Penguin campaign

The sixth annual Penguin Promises Waddle for a Week will take place from Monday April 11 to Saturday April 16.

Once again, the waddlers will set off from Gansbaai and walk to Simon’s Town over six days.

Along the way they will raise awareness about the plight of the endangered African penguin, as well as the environment, and collect promises as part of the Penguin Promises campaign.

The Penguin Promises Waddle for a Week started in 2011 and is a conservation programme of the African Association of Zoos and Aquaria.

This initiative encourages people to make behavioural changes which have a positive impact on the environment.

The 16 waddlers, tackling the 120km walk, are animal keepers from around the country as well as other animal penguin enthusiasts and environmental supporters.

You can support the initiative by simply promising to make a change in your daily life. These promises are funnelled through the Penguin Promises campaign and can be submitted to

On the final day of the Waddle, Saturday April 16, the group will depart from Surfer’s Corner at Muizenberg and will walk to Simon’s Town, where they are due to arrive at 1pm.

Visit or email Hayley McLellan on hayley.mclellan@ for more information about the Penguin Promises Waddle for a Week.