More Ways To Learn

SANCCOB centres offer learning experiences for all ages, be it in-person or virtual, near or far.


Environmental education experiences at our Cape Town and Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) centres are designed to highlight our conservation message. Our educators work with you to develop the best learning experience for your class, either at SANCCOB, or at your school. We offer many interesting and engaging lessons, including tours of the facility, bird watching and beach clean-ups.

To book your SANCCOB experience, please contact us via email at for Cape Town or for Gqeberha.

Alternatively, call us on +27 21 557 6155 for Cape Town or +27 41 583 1830 for Gqeberha.

Educational Talks and Lectures

We’ll bring our informative and entertaining talks to your school, library, church, retirement village or business premises, or visit our centres for an on-site group tour and presentation. Contact our Education departments to enquire with via email at (Cape Town) or with Simbonile at (Gqeberha). If you have specific aspects or outcomes in mind then be sure to let us know.

Skype Lessons

SANCCOB’s Education Department in Cape Town offers 30-minute Skype sessions to learners across the globe, and includes a penguin adoption for the group. Each session entails an interactive lesson on African penguins, a variety of seabirds, marine conservation, and a virtual encounter with an African penguin in SANCCOB’s care. Enquire at to book or call +27 21 557 6155.

Clubs For Young People in Gqeberha – Eastern Cape

SANCCOB Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) in the Eastern Cape offers conservation-focused educational meet ups for young people, which includes a chance to assist with kid-friendly and supervised tasks around the centre.

The Little Blues Club (6–11 year olds)

The Little Blues Club (6–11 year olds) gathers on the second Saturday of every month from 09h00 to 12h00. Attendees receive a fun-filled lesson and participate in a related activity which could include beach clean-ups, assistance with small tasks in the Rehabilitation Department, nature walks artwork and loads more.

The cost is R65 per child and includes a light lunch. Please contact Simbonile at for more information.

The Penguin Protectors Club (12-17 year olds)

The Penguin Protectors Club (12-17 year olds) members meets on the fourth Saturday of each month from 09h00 to 12h00 to enjoy a fun lesson to stimulate environmental interests, assist with tasks at the facility, as well as participate in activities such as beach clean-ups and nature walks.

The cost is R65 per session and a light lunch will be included.
Connect with for more information and to join the Penguin Protectors Club.