Penguin Rescue

Cape Town`s wild seas are prone to ships having oil spills, which is very bad news for endangered sea birds like the African Penguin that lives and swims along the Cape Coast.

Due to pollution and climate change penguin chicks are becoming more and more vulnerable, and without intervention they would face extinction. This project has stepped up to the plate and is doing all it can to nurture and rescue penguins and other sea birds in distress. Volunteers get involved with the day-to day care of seabirds: washing oil off seabirds, feeding them fish and cleaning their swimming pools. Once the sea birds are healthy and fit enough to survive, they are released back into the wild.

  • Min Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Arrival City: Cape Town


  • FREE 3 Day (Thurs-Sun) Y2A Orientation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Host Family/Volunteer House/Backpackers & 2meals
  • Cape Peninsular Tour
  • 2 Free Surf lessons
  • Socials
  • Project Transport to/from Volunteer project