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“Even a non-bird person will appreciate this place”

Umgeni River Bird Park
Ranked #9 of 116 things to do in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
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boston
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Even a non-bird person will appreciate this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

I'm not a bird person by any means, but I had a great time here. As mentioned, the lorikeets are a blast and will happily jump on your shoulder and head. Bird show was also good. I especially liked the stories they have about specific birds, such as rascal, a very friendly cuckoo who'll stop by to say hi in the tropical bird section. I only intended to drop by for an hour but ended up staying for 2 plus! Also don't stroke the parrots head's, my finger got bitten by one...

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Durban, South Africa
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Bird lovers paradise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

The park after almost having closed down a few years ago is currently under revamp which they hope will appeal to the public more. The birds are beautiful and very interactive with some very old species that one would not come to expect to see. The park is well priced and great for couples and family.

Visited March 2014
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Bellville, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A must place to visit when in Durban”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Umgeni river bird park is a must place to visit when in Durban. a breathtaking waterfall surrounded with lush vegetation and trees where birds enjoy some real tranquility which soothes one's soul. Buy some food and nectar and enjoy the attraction when some colourful feathered friends cannot resist the delicatessen and sit on you. Lovely walk ways and entrance fee really value for money and MORE.
A highlight is a must see - bird show. Been to different bird parks with shows around the country, I thoroughly enjoyed this one and want to compliment Brian and his crew for an excellent experience which was one of our highlights during our 5 day stay in Durban. Well done.

Visited July 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
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222 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was more than we bargained for. A lovely bird show and the entry fee was not bad (but I see there is a price increase on July 1, 2014). Lovely birds, educational show and really worth a 2-3 hour visit.

Visited June 2014
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Fergus, Canada
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Family bird paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

This would probably suit a young family as the kids would be awe struck with the bird variety and colors. It definitely surprises.

Visited July 2013
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