Cape St Francis

About Penguin Rescue & Rehabilitation

Situated at the Seal Point Lighthouse in Cape St Francis and as part of a good ongoing working relationship with Portnet; a marine bird rehabilitation centre has been established, which provides treatment and temporary care to injured, displaced or oiled marine birds.

Their care is extended to all indigenous bird but the focus of their attention is on the endangered African Penguin. The service extended by Penguin Rescue involves responding to emergency situations, providing immediate medical attention, housing and feeding the injured marine birds, expertly managing their captivity and then their release back to sea. They also fulfill an educating role which includes providing information to visiting school tours and tourists.

You can become actively involved in a number of ways : becoming a member and paying an annual subscription which will assist in the financing of this whole valuable scheme, sponsoring a rescued bird and in reporting stranded or injured birds if you should come across one.

The Rehabilitation Centre is designed in such a way that the public will always be able to view the penguins, whether through the big viewing windows or in the outside pen. Feeding times vary, but normally volunteers will feed from 08:30 in the morning and from 15:30 in the afternoon.

Please note that members of the public are not allowed inside any of the enclosures due to strict permit conditions.

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WhereThe Rehabilitation Centre at the Light House, Cape St Francis, Eastern Cape

WhenFeeding times vary, but normally volunteers will feed from 08:30 in the morning and from 15:30 in the afternoon.

How muchDonations appreciated

OvernightStay nearby in Cape St Francis, in Eastern Cape


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