Category Archives: Wildlife

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Wild About Whales

In South Africa we are privileged to live in a natural environment, where 2 great oceans converge and one can experience the combination of land and sea.  South Africa (and the Western Cape in particular) remains one of the world’s … Continue reading

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World Penguin Day and the Plight of the African Penguin

25 April 2016 is World Penguin Day – a day to celebrate penguins around the world.  It’s a day to share the love of penguins, find out more about penguins, explore what others have to say about penguins and tell … Continue reading

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First penguins of 2016 hatch at SANCCOB

The first four endangered African penguin eggs of the year have hatched at SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds), the non-profit seabird centre in Cape Town, South Africa. During what the organisation calls egg-season, African … Continue reading

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Show some penguin love this Valentine’s Month with a 2-for-1 adoption special.

Penguins mate for life and are a universal symbol of true and lasting love. But even penguins could use a little extra love. In South Africa, less than 2% of the endangered African penguin population remains in the wild. This … Continue reading

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Celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day on 17 October

17 October 2015 (Saturday) is African Penguin Awareness Day, dedicated to raising worldwide awareness about the plight of the endangered African penguin – the only penguin endemic to the African continent. Join the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of … Continue reading

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