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South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre

#5 of 77 things to do in Port Elizabeth Features Animals
Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 41 583 1830
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This is something very interesting to see

WE took our niece to visit SAMREC. It was our first visit as well. What an expierence and the tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leonie F
Penguin reserve well looked after by volunteers

Very informative talk by passionate people. Also displays very informative. Tanks have penguins of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Abdool M
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Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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+27 41 583 1830
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Reviewed 3 days ago

WE took our niece to visit SAMREC. It was our first visit as well. What an expierence and the tour through the rehabilitation centre with the tour guide was so interesting.

Thank Leonie F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very informative talk by passionate people. Also displays very informative. Tanks have penguins of all sizes and some in rehab mode.

Thank Abdool M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was worth going to see and they need the support looks like the place isnt getting enough money but their hearts are in the right place

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the kids here to see the Penguins! It was very informative and humbling to see what they have done for these animals. It was much shorter / smaller than we expected but kids loved it and we had a great time. It's also...More

Thank burmateak
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you are nearby come and visit. It´s a hospital for pingvines. No tours etc. We spend 30 min here. Good to see that the pingvins are look after very well. Lovley beach to walk along afterwards.

Thank Nellienos
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great place to visit and learn about the work being undertaken to safeguard the penguin. A fascinating bird that can amuse and entertain.

Thank ROBINONorwich
Reviewed 31 January 2017

rescue penguins amongst other seabirds rescued from the surrounding area. It was an excellent way to observe penguin behaviour and interactions and watch them being fed by the caring staff. The indoor exhibit was very informative as well. Definitely worth a visit, plus you are...More

Thank Tara Z
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We found this by accident but so glad that we went. It is a small rescue centre, manned mostly by friendly and enthusiastic volunteers. You can get very close to the penguins and feeding time was worth waiting for.

Thank Rob_and_Kate_Scotia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Good experience to see the penguins and the good work that is being carried out looking after them. Facilities needs some upgrades.

Thank 888clintg
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Went as a family and enjoyed every minute. The volunteers were amazing ! One does not expect to get anything to eat.. however, we were served delicious toasted sandwiches ! Thank you guys... we will be back.

Thank Norma M
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Joan6566
do you have daily shows and at what times
11 July 2015|
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Response from Carolina M |
They don't have shows, the animals are just there.
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Joan6566
do you have daily shows and if so, what are the times of the performances
11 July 2015|
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Rue S
Hie Do i need to buy a ticket or make a booking?If i could get your email adress or phone number please.
27 March 2015|
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Response from Carolina M |
No, you don't need a ticket.
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