SAPREC (Seabird and Penguin Rehabilitation Centre) was established and recognised by Cape Nature in March 2005. Carol Walton who founded the centre has been working with penguins and sea birds for over twenty years, with the help of Dr Frans de Graaff from Hartenbos Animal Hospital.

The African Penguin as well as the Cape Gannet are classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

It is our vision to the move the rehabilitation centre to a tourist area in Mossel bay and build a wonderful facility to interact with our amazing seabirds.

We are a registered Non Profit Organization.

We are registered for Tax Exemption so this is a wonderful opportunity to assist us! Please email or phone us for the Exemption Reference Number. 

Should you wish to support Saprec with funding, sponsorship, products or prizes no matter how big or small, we would be very grateful.

Kindly contact our Fundraising Manager, Nadine Clarke

Enjoy a unique experience up close with the African Penguin
Feeding Times: 9am & 2pm
R50 per adult and R20 per child
Please note: 
This is a viewing experience only, no personal interaction with a penguin or seabirds will take place - #handsoffourwildlife
We look forward to you visiting us soon!



Saprec relies on members of the public to report any seabird in distress.  We collect the birds and take them straight to the centre.



Saprec carries out a step by step rehabilitation process on all penguins and other seabirds.


Vet Check

All seabirds are given the all clear from the vet, Dr de Graaff, before release.  They are also given a microchip



Following Dr de Graaff's go ahead, as well as the correct weather conditions, we release seabirds back into the ocean