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Eagle Encounters South Africa

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Address: Spier Estate | Lynedoch Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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+27 21 858 1826
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Birds close up and personal

A great live show with a humorous host showing off many different birds, its great to know they rescue birds that would other wise have died from their injuries.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great live show with a humorous host showing off many different birds, its great to know they rescue birds that would other wise have died from their injuries.

Thank ranniesgirl
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took one of our guests who was visiting from Sweden out to the Eagle Encounters for the day. We had a wonderful time and learnt a lot about our wonderful birdlife in Cape Town. We would definitely recommend this to our guests again.

Thank WaterfrontStay
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we spent an enjoyable couple of hours here and it was better than we expected. There are a good range of birds of prey, the flying display is well run and even involved a wild bird sneaking in for some free food! The interaction levels with the owls and eagle are exceptional and beyond what we expected.

Thank Manxbikeboy
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you like birds or owels, I never expected this level of interaction or experience You are out in a cage with 9 owels that basically will come by and get treats from you Place them where you'd like and they will allow you to take pictures This was a highlight of the trip

Thank badrax
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Eagle Encounters at the Spier Wine Farm. It is highly educational for adults and children to view the birds of prey at the centre. The show was also very enjoyable. This visit will enlighten the challenges birds of prey face with the encroachment of their natural habitat. It is a must visit at Spier

Thank Segran M
Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole experience is very informative. You first get some info on arrival on how the eagle encounters work. From there you go past the different cages and even get to hold some of the birds.

Thank arpegiator
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here with our kids in mind, and the Eagle and Birds of Prey encounters and show did not disappoint. BUT the adults were delighted by the sophisticated restaurant and truly enchanting setting and picnic grounds. Very nice arts and crafts on the grounds as well.

Thank Orangegrovetraveller
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

As a belated Valentines Day gift, I decided to take my owl-obsessed girlfriend to Eagle Encounters to go and see these beautiful birds in action. We started with their interactive feeding session where different birds of display are showed off and encouraged to sit on your hand or head (yes, head). As we wondered around thinking this was the highlight... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

After a tasting of the delicious wines at Spier Winery go to the left of the winery building down the path to the Eagle Encounters display. Wander around the large enclosures and settle in for a demonstration by one of the keepers. The birds here are ones that have been injured or rescued. We had a wonderful and informative visit... More 

1 Thank tlynn63
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We enjoyed our short visit to see the raptors and a snake or two. The range of birds is impressive and they were all quite alert. The owls which you were able to stroke were just gorgeous If you are at the Spier Hotel or making an excursion do not miss this delightful attraction

1 Thank Billy B

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