St. Croix Island
The St Croix Room is named after the St Croix Island.
Port Elizabeth St Croix IslandThe St Croix Island Marine Reserve is a penguin sanctuary located near the mouth of the Coega River in Algoa Bay, approximately 22 km north-east of Port Elizabeth.
The marine reserve consists of three islands, St Croix, Jahleel, and Brenton.
Boats are not permitted to land on the islands, but various charter boat cruises offer trips to the islands to watch the antics of the penguins.
Sizeable numbers of Cape Cormorants and Whitebreasted Cormorants, African Black Oystercatchers and Rock Pigeons breed on the Islands of the Cross.
A few Grey Herons and Black-headed Herons build their nests on the top sections of Jahleel and St Croix.