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Bird Island

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Address: Lambert's Bay, Lamberts Bay 8130, South Africa
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Only place in town

Lamberts Bay is not exactly a tourist trap, thank goodness, but this is well worth a look. It costs a few Rand to enter but is good value to get up very close to thousands of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
ght1948
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lamberts Bay is not exactly a tourist trap, thank goodness, but this is well worth a look. It costs a few Rand to enter but is good value to get up very close to thousands of gannets & observe at close quarters.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit Bird Island as it is listed as one of the best things to do when visiting Lambert's Bay. We were not disappointed. The staff are friendly & helpful & the whole experience quite amazing. The static displays are very interesting but the birds take pride of place in our memories. Watching the birds act out what... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our time - amazing amount of adult and young gannets. Worth the visit while in Lamberts Bay.

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Thank Liz P
Kansas City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is on the shore in Lambert Bay. There is a colony of gannets to can look in on. I think you will enjoy it if you have an interest in birds.

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Hentiesbaai, Namibia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A birders paradise. This time of year there are many chicks. The pathways are well maintained and easy to walk. Pity the penguin area was closed due to some maintanance issues. Kiosk was quite empty - had a few t-shirts and even fewer drinks. Remember to bring along your WildCard if you have one.

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Thank ILoveNam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a paradise for bird watchers and photographers. Interesting journey and to see the birds so close up was a real privilidge.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We visited bird island while staying at Alipad in Lamberts Bay.It was a lovely day for a stroll and found the walk very interesting and educational.We will recommend it to all that visits the area.D and V

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UAE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Lovely setting with beautiful photographs of sea life. Thousands of Cape Gannets nesting on this small island. Birds can be watched from a small tower so none of the birds can be disturbed. Enough information on walls to explain the behavior of these birds, Well worth a visit

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Bird Island is right in the middle of town, out on a causeway that takes you past a number of plaques describing life at the seashore; you have the quiet harbor on one side and the crashing surf on the other. Then you get to the bird hide where you can watch upwards of 25,000 cape gannets nesting. Wow! It's... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The island is well-preserved. I do, however, think charging R40 per person is a bit over the top. I think it is too much. But the area is clean, so are the bathrooms.

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