Cape Point Route – celebrating penguins since 2004

Many people are surprised that penguins live in Africa – our visitors think of Africa  as being home to lions and giraffe, but not penguins.  However when you visit Cape Town, you  should visit the African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town. Cape Point Route has been celebrating and promoting penguins since 2004 and we invite you to join our penguin party and protect them.

Take a look at this Throwback image of the Boulders Beach Lodge and Cape Point Route stand at the Indaba Travel Trade Show in Durban in 2004! Boulders is a great accommodation establishment close to the penguin colony, however accommodation in Simon’s Town is plentiful with a choice that suits everyone’s needs. Simon’s Town is a maritime naval town and home to the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach where humans and penguins share the sand and the sea.

Indaba Travel Trade Show - Durban 2004

Indaba Travel Trade Show – Durban 2004

Sally’s much loved and well-travelled hand-bag, Pablo-the-Penguin, is a regular visitor to Durban and has explored Southern Africa, continually creating awareness for his African penguin pals and their vulnerable status in conservation terms.

Pablo - the travelling Penguin

Pablo – the travelling penguin handbag

In 2004, Cape Point Route assisted Boulders Beach Lodge and the Simon’s Town Community to host the very first Simon’s Town Penguin Festival to raise awareness of the plight of the endangered African Penguin.  This festival is held annually in Sept/October.

PenguinFestival2004

Penguin Festival 2004

Cape Point Route loves wine – almost as much as we love penguins. Life is better with both.  We should do a big SHOUT OUT here to the ab-fab Cape Point Vineyards, wine of origin from the Cape Peninsula, and the annual sponsors of wine at the Cape Point Route wine function at Indaba since 2004.  Thank you.  This award-winning estate is worth a stop when visiting the Cape Point Route – for wine tasting, their incredible restaurant or the community market held on a Thursday evening in summer. Read more about the estate here.

Cape Point Route Penguins with Cape Point Vineyards Wine

Cape Point Route Penguins with Cape Point Vineyards Wine

We also highly recommend doing a wine tour, whilst visiting the Cape Region.  You don’t have to drink wine to do a wine tour, you can bike the winelands, photograph the magnificent scenery or even travel by Vintage WWII sidecar through the vineyards!  Cape Point Route loves going places, and having fun doing it.  Cape Sidecar Adventures is one of our favourite methods of transport, especially when getting to Cape Point and visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town on the tour.

Cape Point Route penguins and Cape Sidecar Adventures

Cape Point Route penguins and Cape Sidecar Adventures

False Bay is our watery home and there is no better way to see the penguins than by sea kayak! Seeing these amazing birds from the water, invites you to their aquatic world and their amazing swimming abilities. If paddling is not your thing, you can also take a boat trip from Simon’s Town harbour and view the penguins.

Cape Point Route sea kayaking with the penguins

Cape Point Route sea kayaking with the penguins

Cape Point Route loves World Penguin Day and penguins

Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

Call Cape Point Route on 021 789 0093 or visit www.capepointroute.co.za
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