Leaving Hout Bay we knew next up was penguins at Boulders beach. How to get there? Take the m6 and enjoy the coast. Yes. Is the m6 the narrow, steep winding road towering over the cliffs and water below? Yes, maybe.
Despite my initial apprehension the mini was a champ. Easily taking the winding roads and nimbly taking us to new heights and spectacular views.
We arrived in simonstown around 1pm with penguins on the brain. I had been here once before, but that was 5 years ago. And like 5 years ago, I pulled into the first parking lot and promptly headed to the one farther down the road. The first time because the lot was full and the second time because I thought the first time we made the right decision by parking farther down the road. I was wrong the second time. Here’s my advice. Park in the first lot if you can. That is unless you want to go swimming at the beach, then park in the second lot.
We enjoyed the penguins at Boulders Beach. We marveled at how graceful they are in the water, how clumsy they appear to be on land and how at peace they seem while basking in the sun. We even were lucky enough to witness a couple of penguins showing their affection to one another.