded:
Sleeps 20 in 9 units
From R 1600
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 4 adults max
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Kapensis Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pringle Bay

0km from Pringle Bay

4.8 Km from Penguin Nature Reserve

Kapensis Guesthouse offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Pringle Bay on the Overberg / Whale Coast. Situated in the heart of the Western Cape's uniquely rich fynbos region and offers breathtaking Hottentots-Holland Mountain and distant ocean views fr

Pringle Sunsets- SAVE 10% -
Guest Rating: 9.6
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 1600
Per unit, per night
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Pringle Sunsets

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pringle Bay

0km from Pringle Bay

6.9 Km from Penguin Nature Reserve

Pringle Sunsets, a slightly different gorgeous self catering 6-sleeper vacation house in the pretty coastal village of Pringle Bay is just waiting for you to come and relax and unwind. You have the choice of our wood burning hot tub or just sipping...

DreamsSpecial
Guest Rating: 9.8
Graded:
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 1550
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Dreams

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pringle Bay

0km from Pringle Bay

7.4 Km from Penguin Nature Reserve

Dreams offers self catering accommodation in Pringle Bay, on the Overberg / Whale Coast. You won't be dreaming when you wake up a mere 100m - 3 minutes walk - to the white sand of Pringle Bay's idyllic beach. Relaxation, comfort, family time, nature, suns

Spatalla
Sleeps 8 in 1 unit
From R 4800
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 8 adults max
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Spatalla

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Kleinmond

0km from Kleinmond

12.2 Km from Penguin Nature Reserve

Spatalla is situated in Kleinmond, a luxuriously furnished private self catering residence that offers the finest finishing touches including 4 spacious bedrooms with private balconies, all have en suite bathrooms...

Cape Sea View
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 13 in 3 units
From R 460
Per person, per night sharing
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Cape Sea View

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gordons Bay

0km from Cape Town

19.7 Km from Penguin Nature Reserve

Cape Sea View offers self catering accommodation in Gordons Bay, Cape Town. Our accommodation consists of 3 luxurious holiday apartments, all self catering and reasonably priced. Tastefully decorated, all have TV and private entrances. Idyllically situate

Bayview Gordons Bay
Sleeps 10 in 2 units
From R 4000
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 6 adults max
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Bayview Gordons Bay

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Gordons Bay

0km from Cape Town

19.7 Km from Penguin Nature Reserve

Bayview offers superbly-furnished self catering accommodation in Gordons Bay, Cape Town. This crisp and contemporary, fully-equipped private home is located in the suburb known as Mountainside, overlooking Gordons Bay. Spread out over 3 floors, Bayview co

Cape Gordonia
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 16 in 3 units
From R 3960
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 6 adults max
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Cape Gordonia

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gordons Bay

0km from Cape Town

20 Km from Penguin Nature Reserve

Cape Gordonia provides self catering apartment accommodation in Gordons Bay, Cape Town. Holiday at Cape Gordonia and discover tranquillity just an hour from the sights of Cape Town. Removed from the tourist hustle and bustle of the city centre, Gordons Ba

C10 Laguna
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 1500
Per unit, per night
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C10 Laguna

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Strand

0km from Cape Town

23.3 Km from Penguin Nature Reserve

C10 Laguna is located in the Greenways Beach and Golf Estate between Strand and Gordons Bay, a coastal town at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, in the Western Cape.

Tamarind Beach House
Guest Rating: 9
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 900
Per unit, per night
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Tamarind Beach House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Strand

0km from Cape Town

24.3 Km from Penguin Nature Reserve

Our delightful self catering beach house in Strand is just a short walk of thirty metres, through the garden and sand dunes, which will bring you to the wonderful, five kilometre long sandy beach. Sleeps 4.

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