African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, Gansbaai

4.5
#4 of 15 in Parks in Overstrand
See recovering penguins at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, dedicated to the rehabilitation of marine birds. Set up to assist the endangered African penguin colonies of Dyer Island, the sanctuary has a rehabilitation area and a bird hospital. An auditorium with a large screen hosts lectures and awareness programs video-linked to the animal clinic, so visitors can follow the work of vets and marine biologists. Observe the penguins through the one-way glass in the conditioning pen, where they prepare for release into the wild. Stop in the shop selling penguin memorabilia, and break in the cafe for coffee and cakes. Before you head to Gansbaai, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Gansbaai tour planner, to make sure you see all that Gansbaai has to offer, including African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary.
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  • Love taking family and friends here! They do amazing work and kids and adults love it. Been here so many times and will go many more  more »
  • This is a small sanctuary. One main area housing the 9 penguins. Small shop and coffee area. Doing a very worthwhile job in protecting the penguin population. Worth a visit and donation.  more »
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