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Address: Boshoff Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 12 348 1265
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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Good birding in the centre of town

Austin Roberts has been a favorite birding spot since I was a child growing up in Pretoria. It was revamped probably 15 or more years ago and is a good spot to come and relax... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Fkafrica
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Heilbron, South Africa
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really a nice place, especially for beginner birders, a lot of waterbirds nearby and a very nice hide to sit and take fotographs from. The restaurant also provide in all your needs.

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Thank Ericka E
Towcester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandered by on a Sunday evening to kill some time - spent a good half hour in the bird hide watching the ponds and reed beds - nice easy place to see some of the local species and recuperate after a long flight.

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Thank Towman2014
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74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Austin Roberts has been a favorite birding spot since I was a child growing up in Pretoria. It was revamped probably 15 or more years ago and is a good spot to come and relax, see water bird species you don't see every day. It offers good spots for taking photos and you can spot the odd buck or two... More 

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Thank Fkafrica
Centurion, South Africa
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Very relaxing and pleasant place to visit when in Pretoria. Close to Brooklyn Mall and the main routes from Pretoria fountains and Hatfield. If you're in to watching birds or just want to have a meal or drink while overlooking the water and trees, this is an excellent restaurant to spend some peaceful time in the city.

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Thank Ferdie M
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Upon arrival the manager gave us a printed A4 paper menu with stained old coffee on the paper. The buffet cost R135 pp. Options: Cold eggs. Tamato stuffed with cheese. Crispy bacon. (Ours where near raw). Veg quiche(cold). Some cheese,ham and croissants to choose from. The pudding: the milktart was displayed in a very untidy manner. Or you can eat... More 

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1 Thank MRehwinkel
Pretoria, South Africa
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220 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Really good Bird Watching even a few Antelope yo be seen. Watch out for your safety when visiting. I would recommend that you rather go to the Blue Crane restaurant yhanbthe hides.

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1 Thank EATOUTSUNDAY
Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

One hide, but plenty of bird species! In a very short space of time got to see southern red bishop, weavers, mannikins, a few warblers, numerous duck/geese/teal and other common water species, as well as a pied kingfisher doing his hunting a few metres from the hide! One of my highlights was without a doubt the black heron using his... More 

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Thank davidhein
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

A relaxing place to come for a good meal and a some birdwatching. There's safe parking and a nice Park to take a stroll in as well.

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1 Thank natasha w
Pretoria, South Africa
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This bird hide in the middle of Pretoria is quite special. You see an amazing amount of birds when just sitting here for a few minutes. South Africa's national bird can also be seen here, the blue crane. Also visit the Blue Crane Restaurant next to the dam, and enjoy a delicious breakfast and coffee while looking at ducks and... More 

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1 Thank janetpouwels
Pretoria
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90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

A beautiful setting on the outskirts of Pretoria with a huge selection of birds and a treat is seeing the breeding pairs of blue cranes.

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