Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Half Day City Tour including SAMREC

Shore Excursions in South Africa

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Enjoy a half day city tour of Port Elizabeth and experience some of the many wonderful sights and sounds this city has to offer. The tour also includes a visit to SAMREC, the South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre, in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve. SAMREC is a non-profit organisation that was formed mainly to care for sick or injured African penguins because of their vulnerability. Their work is considered as vital, particularly since St Croix Island in Port Elizabeth’s bay is now the biggest breeding colony in the world.
Enjoy a half day city tour of Port Elizabeth and experience some of the many wonderful sights and sounds this city has to offer. The tour also includes a visit to SAMREC, the South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre, in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve. In 2000, the South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre, a non-profit organisation, was formed, mainly to care for sick or injured African Penguins because of their vulnerability; now they see their work as vital, particularly as St Croix Island in Port Elizabeth’s bay is now the biggest breeding colony in the world.SAMREC is open from 9:30am to 3:30pm every day except Christmas and New Year. Tours of the bird hospital and premises can take place at any time. One of the best times to be at SAMREC is at 2:30pm when one can watch the dedicated volunteers and staff feed the penguin patients. The feeding of the penguins can also be watched from the Flying Penguin coffee shop whilst one enjoys a light meal and/or cup of coffee.

What’s included

  • Return transfers from Port Elizabeth port
  • Services of a qualified guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Small-group tour

What’s not included

  • Lunch

Highlights

  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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