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South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre

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Dedicated staff run a well loved establishment

Dedicated staff run a well loved establishment the dedication of the staff shines through on even... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
shazMc1960
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Volunteers are achieving miracles in the rehabilitation of penguins and other seabirds mostly hurt by human activities.

The work of volunteers in rehabilitating penguins and other birds are absolutely essential and not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
GustavM138
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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SANCCOB is Port Elizabeth's marine bird rehabilitation and education centre situated in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve. The centre's purpose isn't just to rescue and rehabilitate, but to also inform and educate the public through their different...more
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Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dedicated staff run a well loved establishment the dedication of the staff shines through on even the most "handicapped" penguin. we thoroughly enjoyed the informative walk around. well worth a visit, especially for kids

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shazMc1960
Reviewed 4 days ago

The work of volunteers in rehabilitating penguins and other birds are absolutely essential and not always appreciated for what they do to give back to nature so callously damaged by careless human activity. They do an excellent job and need the support of all who...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GustavM138
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small penguin sanctuary with some resident penguins and some being rehabilitated. The volunteers are extremely enthusiastic and you can see they adore the penguins and are passionate about their conservation. Only R40 to enter and it goes to a great cause. They also took on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kelseyjaes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Knowledgable and helpful staff are on hand to answer all your questions. And they are doing an amazing job educating and rehabilitating. Children especially will love it as the penguins are extremely cool and funny.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PhantomSteve2016
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Everyone is helpful and it is educational. Definitely a great adventure for children and adults. How can anyone not find penguin feeding absolutely adorable? Thank you for everything you do to raise awareness and help our little feathery friends.

Date of experience: October 2018
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LucH205, Marketing and Fundraising Officer at South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Thank you for the lovely review!

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

A place full of passionate and friendly volunteers educating people on a daily basis about how our actions affect the penguins and wildlife.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charlane-GW
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We had great fun chatting to the two snake holders who let us hold the snakes. They are very dedicated to their animals!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 445amy
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Wonderful place to go and see Penguins and other Marine birds. Very informative tours, and a Coffee shop will soon be available. It is a non-profit making rehabilitation centre for Marine birds. Mainly the African penguin, endangered birds our children may no longer see in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JPR_10
LucH205, Marketing and Fundraising at South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Thank you for the lovely review, do visit us again!

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the rescue center and thought it was a very nice place, where they explain all about penguins and what they do to rescue and return these animals to the wild. However the address that was given in trip adviser is incorrect. The center’s...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diana Lee R
Reviewed 27 August 2018

this is a small museum run by enthusiastic volunteers, their knowledge is quite vast and they really do such good work, saving penguins, ganets, etc

Date of experience: August 2018
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islamShama
16 November 2017|
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Response from Margo W | Reviewed this property |
hello I certainly would recommend it. they have an educational room set out specifically for children were they xan touch the displays. its not a big site so easy for little ones to walk about. enjoy it
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Joan6566
11 July 2015|
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Response from Carolina M |
They don't have shows, the animals are just there.
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