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African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary

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Geelbek Street | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
+27 82 907 5607
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Great little place to see...

I was very impressed with the conservation efforts in South Africa in general. The Penguin... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
asmckenna
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Munich, Germany
Good education visit

To visit these little ones is an amazing excperience, it opens your eyes to the things we forget... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rockangle
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The African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) a project of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) based in Gansbaai, South Africa. A state of the art facility, designed and built by passionate experts, that strives to provide local marine avian species with a local rehabilitative centre where injured, diseased or distressed birds can be treated and rehabilitated.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea birds” (16 reviews)
“gift shop” (4 reviews)
“worthy cause” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Geelbek Street | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
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+27 82 907 5607
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the conservation efforts in South Africa in general. The Penguin sanctuary is one of them. Very small but it’s this little bit which makes a huge difference. Keep up with the great work....

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To visit these little ones is an amazing excperience, it opens your eyes to the things we forget about. The staff are also very educated on the subjects and can answer all questions. The little gift store is a good place to get gifts for...More

Thank Rockangle
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

It seems like not many people stops by here, and this would be a shame. Seems like the people in this place are trying to help the penguins. It does seems like the penguin enclosure is small, but I know nothing about penguin rehabilitation so...More

Thank Gabriela-EC
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

What an incredible place. The Staff are wonderful. We found a sick bird on the side of the road and they immediately took the poor little guy into the hospital so that he can get better. It is just amazing that the sea birds in...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We actually got to visit the colony on our cape peninsula tour. I didn’t even realize that they were there but this was an added bonus. Long walk from the buses but the boardwalk was nice.

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We stumbled across this sanctuary by accident and were very pleased with the find. The staff were friendly and informative, explaining the work they do and showing detailed knowledge of the penguins/birds. We saw the afternoon feeding on the big screen while also being able...More

Thank JessieRums
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This beautiful sanctuary is a must visit! It is exceptionally well maintained and you can see a great deal of effort goes into rehabilitating the penguins and seabirds. The facility has a great little coffee shop, ample parking and a personal must for me -...More

Thank Lizl G
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The sanctuary has a little seating area where you can indulge in a slice of cake and watch a few penguins. When were there there was not much going on but we were able to support the wonderful local charity by purchasing a specially constructed...More

Thank Stephannie S
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Very educational and heart warming to see what the APSS centre is doing and the work and love that goes into this. Staff such as Khulani and Lizzy are 2 true assets to the centre and this is a definite "to do" if you are...More

Thank Dee H
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We asked our driver to stop by here after a whale watching tour. We arrive right at feeding time. Happy to spend money at the gift shop for a good cause.

Thank annaP2940TK
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Kim M
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They are closed today. 2 Jan open again. Entry free of charge.
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