Penguin Boardwalkthird largest colony of African Penguins and most accessible
African Penguins were exterminated on Robben Island by about 1800. The penguins were a source of food, and their eggs were considered to be a delicacy.
After the birds started to return to the island in 1983, their numbers grew to almost 20 000. Robben Island is currently home to the third largest colony of African Penguins. It is also the most accessible place to see this penguin in its natural habitat.
Robben Island African Penguin Colony (photo: Mark Blacknell, Creative Commons license)
- Decimal degrees: -33.796687 (Latitude) 18.373971 (Longitude)
- Degrees, Minutes & Seconds: S33 47 48 (Latitude) E18 22 26 (Longitude)
- GPS: S 33 47.801 (Latitude) E 18 22.438 (Longitude)
- UTM: 34S 256883 (X) 6257286 (Y)
- Above sea level: 10 ft / 3 m
... also on Robben Island.
- Blacknell, M. 2006. Robben Island Penguin Colony http://www.flickr.com/photos/blacknell/ (accessed 27 January 2015).