We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sanccob Eastern Cape - Penguin Rehabilitation Center

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Educational

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

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Avdwesthuizen
,
Potchefstroom
Learning curve

Just when you think you know all about the sea , think again . Staff very professional and helpfull... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
frikkiev2018
,
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Read all 50 reviews
27
All photos (27)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“centre”(15 reviews)
“rehab”(5 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
72°
58°
Dec
74°
61°
Jan
76°
61°
Feb
Contact
The Lighthouse Road, Cape St Francis 6312, South Africa
Website
+27 42 298 0160
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (50)
Filter reviews
39 results
Traveler rating
10
23
4
0
2
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
10
23
4
0
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews african penguins centre rehab support fence sea opportunity
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 39 reviews
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

SANCCOB is now officially closed. Due to lack of funding they decided to permanently close this rehabilitation centre. All birds now will be taken care of in Port Elizabeth

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lorrinj2016
Reviewed April 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Avdwesthuizen
Reviewed April 13, 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 .

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank frikkiev2018
Reviewed April 12, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank junej767
Reviewed January 26, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank LadyParker123
Reviewed January 18, 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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lidianb
Reviewed June 8, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ted B
Reviewed May 3, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank LanyO
Reviewed April 18, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank msgoliveira
Reviewed March 24, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank SakkieS11
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sanccob Eastern Cape - Penguin Rehabilitation Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines