Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Stellenbosch

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Meet the avian residents of Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa, a non-profit dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of endangered birds of prey. Take a tour of the farm, situated on the grounds of a picturesque wine estate, and get close to eagles, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey sheltered inside spacious enclosures. Suitable for all ages and wheelchair-accessible, the farm boasts a kids' playground, as well as areas dedicated to snakes, guinea pigs, tortoises, and other local animals. Using our world travel planner, Stellenbosch attractions like Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • To see these magnificent birds upmclose and learn about them is inspiring, excellent and infofmative bird show, it is well worth it 
    To see these magnificent birds upmclose and learn about them is inspiring, excellent and infofmative bird show, it is well worth it  more »
  • It was pouring with rain the day we went.. BUT what a great experience.. we loved the interaction with the birds.. definitely worth a visit! 
    It was pouring with rain the day we went.. BUT what a great experience.. we loved the interaction with the birds.. definitely worth a visit!  more »
  • The staff impressed us beyond words. They know their animals, talk to them like best friends and truly are passionate about them. This is an experience not be missed. Take out the extra funds, if... 
    The staff impressed us beyond words. They know their animals, talk to them like best friends and truly are passionate about them. This is an experience not be missed. Take out the extra funds, if...  more »
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  • Living a life style embedded in intricate relationship between tourism, sustainability and conservation, it was an amazing experience. The use of the birds as ambassador is truly necessary. Sadly, we humans can't get rid of the idea that entertainment is an essential part of information and education. Having entered the arena with well informed teens, a little more meat regarding info would have been wonderful, however, considering what the exposure program is aimed at, the balance between contact with guides, contact with birds and contact between humans are well balanced. Grounds are well kept and the gift shop was well stock, my only complaint would be finding that so many items in the gift shop had an African print, yet a made in China label.
  • Incredible place! Had the best day here, fantastic staff and happy animals. You get your money's worth and so much more. I would definitely go again and even consider the membership! The shows are amazing and the amount of interaction you have with the birds & other animals (including foxes & a porcupine) is excellent.
  • Excellent. Love this place. Staff are super friendly. They allow human interaction with select birds and animals. If you have kids, this is a must see place. Well worth it
  • The staff were somewhat more inclined to pay attention to customers of "fairer Skin". I wouldn't call them racist, but they were definitely biased against us who gave darker skin colour. Especially against my son who loves asking million questions and has an inquisitive mind for all things in the bird world. I wouldn't visit here again in a hurry.
  • Went on an "Into the Wild" Eagle Encounter. It was very informative and overall wonderful to be so close the the Harris hawks! It was fascinating to see Mary and Morticia (the two Harris hawks that we accompanied) fly and eat! Highly recommended! For the Eagle Encounter as well as the wonderful conservation efforts put in by the teams!

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