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This table will help you to determine which authority to contact if you see a problem at a penguin colony. The responsible management authorities are as follows:

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West Coast Islands

Jutten Island

Vondeling Island

Algoa Bay Islands
Bird Island

Seal Island

Jahleel Island

St Croix Island

Responsible Authority

South African National Parks 

Contact details

Pierre Nel


William Brink


Rob Milne

Stony Point

Dassen Island

Dyer Island

De Hoop MPA

False Bay

Seal Island


Dassen Island - Johan Visagie


Dyer Island – Andre Marais


Stony Point -  Ziyaad Erasmus


De Hoop – Mark Williams

Robben Island

Robben Island

Simon’s Town

Burgher’s Walk

Boulders Beach

Seaforth Beach

Windmill Beach

City of Cape Town














Arne Purves 

082 940 8937

(General Coastal matters and penguin emergencies– all hours)


Mashudu Mashau

076 624 7454

(Penguin matters – working hours)


Penguin Rangers

064 844 9075

(Penguin emergencies – work hours)

Faroeshka Rogers 

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