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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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riveting raptors!

A wonderful centre of care and knowledge about birds of prey: eagles, kites, owls, hawks etc. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ursula y
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London, United Kingdom
Superb, a must visit

This place is only about 50 minutes from Durban on a good scenic highway. The owner does a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KMN04
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Mold, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Lion Park Road, Pietermaritzburg 3730, South Africa
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+27 31 785 4382
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful centre of care and knowledge about birds of prey: eagles, kites, owls, hawks etc. The birds appear well looked after, and the demonstration is stunning: passionate display of masterful raptor skills. Great for kids; even better for adults.Would highly recommend this as a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is only about 50 minutes from Durban on a good scenic highway. The owner does a fabulous job with her small team. She is a real bird of prey lover, which of course comes across. Various birds are flown in a demonstration at...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We took the whole family range in ages from 70 to 4! Fabulous talk exceptional knowledge and all round great place.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I didn't even realise a place like this existed right outside Pmb. A perfect place to take young children. The demonstration is very interesting and keeps one at the edge of ones seat.

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This place is a bird lovers paradise .lots to learn about nature it's wonders.lots of many different species.to watch and excellent natural environment to be a part off

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Shannon from African Raptor centre (bird of prey sanctuary) does an incredible job conserving and protecting our African Raptors. With a variety of beautiful birds including 5 critically endangered Bearded Vultures, each habitat is well maintained and cleverly thought out. The free flight shows are...More

Thank Wendi C
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Was so nice to hear informative factual information as well as watching the aerial displays of the various bird flown. The most impressive is the release of birds which have been rehabilitated.

Thank Lonelywanderer89
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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
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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
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Reviewed 20 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
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S-Moosa112
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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
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