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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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Conservation and care of Raptors Ina beautiful environment

Shannon from African Raptor centre (bird of prey sanctuary) does an incredible job conserving and... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Wendi C
Durban, South Africa
Awesome visit

Was so nice to hear informative factual information as well as watching the aerial displays of the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Lion Park Road, Pietermaritzburg 3730, South Africa
+27 31 785 4382
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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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 20 July 2017

A really interesting outing, much different from the norm. The bird flight show is well done and the explanation of the excellent work done by this organisation is superb. The explanation leaflet that is given at the entrance is very informative. Well worth another visit...More

Thank Hill_Belle
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is a great location to see many of South Africa's endangered species of birds of prey - they are kept in great condition, easy to view, but with great respect to the birds themselves. As there are many birds of prey in Africa (81...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The lion park is 160ZAR per vehicle carry 4 people. You are not assisted in the lion park. Its a drive through that takes about 45mins and you will see the lions roaming around unprotected/uncaged. Caution: keep windows up, drive slowly else you will be...More

1  Thank echekwumemchukwub
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We took a bird that had been hurt. They were attentive, compassionate and informative. They were even willing to drive and fetch the bird. We got weekly updates on its progress. When taking the bird all the children's questions were answered patiently.

Thank S2360WDsandrat
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Very relaxing day out. Every member of our party enjoyed the trip and we will definately visit the sanctuary again if we have the opportunity. Good value for money.

Thank MarthievDyk
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22 February 2015|
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