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Karkloof Conservation Centre

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So peaceful!

I made a quick stop here on a business trip and it made my whole trip worth it! Breathtaking views... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kaitlin M
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
A must for bird and nature lovers!

Really wonderful little place for peace and tranquility. A little escape. A really small donation... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Roach W
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4 weeks ago
“So peaceful!”
5 Oct 2018
“A must for bird and nature lovers!”
The Karkloof Conservation Centre boasts 2 bird hides strategically built to allow the visitor maximum birding enjoyment. A rich diversity of birdlife abounds on the farm where agriculture and dairy-farming are practiced in harmony with fauna and...more
15km Karkloof Road | Howick, Howick 3290, South Africa
+27 72 376 3023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made a quick stop here on a business trip and it made my whole trip worth it! Breathtaking views with a lovely picnic area, clean toilets and bird watching!

Thank Kaitlin M
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Really wonderful little place for peace and tranquility. A little escape. A really small donation for entry and a lovely setting. Great for all nature lovers to see birds and animals. A great place to practice photography too. Wonderful.

1  Thank Roach W
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We enjoyed visiting Karkloof Conservation Centre and chatting to the very friendly and knowledgeable staff on our visit in Feb 2018. Exciting bird watching from the fantastic hides, where we saw an unexpected rich diversity of birdlife in superb natural surroundings. Be sure to add...More

1  Thank CorryHK
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We loved visiting the hides and identifying all the birds, children enjoyed the bird charts. If you like walking it is a gentle walk to the hides

1  Thank Kbf1978
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Such a great site for bird watching. Great hides and a terrific mixture of water birds. We often visit here for a quiet hour or so and brilliantly there is rarely ever anyone else there

1  Thank OrlanB
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My husband and I visited the Karkloof conservation centre, but we were not sure what to expect at first. We were pleasantly surprised to find the reception area informative, and well-tended. Both the bird-hides have been built with care and are being maintained lovingly, clearly...More

1  Thank Marleen M
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Situated in a picturesque setting with excellent bird hides ensuring a great birding experience. Highly recommended to any birder and nature lover.

1  Thank wynandg2017
Reviewed 16 November 2016

If you are in the area, pls stop and have a walk to the bird hides, very nice place to spend time. The info center also very good

1  Thank maizemiller2003
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Although no fault of the curators, the dams were dry and there were no birds to be seen. We paid R80 for this which could have been avoided if the curators had informed us.

1  Thank Veloshnee G
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Excellent hides with great opportunity of seeing all three crane species during a single visit to the two hides. Nearby Karkloof Forest also worth a visit to check out the forest species.

2  Thank Renette F
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