There are penguins in Africa. Seriously. The African Penguin is a species of penguin only found on the Southern tip of Africa, centered near Cape Town.
Boulders Beach, on the Cape of Good Hope, is located about 45 minutes south of Central Cape Town. There are millions of penguins that have colonized the beach and the surrounding area. It is not uncommon to see them strolling down the middle of the road, or jumping out at you from the bushes.
There are many excellent waterfront restaurants just up the road in Simon’s Town, so you don’t have to go just for the penguins. But if you’re in Cape Town, you definitely have to check out the African Penguins!