African Jackass Penguin Colony in Simon's town
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Simonâ€™s town is a beautifyl little town that has the olden Victorian houses along the sea side. What caught my attention down there was how clean and trim it was. I loved the little restaurants and coffee shops. I was fascinated by what I saw once we stopped at the tourist shop/ coffee shop by the sea side. Simon's Town is a maritime naval town and home to the African Jackass penguin colony at Boulders Beach where humans and penguins share the sand and the sea. Jackass Penguins are the only species of penguin that colonise on the African continent. The penguins are not afraid of people and go about the beaches like proud owners, they do not like being touched though. The Cape Peninsula National park is responsible for protecting the privacy of the penguins due to increased tourist activity in Simonâ€™s town.
I noticed with interest that Simonâ€™s town has many restaurants and coffee shops. Because of the time of year we traveled I noticed the temperature difference coming from Cape Town, it seemed much warmer in this small town.
Something of interest if you plan on visiting Simonâ€™s town is the Mineral World located right at the edge of the town. If you are a gem shopper or lover, this is a haven for gem stones. Don bought me a necklace made of my birth stone. One of the most popular tourist attraction is the scratching for your favorite gem and experience mining minerals first hand. Awesome experience!