African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Pietermaritzburg

Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Spanning 60 hectares (148 acres) of bushveld, African Bird of Prey Sanctuary serves as a private bird park and rehabilitation center for aerial predators. The sanctuary houses a wide array of eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls, from young to old, common and rare. A research center dedicated to the conservation of indigenous raptors offers lectures. Learn about birds of prey and get close up and personal with some of them, including tiny owlets and large vultures. There is a café, an art gallery, and a children's playground zone at the estate. You can also take a 40-minute trail through the estate. Add African Bird of Prey Sanctuary and other attractions to your Pietermaritzburg trip itinerary using our Pietermaritzburg trip planner.
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  • Had an amazing birthday visit. The flight display at 10:30 was fantastic to see and learn about the birds. The presenters clearly have a love for the birds and work great with adults as well as small....  more »
  • A must visit place. Very good explanation about the vultures. Even on a rainy day totally worth it. Bring umbrella  more »
  • Anyone who enjoys learning about birds of prey should visit this venue. It is advisable to wear a sun hat as there is limited shade.  more »
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  • Such a lovely experience! The birds are incredible. The place is well kept and awesome. Always feel bad for animals being enclosed in a cage, but most of these birds look happy and not too worried. Also the enclosures are well equipped!
  • Feeling pride that they're taking a really good cares of all those preys. A guide was aware of my deaf and had a good approached and make sure that I'm followed her, her lipreading and everything. Thank you for made my day. Great place and good educated.
  • What a wonderful outing with the children. We were able to attend the bird show, which was a great educational experience. Birds look well cared for, clean facilities and a big variety birds We had a bite to eat at their coffee shop. Very basic, but great value for money and very tasty. Jungle gym area for the kids.
  • Quite a variety of eagles, vultures and owls. Was quite a nice experience to see the live show. The show takes place at 10.30am on Wednesday till Sunday. It's worth while to visit this place. Very nice for kids and the place itself it's very beautiful.
  • A beautiful place to take kids. Impressive array of bird species that are well looked after. Doesn't have a commercial feel which is great!

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