At the start of the 2019 March for the Penguins.

Over 200 people walked, waddled or ran in the annual March for the Penguins held at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS) in Gansbaai. The 5km fun walk arranged by the Dyer Island Conservation Trust has become a highlight on the calendar for locals and visitors to Gansbaai.

The event creates awareness about the endangered status of the African penguin and raises funds for the rehabilitation efforts of the APSS. Adults, children, dogs, friends and families enjoyed the fun event.

The sanctuary depends heavily on donations to help save our feathered friends. All support in terms of visits, donations and time is invaluable to the successful operation of the APSS and the conservation of the African penguin.

The successful event was made possible by the generous support of donors, committed volunteers and hardworking staff. A great BIG penguin thank you to everybody. To see how much fun was had by all, please click the pics

Special thanks to prize sponsors: Dyer Island Cruises; Grootbos Private Nature Reserve; LaPentola; Great White House; The Shack Distillery.

Donations: Gansbaai Spar; Cape Cup

Much appreciation to all our volunteers who played various roles on the event, with a special mention for:

Overstrand Traffic Department

Overstrand Traffic Department

Emergency Medical Rescue

Emergency Medical Rescue

Longstanding APSS volunteers without whom our work would not be possible with a special mention to Gerhard our Penguin man and Coffee organiser Catherine

Gerhard the APSS penguin man

Pancake flipper Hannes and his hard-working family that is always willing to flip that extra pancake

Flipping pancakes for penguins

Nico, Amanda and Joanne for registration and flyers

March for the Penguins registration team

Glenda – Gansbaai Tourism and Derek at the water tables and all the other marshalls along the route

March for the Penguins water table

The staff of Marine Dynamics, Dyer Island Cruises, Marine Dynamics Academy and our International Marine Volunteers

Anza Music Services

Anza Music