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“Informative Hands on visit”

South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre
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Owner description: 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.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Informative Hands on visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

We took our children here and had our own private tour of the hospital with lots of hands on stuff for the kids to touch and feel. It was like having their own teacher for 2 hours. They do some fabulous work here with the penguins they rescue and return to the wild. We stayed for the penguin feeding which was lovely to watch. Very cheap afternoon out. Only a small place but can learn lots if prepared to listen.

Visited April 2014
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4 attraction reviews
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“SAMREC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Interesting place to visit. It would be a good place to bring small children to see the penguins. It is especially fun to watch them at feeding time. There were only 8 penguins at the center, but they did keep us entertained.

Visited April 2014
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Please visit and support”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

Met by volunteer Keith who showed us round, very informative and fortunately we got to witness the feeding. These guys are doing a great job and the centre is a great place to see the native african penguins and other birds that have been rescued. Please support them in the great job they are doing.

Visited February 2014
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Balgowan, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Smiling and warm on the inside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

What a heartwarming visit. Staff were keen to help, interested and informed. The R25 entrance fee all goes to upkeep and provisions and medication and food for the birds. Wonderful!!!

Visited December 2013
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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13 reviews
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“Interesting visit, great for children.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

We visited with our grandchildren after spending some time on the beach at Cape Recife. It was an enjoyable outing, children friendly and educational. We enjoyed the visit, thank you.

Visited March 2013
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