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African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary: Tours & Tickets

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Closed Now: 08:00 - 16:00
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Geelbek Street | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
+27 82 907 5607
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The penguins are very well looked after. There are blind ones and ones with broken wings but all of them are happy and have an amazing life at the African penguin and seabird sanctuary.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 47LouiseC
Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

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 is something you will take with...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dee H
Reviewed 24 August 2019

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 and how endangered they are....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Louise M
Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

If you are in Kleinbaai or Gansbaai, a visit to the African Penguin Sanctuary is definitely worth a visit. The staff there is very kind and helpful and will explain all you wish to know about the penguins in their care, how they treat them...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sararE1146KY
Reviewed 1 August 2019

I was touched by the hardwork and dedication of the sanctuary. The staff is very passionate about conservation of sea birds and I was lucky enough toi go on a behind the scenes tour. They also have adorable gifts and a delicious coffee.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank findingedu
Reviewed 9 July 2019

Interesting visit for groups of more than 10. Not really a must see for singles or couples . A bit off the beaten track but if you are a commited conservationist well worth a look.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Derick K
Reviewed 29 March 2019

I love this place and how they take care about anymals. One of the people who work there gave us a small tour. Free entrance, nice coffe shop.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank irinale2014
Reviewed 12 March 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful initiative in Gansbaai. Do try and go during feeding time to see the penguins properly. Still a great pitstop otherwise. Very informative and interesting. Donations what keeps them afloat so please bear this in mind when you visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 21 February 2019

This is a little rehab centre for penguins and sea birds. Don´t expect a zoo - it is a place for birds to heal. You can have a really nice coffee or cake and watch birds behing the glass. The entry is free, but please...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Petra_velryba
Reviewed 22 January 2019

A well built walkway allows you to see penguins in many different setting and many more unusual local birds

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jimmcbeath
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Kim M
1 January 2017|
Response from EmilS1645 |
They are closed today. 2 Jan open again. Entry free of charge.