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South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre

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Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 41 583 1830
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This was a good attraction for a morning. The tour guide took us through the history of the... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Tamsinj94
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Small place but you can get close up to penguins and gannets

The staff was very kind to let us come in in spite of a school visit with a crowd of young... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2016
SuzanneBrenham_TXUSA
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Brenham, TX USA
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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 programs.Tour our marine rehab and education centre and experience nature through sight, sound and touch.Visitors can experience the hospital and see the volunteers in action helping to save our environment, in particular the endangered African Penguin.
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“cape recife” (9 reviews)
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Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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+27 41 583 1830
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"cape recife"
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This was a good attraction for a morning. The tour guide took us through the history of the Penguins, what needs to change and into a room with all sorts of interesting marine artifacts. We got to go outdoors and see the birds and hear...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

The staff was very kind to let us come in in spite of a school visit with a crowd of young learners. They took us to the pool where you can get within 2 meters of penguins playing and diving

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

These beautiful creatures wrapped themselves around my heart faster than my cat did. The place is not very big and I was rather surprised there weren't more people there. We arrived at 14h30 just in time to see these adorable penguins receive lunch. They stood...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2016

We visited with Alan Tours on a half-afternoon tour in conjunction with Cape Recife. We found the volunteers extremely helpful in explaining their cause and showing us around the Centre. They do marvellous work and we were lucky enough to be there at feeding time...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

This is not a conventional place to visit. There is quite a lot for young kids to learn and everything can be touched. Great environment for young children. The penguins and other water bird are gorgeous. Very welcoming and friendly staff.

1  Thank ants_krause
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

This Marine & Rehabilitation Centre is certainly well worth a visit from both locals and tourists. Extremely educational as well as giving the visitor a look at some of its resident penguins. You may also be lucky enough to see a rescued penguin or seabird...More

1  Thank hipnana
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

This is a lovely day out for anyone who loves nature. For a small very affordable fee there is and informative talk/tour to that is very interesting and the birds steal the show hands down. Comical and clever they bop around and play. There is...More

1  Thank Toni R
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This place offers great insights in the life of the African penguins. The volunteers have there heart on the right place and show a lot of dedication. If able, please support them (or adopt your own penguin!) Tip: first get your (free) permit at the...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

The volunteers are very passionate about their work and it's always a pleasure to be in the company of passionate people. We went at 2:30pm so we could see the Penguins being fed and we enjoyed it. The entrance fee is cheap and if you...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2016

I love Samrec and have adopted a penguin here . The centre is clean and really nice to visit . The staff are friendly and very caring . There is a little learning centre where you can feel penguin fur and learn about them

1  Thank 365giannad
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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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