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Sanccob Eastern Cape - Penguin Rehabilitation Center

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The Lighthouse Road, Cape St Francis 6312, South Africa
+27 42 298 0160
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Educational

This is an opportunity to first hand see the work being done. Good educational introduction for... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Avdwesthuizen
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Potchefstroom
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Just when you think you know all about the sea , think again . Staff very professional and helpfull... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
frikkiev2018
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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The Lighthouse Road, Cape St Francis 6312, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is an opportunity to first hand see the work being done. Good educational introduction for children

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Just when you think you know all about the sea , think again . Staff very professional and helpfull but most of all very humble . Clean and you just do not whant to leave just help .

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We visited the rehab centre at just the right time as it was feeding time, the gentleman feeding the penguins has a wonderful rapport with them, I think his name is Samoo? There is also a lovely gift shop at the centre which is well...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

What a delightful place, such a caring young man feeding the injured penguins, he made sure every penguin got fed, especially the more injured ones. Some of these penguins have been injured by becoming entangled in fishing lines. Once the penguins are able to fend...More

Thank LadyParker123
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Because of the good reviews our expectations were to high. It's a very small place packed with penguins. Off course they do very good work but for us it was not worth the trip.

Thank Lidianb
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Visited during the day, watched them hand-feed the "resident" penguins (those too damaged or sick to be released). They know every one by name. Also watched them feed the new hatchlings. So few left in the wild, every one released helps. Support SANCCOB. i will...More

Thank Ted B
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Its a must to see the rehabilitation work being done at the SANCCOB centre. Every little penny helps them in their efforts to rehabilitate the penguins

Thank LanyO
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We visit this center and saw some species of pinguins that were rescued. From what we read are animals that have been rescue. Unfortunately the visits are only during Saturday's, Sunday's and Monday's at specific hours so we didn't manage a tour and get some...More

Thank msgoliveira
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed! ! We went to centre to support the system. ...it was locked up and no notice was given or placed on doors. We went specific for the 15h00 Toor! You lost out on donations and several other clients that had to turn around!...More

Thank Sakkie S
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

As a result of US, the population is down to 17,000. The Rescue Centre is a must visit. They do great works. There's an 11:00 guided tour and another at 15:00 'though check. Entry R50 per adult. Allow an hour.

Thank steadyslack
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