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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  • The APSS centre is definitely a place that has to he on the bucket list while doing shark cage diving or whale watching. The cause, love and passion not only from tje staff but the concept as a whole ...  more »
  • I have to be honest and say we only visited this place because our Whale Watching trip was cancelled due to bad weather, but I am glad we did. It is a great place to learn about the African Penguins a...  more »
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