Cape Point Route – celebrating penguins since 2004

Many people are surprised that penguins live in Africa – our visitors think of Africa  as being home to lions and giraffe, but not penguins.  However when you visit Cape Town, you  should visit the African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town. Cape Point Route has been celebrating and promoting penguins since 2004 and we invite you to join our penguin party and protect them.

Take a look at this Throwback image of the Boulders Beach Lodge and Cape Point Route stand at the Indaba Travel Trade Show in Durban in 2004! Boulders is a great accommodation establishment close to the penguin colony, however accommodation in Simon’s Town is plentiful with a choice that suits everyone’s needs. Simon’s Town is a maritime naval town and home to the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach where humans and penguins share the sand and the sea.

Indaba Travel Trade Show - Durban 2004

Indaba Travel Trade Show – Durban 2004

Sally’s much loved and well-travelled hand-bag, Pablo-the-Penguin, is a regular visitor to Durban and has explored Southern Africa, continually creating awareness for his African penguin pals and their vulnerable status in conservation terms.

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Pablo – the travelling penguin handbag

In 2004, Cape Point Route assisted Boulders Beach Lodge and the Simon’s Town Community to host the very first Simon’s Town Penguin Festival to raise awareness of the plight of the endangered African Penguin.  This festival is held annually in Sept/October.

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Penguin Festival 2004

Cape Point Route loves wine – almost as much as we love penguins. Life is better with both.  We should do a big SHOUT OUT here to the ab-fab Cape Point Vineyards, wine of origin from the Cape Peninsula, and the annual sponsors of wine at the Cape Point Route wine function at Indaba since 2004.  Thank you.  This award-winning estate is worth a stop when visiting the Cape Point Route – for wine tasting, their incredible restaurant or the community market held on a Thursday evening in summer. Read more about the estate here.

Cape Point Route Penguins with Cape Point Vineyards Wine

Cape Point Route Penguins with Cape Point Vineyards Wine

We also highly recommend doing a wine tour, whilst visiting the Cape Region.  You don’t have to drink wine to do a wine tour, you can bike the winelands, photograph the magnificent scenery or even travel by Vintage WWII sidecar through the vineyards!  Cape Point Route loves going places, and having fun doing it.  Cape Sidecar Adventures is one of our favourite methods of transport, especially when getting to Cape Point and visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town on the tour.

Cape Point Route penguins and Cape Sidecar Adventures

Cape Point Route penguins and Cape Sidecar Adventures

False Bay is our watery home and there is no better way to see the penguins than by sea kayak! Seeing these amazing birds from the water, invites you to their aquatic world and their amazing swimming abilities. If paddling is not your thing, you can also take a boat trip from Simon’s Town harbour and view the penguins.

Cape Point Route sea kayaking with the penguins

Cape Point Route sea kayaking with the penguins

Cape Point Route loves World Penguin Day and penguins

Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

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World Penguin Day – 25 April 2017

Welcome to ‘the penguin kingdom’ where, with their cartoon good looks, cute antics, cool disposition and celebrated ‘happy feet’, there’s plenty to celebrate. For the record, penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere. 25 April is observed as World Penguin Day. The day was created to promote the health and conservation of these amazing creatures.

Here are some interesting penguin facts for World Penguin Day.

It is generally agreed by scientists that there are 17 species of penguins alive today, all of which live in the southern half of the globe. The most northerly penguins are Galapagos penguins which occasionally poke their heads north of the equator. 13 of these species are threatened or endangered.

Penguins are one of about 40 species of flightless birds. Other flightless birds include rheas, cassowaries, kiwis, ostriches and emus. While they can’t fly through the air with their flippers, many penguin species take to the air when they leap from the water onto the ice. Just before taking flight, they release air bubbles from their feathers. This cuts the drag on their bodies, allowing them to double or triple their swimming speed quickly and launch into the air.

Like other birds, penguins don’t have teeth. Instead they use their beak to grab and hold wiggling prey and have backward-facing fleshy spines that line the inside of their mouths & beak to help them get a good grip. These help them guide their fishy meals down their throat.

Penguins are carnivores: they feed on fish, squid, crabs, krill and other seafood they catch while swimming. During the summer, an active, medium-sized penguin will eat about 1 kilogram of food each day

Penguins’ unique colouring is called counter-shading. To predators looking down from above, the penguins’ black backs help them blend into the dark ocean. To predators looking up from underwater, the penguin’s white belly blends in against the light sky and snow. This helps them avoid predators, and hunt for fish unseen.

Penguin nesting areas are called “rookeries” and may contain thousands of pairs of birds. Each penguin has a distinct call, which allows individual penguins to find their mates and chicks even in the largest groups. (and they are really good listeners!)

Eating so much seafood means drinking a lot of saltwater, but penguins have a way to remove it. The supraorbital gland, located just above their eye, filters salt from their bloodstream, which is then excreted through the bill—or by sneezing! But this doesn’t mean they chug seawater to quench their thirst: penguins drink meltwater from pools and streams and eat snow for their hydration fix.

Another adaptive gland—the oil (also called preen) gland—produces waterproofing oil. Penguins spread this across their feathers to insulate their bodies and reduce friction when they glide through the water. Penguins spend several hours a day preening or caring for their feathers. If penguins don’t keep them well maintained, their feathers would not stay waterproof.

Feathers are quite important to penguins living around Antarctica during the winter. Penguins have more feathers than most other birds, averaging approximately 70 feathers per square inch. Emperor penguins have the highest feather density of any bird, at 100 feathers per square inch. In fact, the surface feathers can get even colder than the surrounding air, helping to keep the penguin’s body stays warm.

Penguins molt, or lose their feathers, once a year – the official term is a “catastrophic molt”. They always molt on land or ice and until they grow new waterproof coats, they are unable to go into the water. Most birds molt a few at a time throughout the year, but penguins lose them all at once. They can’t swim and fish without feathers, so they fatten themselves up beforehand to survive the 2–3 weeks it takes to replace them as they can lose about half their body weight during this time.

A group of penguins in the water is called a ‘raft’ – a group of penguins on land is called a waddle. Other collective nouns for penguins include: rookery, colony, and huddle.

How can you help?

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Help save this highly endangered species by ‘adopting’ a penguin today.
SANCCOB’s adoption programme is a pay-it-forward system. You make a donation towards our work by adopting and naming an African penguin that has, or will be, rehabilitated and released back into the wild by our dedicated staff. ‘Adopt’ and name a wild penguin – or choose one of SANCCOB’s home pen birds which live permanently at SANCCOB because they cannot survive in the wild …

Your donation helps cover the cost of fish, medication, water and other essentials. Because SANCCOB’s objective is to release as many of our rescued seabirds back into the wild as possible, you will not be able to visit or view ‘your’ penguin during rehabilitation, or track its movements after release.

You will however play a vital role in saving an African penguin … and give your adopted bird the chance to live a natural life in the wild, where it belongs.

Adopt a penguin today:  https://sanccob.co.za/adopt/

Cape Point Route has been celebrating penguins since 2004…read our penguin journey here and have a giggle at some of our penguin antics in pictures.

Visit Boulders Beach African Penguin colony in Simon’s Town to see these amazing birds.
Stay near the penguins in a choice of Simon’s Town Accommodation establishments.
Sea Kayak to the penguins – a fun activity on the water.

Cape Point Route loves World Penguin Day (we just love penguins)

Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

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Top 10 Reasons to go Autumn Camping in the Cape

At Cape Point Route we love autumn (and penguins) and it’s a favourite time of year to go camping. “Too cold?”, you ask – don’t worry – it’s not that cold or that wet, go with a little bit of preparation and the right gear to the right place… and you’ll extend your summer, beat the crowds and have star-filled nights to carry you into winter. Read on for the top 10 reasons to go Autumn Camping in the Cape AND the top 3 tented camps.

Silvermine Nature Reserve

Silvermine Nature Reserve

Extend your summer

Booking a campsite near the end of summer, makes it so much easier to commit and the best part is that it will extend your summer, when all your friends are stuck at home.

The weather

Cape Town has glorious autumn weather – there’s not often much wind, rain could be intermittent but the traditional Cape Town cold fronts seldom settle in during the autumn months so the days tend to be warm or crisp and the evenings chilly without Jack Frost arriving on your doorstep.  The days average 18C so perfect temperatures for hiking and activities, whilst bundling up at night is super cozy.

The scenery

Autumn colours start coming out – the lush greens evolve into reds, yellows, golds and browns – “fall foliage”. The clear, wind-free days provide fresh air for fabulous photos, there are incredible sunsets (and sunrises)

Fewer crowds

When the days get shorter and the nights get chillier, fewer people venture outdoors, so these are those magical days when you hike the beauty of Table Mountain and have it all to yourselves. Camps are less likely to be full and there is less chance of sharing the cooking facilities.

Getting cozy

Putting on your beanie and creating a warm haven inside your tent. Creeping up to the roaring fire and rotating body parts towards the heat.  Drinking steaming hot coffee or hot chocolate never tasted so good.  With the right clothes and gear, cooler temperatures make autumn camping more comfortable and more cozy than in mid-summer.

Campfires

With no wind restrictions – fires are allowed! Yay – there is nothing quite like sitting around a warm and toasty campfire with friends and family and toasting marshmallows. A fire is so inviting and brings the promise of fireside stories

Less bugs

Whilst Cape Town is not notorious for bugs, the cooler days mean there are fewer mosquitoes or nagging insects so life is just better outdoors.

Outdoor cooking

Hearty, healthy comfort food is completely on the menu! Comfort staples are necessary in the great outdoors!  And although there are fully equipped kitchens, there is nothing like cooking over an open fire – and the added bonus, if you make a mess there is not a lot to clean up!

The night sky

In autumn, more stars become visible earlier in the evening and you’ll have a greater chance at seeing them shining brightly in the sky and the air is crisper and clearer than in summer. Look out for Orion, the Southern Cross and other common constellations. You may even spot a falling star-don’t forget to make a wish!

Tented camps

Each Eco-Friendly camp can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests in 2 sleeper (One 4-sleeper tent at Orangekloof).  All camps offer hot water, comfortable beds, open fires, fully equipped self-catering communal kitchens/dining areas and communal bathrooms (Smitswinkel has en-suite bathrooms). All camps are easily accessible by car and have dedicated parking areas or by hiking trail  as the tented camps were designed and built as base camps for the Hoerikwaggo Trail.

Reasons we love these tented camps – especially in autumn

  • You don’t have to pitch a tent – they are permanent structures
  • They have real beds and real linen
  • You can drive there
  • The communal outdoor ablutions are gorgeous
  • Hot tip – Smitswinkel tented camp has en-suite bathrooms.

 Top 3 Tented Camps in Cape Town

Orangekloof Tented Camp


Experience this unique accommodation at Orange Kloof Tented Camp in Hout Bay, nestled among an ancient Afromontane forest. Fall asleep under a canopy of stars, listening to the Disa River and an owl hooting, waking to a bird chorus – it doesn’t get better than this. Orange Kloof tented camp in Hout Bay has always been a special piece of paradise.  R395 per person sharing. Enquire now

Slangkop Tented Camp

Nestled within indigenous Milkwoods, no more than 100m from the sea, this marine-themed tented camp is the perfect location to watch the sun sink in the Atlantic Ocean. Situated at the edge of the quaint village of Kommetjie, the camp offers a nature-based experience with the convenience of shops and restaurants close by. R395 per person sharing. Enquire Now

Smitswinkel Tented Camp

This is another “touching the earth lightly” camp built by SANparks. Located close to the entrance gate to the Cape of Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park – it is set in the shadows of a weathered Flowering Gum plantation. All tents are en-suite with a kitchenette. The communal boma has additional facilities.  R465 per person sharing. Enquire Now

Cape Point Route loves camping (and penguins)

Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

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Adopt two penguins for Valentine’s Day

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) has a Valentine’s Day gift that is sure to win your lovebird’s affections this year. For the month of February, you can adopt and name a pair of endangered African penguins. Penguins mate for life, so what better way of showing your devotion while helping to save a species.

Numbers of African penguins are dwindling, with less than 23 000 breeding pairs remaining in the wild. Due to their rapid decline, they were officially classified as endangered in 2010. Established in 1968, SANCCOB admits approximately 1 500 ill, injured, abandoned and oiled African penguins to its seabird centres in the Western and Eastern Cape every year. These penguins and other seabirds are admitted with the help of conservation partners and compassionate members of the public. Once admitted, SANCCOB’s dedicated staff and volunteers ensure that each bird gets the best possible care until they are ready for release back into the wild.

Some may say that penguins are a universal symbol of true and lasting love; despite their bond to remain together, various factors threaten their survival, including a decrease in food supply, lack of suitable habitat, predation, pollution and climate change.

This Valentine’s, the public can help save the endangered African penguin by adopting and naming two penguins from SANCCOB. Adoption costs are R600 (for an email pack) or R700 (for a postage pack) and include two penguin pictures, a short history of each penguin and a special thank you letter from your adopted penguins. Your donation helps to buy fish, medication and other essentials needed to rehabilitate our penguin patients. 

Visit www.sanccob.co.za to put your life-saving donation to good work and your lovebird will be ‘flipping’ with joy to receive this unique Valentine’s Day gift.
Please note that delivery is seven working days within South Africa and up to 14 working days across borders. Hurry, this romantic gift adoption promotion ends on 28 February 2017.

Cape Point Route loves Penguins 

Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

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Strategize to Energize – Plan your 2017 Corporate Calendar

Let Cape Point Route assist you with planning your corporate calendar to Strategize and Energize your team throughout 2017.

The corporate year holds more than just the initial strategic planning sessions Book your conferences, mid-year breaks, teambuilds, spouse programmes and a Year End Function.

Allow your team to regroup and focus on the year ahead by arranging an outdoor teambuilding event whilst the Cape Town weather smiles on the Mother City. Try some of these ideas to get started!

   

Roll out your 2017 with a corporate conference and getaway. Focus on the company goals away from the office, where you won’t be distracted by day-to-day admin. Check out some of these gorgeous getaways!

   

A mid-year team mobilization is a great way to keep the spirits high in the Cape Town winter months. There are heaps of indoor activities available to motivate the team under cloudy skies.

   

Getting out of the office for a fun teambuild, enables employees to relate to each other in different ways. Breaking out of their office personalities can generate meaningful, creative ideas. Inspire and motivate your team.

   

Wrap up the year with a bang and celebrate your success. This could be a themed event, group activity or an extravaganza with the team.  Have a look at these popular events to give you some ideas for your yearend planning.

   

Cape Point Route loves successful corporate events (and penguins)

Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

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Romancing the Cape

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and Cape Town is a truly romantic city.

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With spectacular backdrops of mountain and sea, it’s the perfect destination to escape with a loved one. February is magical in the Cape and with a diversity of accommodation and indulgent activities, you are sure to find a romantic package to suit you.

Country Chic | Noordhoek

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Stay at Noordhoek Hotel, a hidden gem in the heart of Noordhoek Farm Village, famed for its chilled country atmosphere and 9km stretch of white sandy beach where you will enjoy a 2 hour sunset Beach Horse Ride.  Find out more…

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Moonlight Magic | Simon’s Town

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The mountains and sea setting of  Simon’s Town makes for idyllic sunsets and magical moon and star gazing from the privacy of your secluded patio overlooking False Bay.  Experience this Romantic Getaway including 60 min full body massage in the privacy of your room, cosy eateries and trendy love nests. Find out more…

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Sensational Spa | Winelands

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Spend the day at Erinvale Estate Spa, set among trees, overlooking a sparkling pool and the majestic Helderberg Mountains.  This treat includes bubbly, relaxing steam room session, two spa treatments, healthy spa lunch, use of indoor heated whirlpool, accommodation and Full English Breakfast. Find out more…

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Cape Point Route loves Valentine’s Day (and penguins)

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Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

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Bidding for penguins: SANCCOB Benefit Auction

SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) is hosting its annual benefit auction on 18 November 2016 at the picturesque Moyo Restaurant in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (Cape Town). The event is held in partnership with South African National Parks (Table Mountain National Park) and ARG Design.

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As a non-profit organisation, SANCCOB’s annual benefit auction is a vital fundraising event in aid of the organisation’s year-round seabird conservation work. It is a premiere calendar event for supporters, including celebrities and special guests, who have the opportunity to bid on a range of exciting items and unique getaway experiences.

SANCCOB proudly welcomes singer, songwriter and speaker – Verity Price – as the special MC and auctioneer for the evening. Some of the items up for auction include sports memorabilia, high-end electronics and prized art. Tickets are R500 per person and include welcome drinks and a three-course gourmet meal paired with wines. Bookings may be made online at: www.sanccob.co.za/benefit-auctions

SANCCOB Benefit Auction Event details

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Date: 18 November 2016 (Friday)
Venue: Moyo Restaurant, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Newlands
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
Dress: Smart
Tickets: R500 per person (includes welcome drinks and three-course gourmet meal paired with wines)
Bookings online at www.sanccob.co.za/benefit-auctions
Limited tickets available

SANCCOB offers a 24-hour, 365-day rescue service for penguins and other seabirds at both of its centres in Table View (Western Cape) and Cape St Francis (Eastern Cape) and admits approximately 2 200 seabirds for rehabilitation every year.

Cape Point Route loves the SANCCOB Benefit Auction (& Penguins)

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Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

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High Flyers – Aerial Adventures in Cape Town

High Flyers – do it in the air when they visit Cape Town. We invite you to explore the Mother City from the air and get a bird’s eye view with these aerial adventures. Swing, soar, dive or fly Cape Town this summer for a new perspective of this incredible city which combines mountains and sea with an unforgettable urban experience.fit-header-high-flyers-1

If you airborne adventures are not for you and you’d rather keep your feet on the ground, we have plenty of activities and adventures on land and some fabulous Day Tours too.

Cape Zipline Adventure:  From R695 per personfit-zipline

Take to the air with this unforgettable zipline adventure as you slide from one platform to the next along a series of steel cables set amongst magnificent natural surroundings in Elgin.  You’ll fly past waterfalls and through valleys.
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Cape Town Helicopter Tours: From R1,200  per personfit-heli

Soar in a helicopter over Cape Town, feel the vibrations and sounds of this powerful flying machine as you gaze in wonderment at your bird’s eye view of sky, sea, mountain and city combined – the magic of Cape Town in aerial glory!
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Skydiving in Cape Town:  From R2,500 per person

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Get the thrill of freefall  with a tandem skydive. It’s one of the ‘must do’ things to take your breath away in Cape Town. Experience one of the best views in the world from altitude for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the Mother City.
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Cape Peninsula Scenic Flight: From R2,592 per person 

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“Untouched, unmatched, unforgettable”, are the words that ring true when passengers disembark this 60 Min Full Peninsula flight –  one of the most popular tours given the variation and diversity of Cape Town’s top landmarks including the Awesome Foursome:  Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak, Table Mountain & Robben Island. enquire-aerial-adventures

Cape Point Route loves Aerial Adventures (& Penguins)

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Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

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SANCCOB and SANParks celebrate African penguins

On 8 October 2016, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and South African National Parks (SANParks) celebrated African Penguin Awareness Day by releasing 13 rehabilitated African penguins and hosting an unique Penguin Festival at Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town.img_1768

On Saturday morning at 10h00, a large expectant crowd gathered at Seaforth Beach to witness the release of 13 African penguins back into the wild. All of the penguins were rehabilitated at SANCCOB’s seabird centre in Table View (Cape Town) after being admitted for various reasons including malnourishment, injuries or due to abandonment. Seven of the penguins were rescued from Betty’s Bay, two from Dassen Island, while the others were admitted from Fish Hoek, Lamberts Bay, Gordon’s Bay and Yzerfontein. SANCCOB volunteers and a few lucky members of the public got the chance to tip the penguin boxes to release the penguins.img_1783

Nicola van Rhyn, one of the SANCCOB volunteers who got a chance to tip a penguin box, said, “As a local volunteer, it really was such a special moment to be a part of the festival and especially to be given the opportunity to release two young penguins. Given the status of the African penguin, it was a moving experience and very rewarding to participate.”

To the jubilation of the crowd, the penguins quickly waddled their way back into the ocean as a few resident penguins came to welcome the new group of penguins to the picturesque colony.img_1794

Following the release, festivalgoers made their way to the Simon’s Town Navy Sports Fields next to Seaforth Beach for the start of the much-anticipated Penguin Festival. This year’s event included three big tented areas with live music by The Professors, an array of children’s entertainment, food trucks, craft beer, wine-tasting and marine exhibitons by BirdLife SA, the City of Cape Town Environmental Education Trust, Two Oceans Aquarium, South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI), South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), SANParks and SANCCOB.

Festivalgoers were also treated to a special cooking demonstration by SASSI Braai Ambassadors, teams ‘Rust and Dust’ and ‘Smoke, Sweat and Tears’, who only used SASSI-approved ingredients to cook up a tantalising lunch course for eight lucky winners on the day. SANParks’ Honorary Rangers were also on hand to braai their hugely popular boerewors rolls in aid of the festival.img_1975

SANCCOB and SANParks extends a special thank you to the Hans Hoheisen Charitable Trust, managed by Nedbank Private Wealth, for sponsoring the 2016 Penguin Festival and making the event a resounding success.

African Penguin Awareness Day is dedicated to raising worldwide awareness about the plight of the endangered African penguin, the only penguin endemic to the African continent. With the help of partners such as SANParks, SANCCOB admits close to 1 500 African penguins (and 1 000 other seabirds) for rehabilitation to its centres and releases them back into to the wild to boost the wild African penguin population. Alarmingly, only 2.5% of the African penguin population remain in the wild today.img_1937

Together, SANCCOB, SANParks and their partners in conservation are at the forefront of saving the charismatic African penguin species. All proceeds from the festival are donated to SANCCOB in support of their African penguin conservation work.

Seven ways you can help to conserve African penguins:

  1. Adopt and name an African penguin by visiting http://sanccob.co.za/adopt/
  2. Report injured penguins and/or oiled birds to SANCCOB by calling (021) 557 6155 (normal work hours) / 078 638 3731 (after hours & weekends) or to SANParks on 021 786 2329 (office hours) or 0861 106417 (24-hour emergency number)
  3. Donate to SANCCOB online at http://sanccob.co.za/donate.php or see what items are needed on SANCCOB’s Wish List http://sanccob.co.za/involved/#wishlist
  4. Visit SANCCOB’s online shop for penguin goodies at http://sanccob.co.za/shop.php
  5. Raise funds for SANCCOB by simply swiping your MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card: http://sanccob.co.za/involved/#myschool
  6. Volunteer at SANCCOB by emailing volunteers@sanccob.co.za
  7. Start your own fundraising campaign for SANCCOB with Givengain: https://www.givengain.com/c/sanccob

African Penguin Awareness Day is also being celebrated at a second penguin release and festival at the Stony Point penguin colony in Betty’s Bay on 15 October 2016. Hosted by SANCCOB and CapeNature, the event includes a snoek braai competition, community market, a puppet show, educational activities and various marine exhibitions, all in the name of the endangered African penguin.

Cape Point Route loves the Penguin Festival and Penguins. african-penguin

Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

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Top 5 Themed Year End Functions in Cape Town

Spice up your Cape Town Year End Function with a themed event.  If you are planning your year-end, award ceremony or Christmas party, then transform the occasion into a spectacular event with a themed function including decor and accessories.yef-themes-header3

From barn dances to formal dining and classy cocktails to themed dinner-dances.  Dress-up or dress-down but let the alter-ego shine at the Company Function. Take a look at these selected 2016 themes  and venues in Cape Town, which we’ve standardised to include the venue, a meal and an activity within the chosen theme. The rest – well that’s up to you!

Cape Point Route will donate a Santa Shoebox for every Year End Function booked.

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YEEHAH!  It’s Party Time in the Wild Wild West on the “The Ranch” in Cape Town.  Here your guests can dress up as cowboys and cowgirls where they may even learn some new skills…line dancing, bucking bulls and saloon shooting! No of persons: Min 60 | Max 450

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Experience an elegant Masked Murder Mystery Dinner in the heart of the Winelands on a Cape Dutch-style farmstead dating back to the 1700s, the perfect venue for an evening of mystery and magic.  No of persons: Min 15 | Max 150
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Under The Sea

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Perfectly situated on the V&A Waterfront, the Two Oceans Aquarium is renowned for its magnificent marine displays as well as its distinctive venues.  This world-class facility is the ideal place to thrill guests from formal dinners to cocktails parties overseen by ragged-tooth sharks! No of persons: Min 30 | Max 350

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Casino Royale in a Venetian Palace04-yef-casino

An over-the-top experience of a life time!  Dress the part, order the Martini, and Play to Win!  An evening of glamour, thrill and fortune…at the enchanting Casa Labia our very own Venetian Palace. No of persons: Min 50 | Max 100

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The Great Gatsby05-yef-great-gatsby

A roaring 1920’s Gatsby Themed Dinner Dance awaits you at the Cape Town Club in a private venue including sit down dinner and dance with tunes provided by a DJ to suit the theme.  No of persons: Min 30 | Max 100

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Cape Point Route loves Year End Functions (& Penguins)

Cape Point Route are specialists in the south peninsula of Cape Town – we live, work and play here and are passionate about the area, it’s conservation and it’s surrounds.

Call Cape Point Route on 021 789 0093 or visit www.capepointroute.co.za
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