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wildlife spotting

The Original African Penguin Walk

wildlife spotting

The Original African Penguin Walk

200 reviews
Just booked! Get your spot before it's too late.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English
wildlife spotting

The Original African Penguin Walk

wildlife spotting

The Original African Penguin Walk

200 reviews
Just booked! Get your spot before it's too late.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Dive into the fascinating life of these endangered birds, off the beaten track and away from the tourist traps. Over the space of an easy, 2 hour-walk across beach, tarred road and wooded boardwalk, we will go "behind the scenes" and into secret spaces seldom seen by others as we discover these amazing birds at all different stages of their lifecycle. From encountering sprightly new-born chicks during breeding-season (March to July) to seeing the adults in their annual moult (September to November), or just to enjoy the sight of penguins being penguins, you will learn how to tell a "she" from a "he", how to tell their age and also participate in real-time research by helping to collect data about the birds we encounter. We will meet a supporting cast of coastal creatures; myriad other bird species, insects, plants, reptiles and mammals. Our journey ends back at our conservation NGO headquarters for a refreshing juice, healthy snack and a chat about it all. 100% of your fee for this transformative experience goes back to helping to save the penguins. Support ethical, responsible, sustainable tourism!

What's included

Food
Doughnuts!
Drinks
Fruit juice

Your host

Jon
950
Guests hosted
2015
Joined Airbnb
2
Experiences hosted

Jon

I am a life-time penguin conservationist, also a widely-published journalist, author, game ranger, shark-loving surfer and part-time snake wrangler with a story or two to tell. My career as a conservationist was inspired at the age of nine when I encountered the first pair of African penguins to ever nest on Boulders Beach and wrote a story about them that got published, thus beginning my journey with penguins that has Iasted 36 years. The unfinished story of the endangered African penguin is currently being written and I invite you to be a part of it...

About the organization

AfriOceans conservation Alliance

AfriOceans Conservation Alliance (AOCA) is a registered non-profit organisation known globally for its unique campaign work, exciting research projects and education and awareness initiatives. AOCA are considered leaders in shark conservation and marine-focused environmental education in South Africa. They conduct REAL Projects: Research. Education. Awareness and Lobbying initiatives.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to AfriOceans conservation Alliance.

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Where you'll be

Our walk begins on historic Seaforth Beach. We will visit secret coves and pathways used by penguins via a "secret beach" before heading into national park land for a view of how tourism impacts the birds. The walk culminates on a secluded walkway for the finale of the African Penguin story. Note: entrance into Boulders Beach park will be on discussion and according to crowds on the day.

Availability

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

If I am not available, your guide will be another penguin expert (Terry or Becca). Bring sunblock + a sunhat + sunglasses. Selfie-sticks are not permitted. The walk is generally doable in all weather
Jon
wildlife spotting
The Original African Penguin Walk
200 reviews
From $29/person
200 reviews
From $29/person