swimming with penguins
Another Cape Town highlight: swimming with penguins!!
If we’re getting technical, we didn’t exactly swim WITH them, but we were in the water NEARBY to where they were swimming. The water was about 13 degrees Celsius… pretty cool for us humans, but the penguins just love it!
They are African Cape Penguins, unique to the southern shore of South Africa. So wonderfully delightful to watch. But it’s a very noisy and stinky area! Amazing story, though… this population was nearing endangered status, but through conservation work and creating protected spaces at Boulder Beach, there numbers are well established again.