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African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

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Address: Lion Park Road, Umlaas Road, Pietermaritzburg 3730, South Africa
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+27 31 785 4382
Today
08:30 - 16:30
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 08:30 - 16:30

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Interesting day out!

A fun and interesting morning with the family of all ages. The grounds and the cages are all in great condition. A good range of raptures to be seen.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wormatron
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Bristol
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Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fun and interesting morning with the family of all ages. The grounds and the cages are all in great condition. A good range of raptures to be seen.

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Centurion
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As far as sanctuaries go, this one is excellent and well focused on the wellbeing of the residents. Surrounded by light bush and some zebras, staff are friendly, enclosures are VERY clean, and the birds are well looked after. Light meals available, and a gift shop. Supporting this facility is recommended and every bird has a story worth hearing or... More 

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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This sanctuary is located only 10mins from the main motorway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg so an easy detour. I would allow at least an hour to walk around the centre and discover the birds (a really interesting leaflet is available at reception about each species and the history of many of these rescued birds). You can spend more time to... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely outing, which can get a bit hot on a sunny day so take a hat and your sun screen. The show was amazing and interactive, so it is really enjoyable for the whole family. Magnificent views over the valley as you watch the birds of prey being released and gracefully swooping over the valley and returning. Lots to... More 

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Thank anne m
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I visited with small children - they loved it - the adults enjoyed it just as much. Great interaction from the staff and lovely to enjoy a hands on experience. It is really warm and humid inside the butterfly house so dress lightly. Well worth the visit.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The show was intetesting and very informative. Very nice to be able to go to the different bird cages and have information available about them.

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Thank Porgieboy
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Loved it.Nice ampitheathre where show is held.Very up close and personal with a variety of birds of prey.Been there a couple of times and the shows are always different. Birds are well cared for and it's a must for younger kids

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Thank Carla G
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Breathtaking views and peaceful atmosphere. . Birds of Prey very well taken care of and Shannon is amazing with the knowledge she shares with everybody. A wonderful opportunity to see these birds of prey up close and personal and flying over our heads! Wonderful opportunity for amazing photos and visiting these birds in rehabilitation.. A wonderful job done by Shannon... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

All the birds are well-taken care of ♡African birds of Prey is situated in the midst of breathing taking views and has a cafe for a quick snack.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Close up and interactive - you don't even hear the birds above your heads. If you love birds, you will love this sanctuary.

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