Generally, when people think about swimming in Cape Town, they either imagine contracting hyperthermia or being eaten by a shark. But I have found a place that looks like a tropical island, where the water is warm and sharks are non-existent. Oh and you are surrounded by cute penguins who swim around you. Acquiring its name from the massive granite boulders, which shape the sheltered inlets of water, Boulders Beach is possibly my new favourite place in the Cape. The African Penguins settled there in 1982 and are now fawned over by tourists from all over the world who want a chance to swim with the colony of about 3000 birds. So if you’re in CT over a hot, summer’s weekend – get yourself to the warm waters of Boulders.
- Daniella Toscano