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African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

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Lion Park Road, Pietermaritzburg 3730, South Africa
+27 31 785 4382
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A definite sanctuary

This sanctuary is doing wonderful work! They rescue birds from the local valley, rehabilitate and... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
via mobile
Worth the visit

THis was an interesting and informative place to visit. I had no idea there were so many beautiful... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Patricia N
North Wales
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The African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is a bird park specializing in the public awareness and conservation of Africa's indigenous raptors. From the smallest to largest, you can visit them all in this natural bush setting. You can catch the aerial predators in action during the daily flying displays at 10:30. Vulture feeding sessions take place at midday on weekends and public holidays. Please note the sanctuary is closed Mondays.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Lion Park Road, Pietermaritzburg 3730, South Africa
+27 31 785 4382
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This sanctuary is doing wonderful work! They rescue birds from the local valley, rehabilitate and release them. There are very many indigenous birds to see here, with Friend staff and information boards. Make sure to make it in time for the show! There is also...More

Thank NacquitaK
Reviewed 25 July 2017

THis was an interesting and informative place to visit. I had no idea there were so many beautiful and different birds of prey

Thank Patricia N
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The reviews are all true-- this place is excellent. Not only is the bird show engaging, their birds are all very interesting and some are simply amazing. My teenage son and I had a fabulous time. For zebra lovers, lots of zebra apparently live here...More

Thank MamaAyinde
Reviewed 20 July 2017

A really interesting outing, much different from the norm. The bird flight show is well done and the explanation of the excellent work done by this organisation is superb. The explanation leaflet that is given at the entrance is very informative. Well worth another visit...More

Thank Hill_Belle
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is a great location to see many of South Africa's endangered species of birds of prey - they are kept in great condition, easy to view, but with great respect to the birds themselves. As there are many birds of prey in Africa (81...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The lion park is 160ZAR per vehicle carry 4 people. You are not assisted in the lion park. Its a drive through that takes about 45mins and you will see the lions roaming around unprotected/uncaged. Caution: keep windows up, drive slowly else you will be...More

1  Thank echekwumemchukwub
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We took a bird that had been hurt. They were attentive, compassionate and informative. They were even willing to drive and fetch the bird. We got weekly updates on its progress. When taking the bird all the children's questions were answered patiently.

Thank S2360WDsandrat
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Very relaxing day out. Every member of our party enjoyed the trip and we will definately visit the sanctuary again if we have the opportunity. Good value for money.

Thank MarthievDyk
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The cages are rather worn but scrupulously clean. It's a must in my view to be there for one of the demonstrations. Spellbinding to watch the birds swooping in and out. The was a wild yellowbilled kite nosing around while we were there and the...More

Thank 1953Trek
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Beautiful venue and promised to be a great experience but unfortunately half way through it started to rain and they had to stop. A refund was offered we felt we had a good time so didn't take it. We would definitely go again.

Thank sumoo
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22 February 2015|
Response from AfricanBirdofPrey |
Good day S Moosa, We would like apologize for the delay in reply. Our terrain is irregular but we do welcome wheel chairs. Thank you for reviews and questions. We hope you have a great day and happy holidays! African... More