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Sanccob Western Cape - Penguin Rehabilitation Center

#1 of 8 things to do in Table View Features Animals
22 Pentz Drive, Table View 7441, South Africa
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SANCCOB is a well known sanctuary for sea wildlife in the Western Cape. They are well known for... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
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Helping millions of birds since 1968, nice way to see a S.African charity up close

Useful for people interested in wildlife rescue, African wildlife, marine biodiversity... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Good M
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22 Pentz Drive, Table View 7441, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

SANCCOB is a well known sanctuary for sea wildlife in the Western Cape. They are well known for their far reaching and excellent work with the rescue of sea birds and make a tremendous difference. I had expected something very different when I visited the...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Useful for people interested in wildlife rescue, African wildlife, marine biodiversity, environmental politics....offers a nice way to stay in touch by adopting a penguin couple who normally pair for life if you can afford to pay a bit extra. The neighbourbood has some of postcard...More

Thank Good M
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very nice place to visit and worth a look.. lovely to see the penguins being so well looked after. Keep up the good work guys you are doing a great job !

1  Thank sunseeker190727
Reviewed 12 November 2016

My scheme was to visit the Robbin Islands, just to be told it was fully booked since Friday to Monday. So, our taxi, "tour guide", linked to us by the SUN1 staff, discussed with us a potentially plausible scheme, through the Penguin coastline. When we...More

Thank Ndaula S
Reviewed 9 November 2016

To see the way that oil covered sea birds are cleaned and rehabilated was wonderful. The penguin hatchery was fantastic to see. The permanent residents are well treated and well fed. They swim around and the penguins waddle around making quite a lot of noise....More

1  Thank Carole M
Reviewed 7 September 2016

A wonderful visit !! You can watch the Penguins walk around, dive in to sea and just swim around !! A truly great visit, when you are in Cape Town !!

Thank techminconsultants
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This place does an amazing job it's a little awkward to find but once you arrive you will not be disappointed . A member of staff took us around and told us all about what they do From the moment the birds arrive to the...More

1  Thank Lynne1471
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Nice place on a clean and nice village and the restaurant I think I had the best food with the best prices during my stay in Cape Town

Thank Tito A
Reviewed 2 November 2015

These African penguins are so amusing to watch. They are very cute as they swim, fight and just sit there. You would think it would be boring but there a tons of them and they're fun to look at. We saw some of the babies...More

1  Thank MonClair7710
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Had a tour and the guide was knowledgable and friendly - the volunteers and workers are doing a fab job and without them who knows where the birds would be! Keep up the good work I hope to come and volunteer at some point soon

1  Thank Tierneyb95
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JoAnn S
We are from the USA and will be staying at Twelve Apostles in Cape Town May 21 and May 22 prior to traveling to Game Reserves in eastern South Africa. This is our second trip. We saw the penguins at The Boulders on our first visit and loved them. How long will it take us to get from 12 Apostles to Sanccob and how long should we allow for a Private Tour? I have some difficulty walking, especially going up and down steps with no railings. Am I going to be OK on this tour?
27 April 2016|
Response from Lynne1471 | Reviewed this property |
Hi joann You would be just over an hours drive away from sanccob and the tour lasts about an hour however once the tour is over you are free to look around on your own ,you should be ok walking . We also have been to... More
We plan on taking a "hop-on, off" bus around the city. Is this facility on the route we would be taking? How long is a typical tour of the facility?
30 March 2016|
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Response from Tito A | Reviewed this property |
..and we finish that wonderful full day trying the Best wines on a vinyard... inforgetable, believe me!