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Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Boshoff Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 12 348 1265
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Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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beautiful setting surrounded by birds and parkland. you can walk around and view all the birds and see also the beautiful blue cranes then go and have a super breakfast or lunch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
213gaild
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

beautiful setting surrounded by birds and parkland. you can walk around and view all the birds and see also the beautiful blue cranes then go and have a super breakfast or lunch at the restaurant inside or sit outside on their thatched covered large patio and enjoy meal with beautiful views.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't believe how nice this little place is considering that it sits in the middle of Pretoria. I love to take photos of birds and this is the perfect spot for a Sunday afternoon!

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Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been going to this bird sanctuary for years and often have lunch at the lovely restaurant on the grounds. It is incredibly convenient - right in town. I've introduced many a young person to birding at this spot.

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Thank kjdbjd1983
Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch overlooking the dam, with the ducks watching. The blue Cranes came right up to our deck and it was lovely quiet and relaxing. The food is delicious with a South African twist. You can walk around and visit the bauma for more bird watching.

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Thank r0uxw
Pretoria
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bird sanctuary is situated in a park, There is a hide to watch the birds from and the Blue Crane restaurant offers great food.

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Thank OutdoorJaquie
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Austin Roberts is a great break away from the city, in the city. I identified 32 bird species in a mere three hours and left feeling calm and refreshed. For those less interested in bird watching, the bird hide is a great place to read or have a quick snack during lunch time. The no-smoking regulation is an inconvenience to... More 

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Thank Christian L
Philadelphia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We had Blue Cranes walking by our table as we ate at he Blue Crane Cafe, next to the Bird Sanctuary. It is a great place for bird-watching.

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Thank Lee A
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

A well kept hide in a quiet suburb. The Blue Crane restaurant is within walking distance. Safe and parking on site. Always be vigilant though, it is SA afterall.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

A peaceful and small Bird Sanctuary offers a birds hide - in one hours I was able to spot a kingfisher, a bunch of ibises, ducks, cormorant, crowned cranes (they seem to be nesting nearby?) and others smaller birds just by moving from one window to another. While the place is freely accessible, I did not feel unsafe. There's also... More 

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Johannesburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I love the tranquility and escape of coming here to a place so many birds have naturally made their home thanks to the space provided for them. I visit once a month at least. The restaurant, The Blue Crane has been under new management for a few years and the food is very good......the view beautiful over the water....and just... More 

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