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Karkloof Conservation Centre

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A wonderful experience not to be missed

We enjoyed visiting Karkloof Conservation Centre and chatting to the very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Hong Kong, China
Bird hides

We loved visiting the hides and identifying all the birds, children enjoyed the bird charts. If... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Durban, South Africa
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1 May 2018
“A wonderful experience not to be missed”
30 Jul 2017
“Bird hides”
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 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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

1  Thank Renette F
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Set in the beautiful Karkloof valley, visiting this conservation area is a must. Situated in amongst the prime farm land it offers a haven for 3 species of cranes and much much more. Lovely walks to the hides where you can sit in silence and...More

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 23 February 2016

A visit to the Karkloof Consrvation Centre was what we did last Friday, which was also Pensioners Day with a discount for us. Very helpful person at reception - we proceeded to drive to the nearest bird hide which was not too far to get...More

Thank Jenny M
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