Simon’s Town has stunning views in the most beautiful environment of the Cape Peninsula. In 1983 a pair of African penguins were spotted on Foxy Beach at Boulders and in 1985 they began to lay. Since then the colony has grown rapidly, increasing initially at about 60% a year. By 1997 there were 2350 adult birds. The area has now been taken over by Cape Peninsula National Park and Boulders still remains the only place in the world where one can actually swim amongst the penguins as they have continued to invade more beaches.