Annual Penguin Festival in Simon's Town
The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) will host its 17th annual Penguin Festival on Saturday, 5 October 2019, in collaboration with the City of Cape Town, Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET) and South African National Parks (SANParks). Each year, SANCCOB dedicates a day of public celebration to raise awareness of the endangered African penguin species, which is kick-started with a public beach release of rehabilitated African penguins at Seaforth Beach.
The event begins at 10h00 at Seaforth Beach and members of the public are invited to watch the box tipping as the penguins waddle out to freedom. SANCCOB will briefly address the crowd to share reasons for bird admissions and explain the rehabilitation leading to the point of release back to the wild. At 10h30 the rest of the festivities will take place at Simon’s Town School in Harrington Road, within walking distance from the beach release site and adequate parking at the school’s hostel.
There will be educational exhibits with an environmental spin by exhibitors, food vendors, boerewors rolls made with love by the SANParks Honourary Rangers, and a designated craft beer and wine area.
Entry is free and children can access the Kids’ Zone at R50 per child.
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