Category Archives: Cause

Show some penguin love this Valentine’s Month with a 2-for-1 adoption special.

Penguins mate for life and are a universal symbol of true and lasting love. But even penguins could use a little extra love. In South Africa, less than 2% of the endangered African penguin population remains in the wild. This … Continue reading

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Penguins safe at SANCCOB after Rietvlei fire

SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) had to evacuate approximately 300 penguins and other seabirds from their seabird centre after fires flared up at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve on Thursday evening, 5 November. Firefighters from … Continue reading

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Celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day on 17 October

17 October 2015 (Saturday) is African Penguin Awareness Day, dedicated to raising worldwide awareness about the plight of the endangered African penguin – the only penguin endemic to the African continent. Join the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of … Continue reading

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Not everybody loves penguins

Itinerant wordsmith, Jennifer Stern, (Jen, Jennifer but never Jenny), re-sent us this blog article from her archives.  Jen is  a long time friend of penguins, and personally owns a fluffy penguin called Pudding, who regular needs washing from his adventures.  … Continue reading

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African Penguin Awareness Day & SANCCOB benefit auction

17 October is African Penguin Awareness Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness worldwide about the plight of the endangered African penguin – the only penguin endemic to the African continent. In celebration of these charismatic birds, the 12th annual … Continue reading

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Where to Watch the Rugby World Cup 2015 in the south peninsula

It’s the biggest rugby tournament in the World.  Rugby World Cup 2015 is being hosted in England from the 18 September – 31 October, 2015.  That’s 6 weeks, with 13 venues. 20 International Rugby teams take on the challenge to … Continue reading

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Best Braai Spots in the Cape Peninsula  

24 September is Heritage Day, and a Public Holiday in South Africa.  It has become an annual day of celebration and is also known as National Braai Day.  Whether you call it Chisa Nyama, Braai or Ukosa – we as … Continue reading

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Earthwave Beach Festival, Muizenberg: 26 – 27 September 2015

Since 2006, the popular Earthwave Beach Festival has taken place annually at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg. This year, Cape Town’s biggest ‘celebration of beach culture’ is back once again to not only improve on the Guinness World Record they set in 2011 for the … Continue reading

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Get free access to parks during SA National Parks Week

If there was ever a time to be happy you’re a South African, it’s September. Between 14 and 18 September, South Africans will have free access to almost all of the SANParks National Parks in celebration of SA National Parks … Continue reading

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Chaeli Kili Climbers 2015

On the 29th August 2015, a team of conquerors will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with the aim to show how important it is to work together to attain a seemingly impossible goal. That goal is to show that one’s physical … Continue reading

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