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Bird Island

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Lambert's Bay, Lamberts Bay 8130, South Africa
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Facilities Need Attention

Our second visit to the island and the facilities have drastically deteriorated since our previous... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
robertduncombe
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Durbanville, South Africa
Worth A Visit

We were driving from The Cedarburg Mountains down to the coast at Paternoster, I had spotted on the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
nette08
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Buckinghamshire
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“gannet colony” (11 reviews)
“worth a visit” (9 reviews)
“entrance fee” (6 reviews)
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Lambert's Bay, Lamberts Bay 8130, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our second visit to the island and the facilities have drastically deteriorated since our previous visit a few years back. The penguin facility is abandoned and the facilities in general are in urgent need of maintenance. This is disappointing and unlike Cape Nature and not...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We were driving from The Cedarburg Mountains down to the coast at Paternoster, I had spotted on the map there was a reserve at Lamberts Bay, so we decided to take a slight detour and have a look. First impressions driving through Lambert's Bay was...More

Thank nette08
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Good for a walk around for an hour or two, especially if you want to take action pics. of all the gannets nesting there.

Thank Broadsword27
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This is definitely the place to come to see these beautiful birds nesting. Their behaviour is fascinating. Be aware that your clothes and especially shoes will pick up guano! Staff are very helpful and friendly.

Thank IanandMarionF
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

For R40 pp it's worth a look for an 1hr. Interesting and great photo opportunities.Even if you are not a bird watcher like us 😊

Thank ashleym884
Reviewed 3 October 2017

excellent experience Awesome !! will never forget this experience nature and history excellent we were there early morning best time

Thank Sullsan
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The island was worth visiting but a little overstated by the facilities built there. Would have been better charging less and not building such lavish facilities. However worth visiting.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Too good to miss.! There is amazing thing to see with your own eyes , the photos do not do this experience justice , the staff where brilliant ,very knowledgeable and so willing to help , plus very protective over their working space . And...More

Thank anitaf37
Reviewed 27 September 2017

As the name say Island full of Birds. Clean, well maintained and very informative. It was a fun outing to take the kids on.

Thank Danel B
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The main feature of the West Coast town and a must for nature lovers. Just be prepared for a fishy smell. If you can get use to that then you can enjoy the view. The museum is not elaborate but still educational. Love the Gannets!!

Thank chantipelser
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Gerhardus E
7 November 2016|
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Response from BARRYBE | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a small fee but being part of a group I do not know the exact amount as this was included as part of the price of our package for a tour of 10 days.
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Dick M
6 October 2016|
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Response from robdotinfo | Reviewed this property |
You can park outside Isabella's Restaurant (no problem finding parking both times we visited). This is inside the harbour gate and next to the causeway entrance. As for time, it depends how interested you are by the birds... More
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vera811
21 December 2015|
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Response from Trudy-uk | Reviewed this property |
it's not really an island - a projectory off the harbour. There is a "sleepy" type of town where you can park - probably for free, but i'm not sure. However, there is parking in the harbour. The gannets were a wonderful... More
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