Penguin Waddle 2016
April 12, 2016 Posted by Brenda Du Toit
The annual Waddle for a week, now its sixth year, kicked off from the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary – APSS in Kleinbaai, Gansbaai on Monday 11 April. The APSS team, Strandveld Hiking Group, representatives from Gansbaai tourism, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust and Whale Coast Conservation team as well as the young ones from Gansbaai Primary School greeted the group of 16 Waddlers. The group arrived at APSS on Sunday for an educational behind-the-scenes tour with penguin whisperer, Xolani.
The Dyer Island Conservation Trust has supported the Penguin Promises Waddle project since it first kicked off on May 23rd back in 2011. The Waddle covers a total distance of 125km’s From Kleinbaai all along to coast to Boulders Beach in Simons Town (See map here). Day 1 covered the distance between Gansbaai and Stanford.
Making a Penguin Promise
A Penguin Promise is a commitment to make a change in your life, which will ultimately have a positive impact on the environment. You can make your promise at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary and deposit it into our lovely penguin post box and she goes by the name of Hope.