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Address: Boshoff Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 12 348 1265
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9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
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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Great spot to View Birds in Pretoria

One of the best spots in Pretoria to view birdlife. I would suggest that you do the viewing from the Blue Crane Restaurant as the lookout points could be unsafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

For any bird lover this a really good destination. Although this is a City park it is well run with very little that detracts. Just be sure to hide your valuables when you park your car - I've heard of people been broken into.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the best spots in Pretoria to view birdlife. I would suggest that you do the viewing from the Blue Crane Restaurant as the lookout points could be unsafe.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Worth a visit to relax and watch the birds whilst having a hearty breakfast! The Blue Cranes walk up and down past the railings entertaining the the visitors having tea or a meal with the hope of a snack!

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Centurion, South Africa
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143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 640 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of having a lazy lunch at Blue Crane Restaurant in June (see my review). The Austen Roberts Bird sanctuary is right next to Blue Crane. It was a magnificent and special experience to see the Blue Cranes walking up and down right outside the window while having a wonderful meal. After a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I have taken all our visitors there and everybody enjoyed it. Depends the season what you can see over the little lake but there is always something to observe. A peaceful place to go and sipping on a glass of wine during overlooking the nature. A few month a ago the restaurant got a bit of a makeover and new... More 

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A favourite spot....tranquil and in the heart of the city! I recommend a walk through the sanctuary followed by a meal at the Blue Crane Restaurant. The Bird life is abundant.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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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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Additional Information about Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

Address: Boshoff Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 12 348 1265
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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