African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Pietermaritzburg

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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Spanning 60 hectares (148 acres) of bushveld, African Bird of Prey Sanctuary serves as a private bird park and rehabilitation center for aerial predators. The sanctuary houses a wide array of eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls, from young to old, common and rare. A research center dedicated to the conservation of indigenous raptors offers lectures. Learn about birds of prey and get close up and personal with some of them, including tiny owlets and large vultures. There is a café, an art gallery, and a children's playground zone at the estate. You can also take a 40-minute trail through the estate. Add African Bird of Prey Sanctuary and other attractions to your Pietermaritzburg trip itinerary using our Pietermaritzburg trip planner.
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  • A great experience, and watching a falcon stoop onto a lure is awe-inspiring every time. The staff are very professional and the whole place is run with a passion and interest for the birds. 
    A great experience, and watching a falcon stoop onto a lure is awe-inspiring every time. The staff are very professional and the whole place is run with a passion and interest for the birds.  more »
  • Most other things—to—do were closed over Christmas weekend, but African Birds of Prey Sanctuary. We like that each bird has a name and their stories are detailed on a leaflet (not just scientific... 
    Most other things—to—do were closed over Christmas weekend, but African Birds of Prey Sanctuary. We like that each bird has a name and their stories are detailed on a leaflet (not just scientific...  more »
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  • As a tour guide I love taking guests to this sanctuary firstly to support this institution and secondly to appreciate these magnificent birds. It's a wonderful place to visit. The shows are extremely informative.
  • A true hidden gem. Decided to visit on our way back to Durban from Currypost and I am so glad that we did. Unfortunately we missed the flight demo however seeing all the birds and reading about them... very informative. The place itself has a relaxed and laid back vibe which makes you want to stay and never leave. Very friendly staff as well. Cannot get enough of this place and will visit again soon.

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