SANCCOB will host its 17th annual Penguin Festival on Saturday, 5 October 2019, in collaboration with the City of Cape Town, CTEET and 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.
This year Kfm’s mascot, Rocket, will also tip a box!
The festival that follows will take place at Simon's Town High School and the organisation will bring like-minded entities together to exhibit their conservation efforts and educate festival guests on how to make an impact of their own.
The event begins at 10am 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 High 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. Regrettably, no dogs are allowed at this event.
This annual event is a platform to highlight the plight of the iconic African penguin species and educate the public on how to play their part in supporting SANCCOB’s conservation efforts and those of all collaborators and exhibitors.
• Parking for the beach release is available at the Navy’s parking at the end of Martello Road.
• Attendees can walk up Whalers Way to the Main Road’s pedestrian crossing to reach the festival, following the festival signage from the beach release.
• There is a stop and drop option on Harrington Road at the venue’s entrance.
• Event parking is available at the school’s hostels at the top of Harrington Road.
Kfm's mascot, Rocket will be joining the box tipping at the Annual Penguin Festival in Simon's Town. We hope to see you there!