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South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre

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Interesting place to visit!

(This place has recently been renamed as SANCCOB Eastern Cape) This facility rehabilitates... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
caromorg
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Great Project and Cause - Stop by and Learn a Few Things

This center is about 1 km inside the gate of Cape Recife Nature Reserve and for a few rand they... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
TAZMPictures
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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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...more
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Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we payed entrance for 4 people and there was only to see a room and 1 cage for a lot of pinguins ,locked up in a very small place, so the money was only a tip for the people there !

Thank Nancy V
Reviewed 1 July 2018

(This place has recently been renamed as SANCCOB Eastern Cape) This facility rehabilitates injured sea birds, in particular the endangered African Penguin. For a small entrance fee, you can tour the facility, peek through the "hospital" window, watch a feeding if you time it right,...More

1  Thank caromorg
Reviewed 21 April 2018

This center is about 1 km inside the gate of Cape Recife Nature Reserve and for a few rand they will give you a tour and show you the work they are doing to save marine birds and return them to the wild. There is...More

Thank TAZMPictures
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Its a 10 min drive from the summer strandt. I found it very informative, educational . We had a few penguins that were rehabilitated. The best time is 2-3 pm when they come out for feeding. One can adopt a penguin . The information is...More

1  Thank Mahanaim398
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Very educational and location is great to explore. The various birds are well taken care of. Staff were both knowledgeable and friendly.

1  Thank zenseas
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had our first visit here this year and were too late for the feeding of the penguins so will return another year. However, the staff were very helpful and let us go through and see the penguins and other birds which made us sure...More

1  Thank ValSimmonds
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Arrived at 14:15 In time for a tour then the feeding of the penguins at 14:45. The number of fish which each bird eats is recorded daily. It was fun watching the penguins swim. Wonderful educational for adults and children.

1  Thank Caro W
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely visit here and the tour guide was full of knowledge and super approachable. Great souvenir shop with really friendly people.

2  Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

It wasn't a good weather day to start off with, but the children loved the guide who spoke us through the "touch & feel" room display. It wasn't a very large room & I assumed there was more to see, but it took less than...More

Thank Lesterudkroken
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Was little confused how to get here...have to go into cape recife and past guard but dont need entry fee to reserve. Few hundred metres into park is samrec. Entry only 40 rand and person at reception talks through history and info using stuffed animals...More

Thank Faye J
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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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