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Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Boshoff Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
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+27 12 348 1265
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9:00 am - 3:30 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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$51.62*
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Good for lazy birding

Excellent variety of birds without having to go to all the trouble of looking for them. We spent a good hour in peace and quiet, with many species being visible.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Évañ S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent variety of birds without having to go to all the trouble of looking for them. We spent a good hour in peace and quiet, with many species being visible.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Huge variety of birds, so beautiful and interesting to watch them during there wild life. Very good restaurant nearby. And kids playground. Picnic spots. All what you need for day out! Love it!

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

This is a lovely venue for a birthday or a baby shower. The food was really great and the service is friendly. The venue looks out over the water and is very nice.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is a good place to take some pictures of birds. Entrance is free. Make sure to visit the Blue Crane coffee shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Beautifully laidout birdhide overlooking a small lake. Many waterbirds breeding in shallow waters including created and blue crane.Restraunt overlooking the water is a birdlovers breakfast or lunch choice.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

I'm a keen birder and the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary has never disappointed me! I often go there when I have some time "to kill" before movies and always enjoy it.

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Montagu RSA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast with old friends during September 2016 at this excellent restaurant situated in breathtaking natural surroundings.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Amidst the flying in and out of sacred Ibis, kingfishers and yellow billed ducks and many more birds you can have excellent coffee and good wine and a variety of items on a well priced menu. Overlooking the dam with all the waterbirds and our national bird the blue crane, this is a definit consideration for bird lovers visiting Pretoria.

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Thank Hanique
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This park is in a mainly residential/business area and is a bit off the beaten tourist track. It is however a place of quietness in the rushed city life. Depending on which time of the year you go, you can see the Purple haze of the Jacarandas in October as well as the offspring of the birds. The fish in... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

What used to be an exquisite menu is now common in its mediocre but expensive execution. And make a plan with the bugs and the dirt.

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