SANCCOB fundraisers a huge success

APAD-BarometerDear SANCCOB supporter


It is with great humility that we extend a HUGE THANK YOU to you for helping us make the SANCCOB annual benefit auction and the Simon’s Town Penguin Festival 2012 successful beyond measure.


Your generosity has enabled us to overshoot our target of R240 000/US$30 000, and to raise a whopping R344 100 – the largest amount yet raised in the 12 years that the events have been running.



We truly could not have reached such heights without your contribution. The auction, hosted by Col’Cacchio Cavendish Square, was a night to remember, and more than 800 people witnessed the release of a group of penguins rehabilitated at SANCCOB back into the wild and joined us for the penguin festival in Simon’s Town.


Rest assured your contribution towards SANCCOB’s work directly supports African penguin and vulnerable seabird conservation.  


We look forward to 2013!


The greatest gratitude from the bottom of our hearts.


Margaret, Francois and the rest of the SANCCOB team

What We Do

SANCCOB is at the forefront of saving African penguins and other threatened seabirds.  It never takes a day off and its rehabilitation team is on 24-hour call.

SANCCOB deploys its specialist emergency response skills in Africa, the Indian Ocean region, Antarctica and Sub-Antarctic. Through its training academy it equips people to work in the environmental sector; and a passion to instill pride and knowledge about marine conservation drives its education programmes.

SANCCOB is a leader in seabird disease research.

LATEST AFRICAN PENGUIN FIGURES released by South African Department of Environmental Affairs (2012):

18 683 breeding pairs in the wild in South Africa (excludes Namibian figures)





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Product in Store

  • Peter the Penguin Book
    Peter the Penguin Book
    A fun and informative book about Peter the penguin and focuses on his experience of the 2000 Treasure Oil Spill that put 40 000 penguins at risk.
  • Big Spill
    Big Spill
    This book tells the story of Peter, Pamela and Percy and their experience during the 2000 Treasure Oil spill, during which time SANCCOB rehabilitated nearly 19 500 African penguins.
  • City Slickers DVD
    City Slickers DVD
    15 years ago, a handful of African Penguins, normally found only on remote islands off the Southern African coast, stumbled across one of the Cape's most beautiful and popular tourist beaches.
  • Ordinary Membership
    Ordinary Membership
    1 Year membership for South African residents. Click on 'Product Details' to purchase.
  • Baseball cap
    Baseball cap
    A fashionable SANCCOB branded baseball cap. Fits all sizes. Only available in blue.
  • Adopt a Penguin (DELUXE)
    Adopt a Penguin (DELUXE)
    Adopt and name an African penguin that has been cared for and released back into the wild by SANCCOB. Get an added SANCCOB Carry bag, fluffy African penguin and African penguin postcard with the new Deluxe Adoption pack.
  • Adopt a Penguin
    Adopt a Penguin
    Adopt and name an African penguin that has been cared for and released back into the wild by SANCCOB.
  • Make a Donation
    Make a Donation
    Your gift will go directly towards conserving southern Africa's seabirds. To allocate your donation to a specific project or cause, please select the appropriate option from the drop-down list. For donations in South African Rand (ZAR) please use the space below. For international donations in USD, Euro, etc. please use the PayPal donator on the right. No Paypal account needed.
  • Private Tour
    Private Tour
    If you love penguins or would like to know more about these charismatic creatures then SANCCOB's specialist "behind the scenes" tour is a must. Fill in our booking form, send it to us and you

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