The African penguin colony on Boulders Beach draws thousands of visitors from all around the world each year. With lockdown well underway, there are no visitors to marvel over these marvellous water birds. With a new sense of freedom, the penguins have taken to the Simon’s Town streets to explore.

While penguins waddling around Simon’s Town is no rarity, a recent video shared by SANCCOB shows the water birds safely going for a leisurely walk through the empty streets.

With few cars on the road, the penguins are free to roam around town, under the watchful eye of SANCCOB’s Penguin Rangers of course. The video has been circulating social media and it really will put a smile on your dial.

Take a look at the heartwarming and wholesome video below.

Image: Facebook/ Screenshot of SANCCOB video

Article written by

Imogen Searra