I wanted to see African Penguins while I was in South Africa but I didn’t fancy battling through the crowds to get to Boulders Beach. So the Stony Point Sanctuary, at Betty’s Bay on the Garden Route, was a logical alternative. Thousands of penguins, spectacular scenery and only a handful of other visitors. What more could we ask for?
The Varied Wildlife of Stony Point
Then there are the dassies (properly known as the rock hydrax). Surprisingly, this inquisitive and furry creature is the only known relative of the elephant.
With so much natural life around us it seemed as if we, the humans, were the interlopers. We took a last look at the penguins and the sea and turned away, leaving the penguins to enjoy their sanctuary in peace.