• If you love penguins or would like to know more about these charismatic creatures thenSANCCOB’s specialist ‘behind the scenes’ tour is a must.Our trained guide will take you and your party on an exclusive private tour through the SANCCOB centre where you will get a glimpse into the working life of a busy seabird hospital to see how the birds are cared for, treated and fed …. and if you’re lucky you’ll get to have a personal penguin encounter with our ambassador penguin.


Tour Times

  • Monday – Friday 10:00 – 16:00 (excluding public holidays).
  • Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday 10:00 – 14:00

Behind the Scene Tour

  • Max of 10 for a behind the scene tour of our centre (tour guides included), other groups/individuals can join the tour.
  • R50 p/p.
  • A Telephonic/email bookings will be accepted for behind the scene tour (must be done at least 1 day in advance).
  • Duration of behind the scene tour 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Children’s Tour

  • Max of 10 for a children’s tour of our centre.
  • Children pay R50 p/p and parents pay R25 p/p.
  • Tour includes a shortened 30 minute tour of our facility followed by a 30 minute activity of arts and crafts, story time or games!

Full Day Tour

  • Max of 25 for a full day tour of our centre (tour guides included).
  • R200 p/p.
  • Tour includes an academic presentation, a full behind the scenes tour of our facility, an encounter with one of our ambassador birds, bird watching at Reitvlei and a lunch.

Tours are weather permitting (as the centre is not covered) and also set on availability of staff members.

Tel: (021) 557 6155