Having some lovely mid-winter sunny days, we decided to visit Stony Point Nature Reserve, which is home to one of the largest successful breeding colonies of African Penguin in the world. Located in the quaint coastal town of Betty’s Bay in the Overberg, the Stony Point Nature Reserve is home to a unique colony of African penguins. We could see these lovely flightless birds up close, by using the boardwalk through the colony. This allowed us to observe the penguins (and their babies!!!) go about their daily activities in their natural habitat, without disturbing or disrupting them.
Also present in the colony are three species of cormorant and they all breed on the outer rocks. There are also Hartlaub’s Gulls and Kelp Gulls which forage in the colony, while the Rock Hyrax, more commonly known as the Dassie, can be seen on the surrounding rocks. They were very cute.
There is a community restaurant adjacent to Stony Point, and we had a light lunch there. This is also where we learned that we should ask for “tap water”, as we had to pay for the bottled water they served!