Penguin Festival at Boulders Beach, Sat 11, 10h00-14h00. Penguin beach release, raptor and magic shows, treasure hunt, kids’ games and more.
Celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day on 11 October 2014 – a day dedicated to raising worldwide awareness about the plight of the endangered African penguin. It is often an unknown fact that less than 2% of the African penguin population remain in the wild today.
Together, SANCCOB, SANParks (South African National Parks) and its partners in conservation are at the forefront of saving the only penguin species to occur naturally on the African continent.
Join them for these activities below:
Penguin Beach Release
Location: Seaforth Beach, Simon’s Town
Experience a real-life beach release of African penguins as they waddle their way back into the wild. With the help of SANParks and its partners, SANCCOB admits close to 1500 African penguins (and a 1 000 other seabirds) for rehabilitation to its centres and release them back into to the wild to bolster the wild African penguin population. Get a chance to see this moving event first-hand on African Penguin Awareness Day. Parking can be found at the Seaforth beach parking area. A popular event for the local residents of Simon’s Town – it is best to arrive early.
Location: Boulders Beach Lodge and Restaurant, Simon’s Town
A fun-filled day of festivities for young and old – located at the picturesque Boulders Beach. Activities include snake and raptor shows, games for the family, environmental exhibition stalls, raffles, food stalls and a chance to meet SANCCOB’s ambassador penguin. One of the highlights of the day is a SASSI sustainable seafood braai by contestants from The Ultimate Braai Master, sponsored by Pick ‘n Pay. The festival and its various activities can be found at the parking area at the end of Bellevue Road, Simon’s Town.
Where: Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town