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Betty's Bay Main Beach

3780 Nerine Cres, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
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Another beautiful South African beach

One of my favourite beaches in the world. There is an area towards Stony Point where the penguins... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Alan S
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
African penguins at Bettys bay

This is by far the best place to see penguins in South Africa.l plenty of parking, cafe, toilets... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2018
Mordart
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London, United Kingdom
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Mar 12, 2018
“Another beautiful South African beach”
Feb 17, 2018
“African penguins at Bettys bay”
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3780 Nerine Cres, Betty's Bay 7141, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

One of my favourite beaches in the world. There is an area towards Stony Point where the penguins live where people swim and surf but once you walk away from this area then the beach is deserted. Rough cold sea and silver sand with a...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This is by far the best place to see penguins in South Africa.l plenty of parking, cafe, toilets. Good walkway around the site.

Thank Mordart
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

After our visit to The Harold Porter Botanical Gardenen we drove a few minutes to a delightful, unspoilt Betty's Bay Beach .Coming from the UK and having been on a number of 'Sun, Sea & Sangria' crowded beaches, this was heavenly almost like a desert...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We where very close to the penguins the day we visited them. Easy to park the car and just a short walk to the sea. If you are in the area so visit them.

Thank Alf H
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Betty's Bay has magnificent beaches.The water is too cold to swim, but I have seen the odd bather. Seems to be great for surfing with wet suites though. Don't bother going if it's windy. Can be quite unpleasant.

Thank Colin S
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic. So many penguins to see and you get so close. Great views of the ocean. Loads of Cormorants to watch, watch them stretching out their wings. These are called Bank cormorants and they are in danger of extinction. Loads of Dassies running around. They...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Located a few minutes off the main road and close to Stony Point this is a delightful, unspoilt beach that is ideal for a walk. Just ourselves and a few very keen surfers. No lifeguards, no parasols! Very natural.

Thank Nicked2016
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