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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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Great bird show with enthusiastic staff

Went there on a Sunday afternoon with a picnic basket and spent the day with family, enjoyed the... read more

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Vincent v
Africa Raptor Centre

Having last been to the centre in 2006, it has come on in leaps & bounds. With additions of the... read more

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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
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Lion Park Road, Pietermaritzburg 3730, South Africa
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+27 31 785 4382
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"all ages"
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"educational experience"
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"an amazing job"
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"lovely outing"
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"flying display"
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"natural environment"
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"whole family"
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"different species"
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"quick snack"
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"in great condition"
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Reviewed today

Went there on a Sunday afternoon with a picnic basket and spent the day with family, enjoyed the bird of prey show with a knowledgable host. Friendly staff and amazing birds to be seen from owls to eagles to falcons to vultures, Entrance fee is...More

Thank Vincent v
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having last been to the centre in 2006, it has come on in leaps & bounds. With additions of the cafe, decking overlooking the valley & arena/display, zebra, wildebeest, walks ect. With the increase in raptors, so has grown the infrastructure, showing more of a...More

Thank dawsonrory
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

A lovely outing , close to Pietermaritzburg. They have a big variety of Birds of Prey. The show is very entertaining and educational. The little coffee shop serves lovely toasted sandwiches and has some mementos that you can buy to remind you of the day.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

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

Thank ursula y
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

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.

Thank SNWinckworth
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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

Thank naidookersey
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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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S-Moosa112
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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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