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Bird Island

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Address: Lambert's Bay, Lamberts Bay 8130, South Africa
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A little bird watching.

This was a fun stop if you're in the area. There were thousands of gannets on the beach, half of which were learning to fly. Gannets, it turns out, are not very graceful. Very fun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Joanne B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fun stop if you're in the area. There were thousands of gannets on the beach, half of which were learning to fly. Gannets, it turns out, are not very graceful. Very fun to watch.

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Thank Joanne B
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island is must visit. There is so much birds and seals to watch and learn about. Just sit and relax.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About a 5 minute slow walk up the harbour wall takes you to a number of areas where you can observe and learn about Cape gannets and other animals linked with this area. Be warned - it does smell, but what a treat to see these amazing birds so close up. From the viewing area you are only a few... More 

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Thank JaCob5
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lamberts Bay is not exactly a tourist trap, thank goodness, but this is well worth a look. It costs a few Rand to enter but is good value to get up very close to thousands of gannets & observe at close quarters.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit Bird Island as it is listed as one of the best things to do when visiting Lambert's Bay. We were not disappointed. The staff are friendly & helpful & the whole experience quite amazing. The static displays are very interesting but the birds take pride of place in our memories. Watching the birds act out what... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our time - amazing amount of adult and young gannets. Worth the visit while in Lamberts Bay.

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This is on the shore in Lambert Bay. There is a colony of gannets to can look in on. I think you will enjoy it if you have an interest in birds.

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Hentiesbaai, Namibia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A birders paradise. This time of year there are many chicks. The pathways are well maintained and easy to walk. Pity the penguin area was closed due to some maintanance issues. Kiosk was quite empty - had a few t-shirts and even fewer drinks. Remember to bring along your WildCard if you have one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a paradise for bird watchers and photographers. Interesting journey and to see the birds so close up was a real privilidge.

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Thank Merle N
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We visited bird island while staying at Alipad in Lamberts Bay.It was a lovely day for a stroll and found the walk very interesting and educational.We will recommend it to all that visits the area.D and V

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