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Ghadira Nature Reserve

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Peaceful, quiet but surprising place with additional opening hours

We always visit the nature reserves on Malta and love to see Maltese children bringing their... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2019
Jenny T
Lovely and passionate people

It was nice walking through the reserve, looking for chameleons and birds among the branches. You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Miniato, Italy
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Ghadira Nature Reserve is open from September to May on Mondays & Thursdays 2pm-7pm & on Saturdays 10am-4pm. Entrance is free and there is no need to book.
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Triq Il-Marfa, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 9061, Malta
+356 7955 4347
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice walking through the reserve, looking for chameleons and birds among the branches. You should be patient and just enjoy the nature. The volunteer Alice explained us how they take care of the reserve during the year: we saw her passion for the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank V680MPangeloc
Reviewed August 9, 2019

We went to visit this based on the reviews we had read with kids in state of excitement about possibility of finding chameleon. Checked the webpages before hand for opening times and then made our way to the reserve only to find it all locked...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank CCH1634
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

We were a bit beached out so we ducked into the reserve based on TA reviews. One of the young volunteer guides took us under his wing and walked us round, even though officially they'd closed. He pointed out chameleons in the bushes, rare birds...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Martin L
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

If you can get there when it's open this is well worth a visit. Safe and enjoyable for my 2 and 6 six year old, we spotted birds and other wildlife including a chameleon! We visited in April and the vegetation was lush and the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. We saw some fantastic chameleons. We visited at around midday and because it was a nice sunny day, it might have contributed to our good luck seeing the chameleons. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Chrystelle_13
Reviewed March 13, 2019

I always visit this reserve as it is close to our hotel and sometimes you can see a few birds. this time it was quiet and it did have some small birds around.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed March 8, 2019

We always visit the nature reserves on Malta and love to see Maltese children bringing their families. This reserve is opposite Melliha Bay sandy beach and next to the main road. However once inside you are in a world of tranquility. The flora is labelled...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jenny T
Reviewed March 7, 2019

This place is beautiful and well kept: strolling around the lakes and listening to the birds chirping away in the bushes is wonderful! Also, you can see the water foul and take some good pictures from close-up. Very interesting!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yatris
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Only open on Saturdays in winter, but well worth a visit if in the area. Staff are on hand to give information on the birds and other wildlife that can be spotted, and have binoculars that can be borrowed for a short walk around the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank marrowina
Reviewed December 18, 2018

There are lots of tracks through this reserve so it becomes a bigger area than you may think. It's easy walking with wild flowers even in December. I walked through here, across towards Popeye, then up the Mellieha ridge and back to Ghadira Bay -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Dorothy W
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April 4, 2019|
Response from Jenny T | Reviewed this property |
Nature Reserves on Malta are too small for this. Suggest you contact stables, there is one near Popeye Village and another near Golden Bay who go up on to Il Magistral national park which will be a much better experience.
February 4, 2015|
Response from M L | Reviewed this property |
Flamingo. Spotting a chameleon though was a delight on the path towards the second hide.