7 Mar

Boulders Beach and the Penguin Story

When you sit on the balcony at Tintswalo at Boulders, looking down over thousands of African penguins on the beach below, you might presume that penguins are a common site all along the Cape Coast. As the birds waddle along the beach in their black and white suits, slip into the waves, and dart through the clear blue water, it seems as if penguins have figured out the secret to successful coastal living. It’s true that African penguin colonies were once found all along the Western Cape coast. Years ago, during a census of South African colonies, over 150,000 breeding...
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24 Oct

Boulders Rooms Inspired by the Great Ships in History

If there’s one geographic feature in the world that has captured the dreams and aspirations of sailors, traders, kings, queens and entire empires over the centuries; it is the distant sight of Table Mountain. The oceanic view of the famed cloudy mountain appearing on the horizon after a long voyage has always been a moment of euphoria for the sailors. It meant the start of a new direction; a place to relax and refresh before the long journey eastwards to India and China. For over 500 years, the southerly winds of the Cape powered the sails of ships rounding the...
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