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Sanccob Western Cape - Penguin Rehabilitation Center

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Address: 22 Pentz Drive, Table View 7441, South Africa
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Helping millions of birds since 1968, nice way to see a S.African charity up close

Useful for people interested in wildlife rescue, African wildlife, marine biodiversity, environmental politics....offers a nice way to stay in touch by adopting a penguin couple... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

SANCCOB is a well known sanctuary for sea wildlife in the Western Cape. They are well known for their far reaching and excellent work with the rescue of sea birds and make a tremendous difference. I had expected something very different when I visited the sanctuary. It is minute and dingy. I would not say the rescue birds are not... More 

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Tromso
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Useful for people interested in wildlife rescue, African wildlife, marine biodiversity, environmental politics....offers a nice way to stay in touch by adopting a penguin couple who normally pair for life if you can afford to pay a bit extra. The neighbourbood has some of postcard views of the mountain. Hardworking workers/volunteers, the work is not easy. Sanccob has been active... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very nice place to visit and worth a look.. lovely to see the penguins being so well looked after. Keep up the good work guys you are doing a great job !

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Kampala, Uganda
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016

My scheme was to visit the Robbin Islands, just to be told it was fully booked since Friday to Monday. So, our taxi, "tour guide", linked to us by the SUN1 staff, discussed with us a potentially plausible scheme, through the Penguin coastline. When we reached we couldn't see these many small birds as seen in moves - kind of... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

To see the way that oil covered sea birds are cleaned and rehabilated was wonderful. The penguin hatchery was fantastic to see. The permanent residents are well treated and well fed. They swim around and the penguins waddle around making quite a lot of noise. Volunteers from all over the world support this wonderful centre.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

A wonderful visit !! You can watch the Penguins walk around, dive in to sea and just swim around !! A truly great visit, when you are in Cape Town !!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

This place does an amazing job it's a little awkward to find but once you arrive you will not be disappointed . A member of staff took us around and told us all about what they do From the moment the birds arrive to the moment they are released.the staff are so dedicated and are doing an awesome job .... More 

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Oeiras, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Nice place on a clean and nice village and the restaurant I think I had the best food with the best prices during my stay in Cape Town

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

These African penguins are so amusing to watch. They are very cute as they swim, fight and just sit there. You would think it would be boring but there a tons of them and they're fun to look at. We saw some of the babies and they're super cute and furry. I think if you come to Cape Town, it's... More 

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Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Had a tour and the guide was knowledgable and friendly - the volunteers and workers are doing a fab job and without them who knows where the birds would be! Keep up the good work I hope to come and volunteer at some point soon

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