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Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

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“blue crane”(32 reviews)
“bird hide”(16 reviews)
“small lake”(3 reviews)
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Boshoff Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
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Reviewed December 25, 2018

I read a lot about this bird sanctuary and decided to visit it. What a disappointment it turned out to be. There is really nothing to see but a few ducks in the water. I really don't have anything positive to say about it.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Megan R
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Well maintained, and in good condition, lots of different birds, Bird food can be purchased at the restaurant, and the views over the small lake, while having a snack at the restaurant is beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

I recommend every person who visits me from far, to go to the bird hide and just relax, watching the Blue Cranes or the Crested Cranes. And everyone always returns in awe, because of the Kingfishers visit! Add the light playing on the water, wonderful...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Greta v
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed the afternoon out. Very impressed with the bird hide. We saw the Rose-ringed Parakeet, a new addition to our list. We recommend that you take your camera along. A good place for a short enjoyable bird-watching outing.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Daan K
Reviewed April 1, 2018

In between safaris, I headed for the bird sanctuary to check out some of the neighborhood birds. I was pleasantly surprised, about 25 species, some I hadn't seen. plus a nice restaurant. A neat bird hide, a wetlands, nice area.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

I love it the most when we book the group table at the viewpoint, just before you enter the building to your right. It's exclusive, you have a great spot, and it's most relaxing. Service can be slow because you're not INside the restaurant itself,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

My wife and I like to stroll around this area to enjoy the outdoors. We usually complete the morning with a light meal at the nearby Blue Crane restaurant - which overlooks the pond.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

The food is average, but the setting is relaxed, peaceful and not claustrophobic. Service was reasonable. We will go back.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank jdmpatr
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Wide open space good for dogs, relatively clean and there are nice spots to watch birds. Any one can enter however so maybe not that safe. Other then being a park it dies not have much els to offer. There is a restaurant but did...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

Have a good lunch at the blue crane restaurant. Watch birds and their habits. Don't forget to take binoculars.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Passenger473833
January 23, 2017|
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Response from Jan C | Reviewed this property |
To actually go inside the sanctuary and walk around: R55 per person up to 12 people per group. To just watch from a bird-hide or from the Restaurant is free. However, as per the review, the Restaurant makes up for that... More
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Response from Ben G | Reviewed this property |
entrance is free of charge.
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