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South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre

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Address: Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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+27 41 583 1830
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SAMREC is Port Elizabeth's new marine bird rehabilitation and education...

SAMREC is Port Elizabeth's new 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 programs.Tour our marine rehab and education centre and experience nature through sight, sound and touch.Visitors can experience the hospital and see the volunteers in action helping to save our environment, in particular the endangered African Penguin.

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This is something very interesting to see

WE took our niece to visit SAMREC. It was our first visit as well. What an expierence and the tour through the rehabilitation centre with the tour guide was so interesting.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leonie F
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WE took our niece to visit SAMREC. It was our first visit as well. What an expierence and the tour through the rehabilitation centre with the tour guide was so interesting.

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Thank Leonie F
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very informative talk by passionate people. Also displays very informative. Tanks have penguins of all sizes and some in rehab mode.

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Thank Abdool M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was worth going to see and they need the support looks like the place isnt getting enough money but their hearts are in the right place

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Thank Gary S
England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the kids here to see the Penguins! It was very informative and humbling to see what they have done for these animals. It was much shorter / smaller than we expected but kids loved it and we had a great time. It's also only 5 mins from the lighthouse and the most unspoilt, stunning beach - which we... More 

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Furuvik
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you are nearby come and visit. It´s a hospital for pingvines. No tours etc. We spend 30 min here. Good to see that the pingvins are look after very well. Lovley beach to walk along afterwards.

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Thank Nellienos
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great place to visit and learn about the work being undertaken to safeguard the penguin. A fascinating bird that can amuse and entertain.

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Thank ROBINONorwich
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

rescue penguins amongst other seabirds rescued from the surrounding area. It was an excellent way to observe penguin behaviour and interactions and watch them being fed by the caring staff. The indoor exhibit was very informative as well. Definitely worth a visit, plus you are supporting a worthy cause as well.

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Thank Tara Z
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

We found this by accident but so glad that we went. It is a small rescue centre, manned mostly by friendly and enthusiastic volunteers. You can get very close to the penguins and feeding time was worth waiting for.

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Thank Rob_and_Kate_Scotia
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Good experience to see the penguins and the good work that is being carried out looking after them. Facilities needs some upgrades.

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Went as a family and enjoyed every minute. The volunteers were amazing ! One does not expect to get anything to eat.. however, we were served delicious toasted sandwiches ! Thank you guys... we will be back.

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