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Address: Boshoff Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 12 348 1265
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Mon 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Fine bird hide in the middle of a residential area

The hide is well kept, but it is winter and the bird life is not at its greatest - still a varied selection of waterbirds have made this spot their home so there is always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Hirene
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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110 reviews 110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The hide is well kept, but it is winter and the bird life is not at its greatest - still a varied selection of waterbirds have made this spot their home so there is always something of interest.

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Centurion
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Visited the Bird Sanctuary after wanting to go for a long time. It's set outside Brooklyn, Pretoria and feels as if you're far from city life when in fact the hustle and bustle is just a walk away. A nice reprieve from the day to day city life. Lots of birds that we could capture on camera. A small dam... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Just sit down, watch the bird life and relax. Also excellent boardwalk pathways and viewing enclosures. Ideal for a family outing that everyone can enjoy. You don t have to walk long distances which makes it a pleasure for older people as well.

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pretoria
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

took the kids for a sunday stroll through the bird sanctuary and showed them the birds and animals and the wild rabbits. this is ideal for Family that love the outdoors and wild life , birds and just spending quality time together.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary is an integral part of Pretoria. The hide itself is calm and clean and the sanctuary houses many species of birds. The different ducks, dab chicks and coots on the water, the ibises and the cormorants in the trees, the finches and weavers in the reeds are just to mention a few. The Blue Crane... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Austin Roberts Restaurant is one of those unfortunate cases... Situated in such a lovely area, but offering such mediocre food. We both had the breakfast buffet, and whilst their wasn't anything wrong with the foot, it was bland and ordinary. In fact, we could prepare much better breakfast at home. I so wish that they could pull up their socks... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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232 reviews 232 reviews
101 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife and I are avid birders and have visited the Austin Roberts nature reserve many times. This 12 ha property located in the Muckleneuk suburb of Pretoria, was officially proclaimed as a nature reserve on the late 1950’s, and has since been declared a provincial heritage site due to its recreational and educational value. This reserve did gradually deteriorate... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
53 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Everytime something new to see! Pied kingfishers, giant kingfishers, wood hoopoe, sacred ibis, hadeda, blue cranes, crowned cranes... list just carries on! Fabulous for coffee break or lunchtime getaway!

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South Africa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I grew up not more than 3 blocks away from Austin Roberts bird Sanctuary. It is sad to see what it looks like now. I remember going every Sunday to the local greengrocer and getting all his off cuts of lettuce and carrot heads and feeding the animals at the sanctuary. Some of the animals would come up to the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
20 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Austin Roberts bird hide has so much potential. There are a variety of beautiful birds yet but the development lacks imagination and even looks a bit dated. Large areas are off-limits for us as well. Common-on guys, please develop this potentially tranquil hide!

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