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Umgeni River Bird Park

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Wonderful experience

A well cared for bird park. We spent a few hours here wandering around looking at all the... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
KDF64
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Chatham, United Kingdom
Stunning!

What an amazing day we had with our American visitor! The bird life was second to none, and the... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
BevS586
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Durban, South Africa
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490 Riverside Road | Umgeni Park area, Durban 4051, South Africa
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

A well cared for bird park. We spent a few hours here wandering around looking at all the beautiful birds, so many varieties. You also had the opportunity feed some and experience some up-close-and personal birds flying or wandering around the audience at the fun...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

What an amazing day we had with our American visitor! The bird life was second to none, and the knowledge of the staff is to be commended. The bird show was a "wow" factor, too! The birds are so beautiful and so well looked after....More

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The sweetest birds, one even sat on my dads shoulder. This was a lovely visit being an animal and nature lover it was great for the family.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

My daughters and I took the grandchildren aged five and eighteen months to the bird park. Apart from a nip from a macaw it was a wonderful treat and in particular the bird show which was outstanding and should not be missed. There are two...More

Thank RossS981
Reviewed September 5, 2018

A great place to see birds up close and in action. The flight show was short and fun, and the animals are kept in large flight cages or aviaries that are bursting with native plants. We enjoyed seeing the spoonbills nesting, the hornbills hopping, the...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Bird Park with a 7 yr old and 2 yr old and was a great success. The park is well kept and run, clean and easily accessible. Reasonable variety of birds to keep kids interested. Cafe was a little under par but overall...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2018

The place is well set in nature and is well maintained & tidy. The park is friendly for kids. The bird show is a must! It was a really nice family outing which I will recommend to friends

Thank Soofie-1
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This was a family group which included a 5 year old - who was entranced by the birds. Although I personally did not attend the daily bird show, I have it on good authority from the 5 year old that the show was very enjoyable.

Thank Beryl d
Reviewed July 23, 2018

The visit was very educational and informative, birds like flamingos are beautiful, parrots are a marvel to watch, eagles are wonderful to see, owls are very scary birds, wonderful experience indeed.

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

nothing to eat and no one around to guide or chat to about the birds.Take reading glasses and spend time alone and enjoy the bird calls is all that's on offer

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Maeve960
December 29, 2017|
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Response from MaxineN19 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Just arrive and pay at the entrance. Entrance fees are around R60pp. Get your swan food and nectar at the entrance too.
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missjmq
July 1, 2016|
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Response from Karin H | Reviewed this property |
Actually I did recommend the bird park by mentioning it was well worth visiting. It is beautifully situated, has wide variety of birds. They also rehabilitate birds there and offer some educational shows daily.
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