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Umgeni River Bird Park

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490 Riverside Road | Umgeni Park area, Durban 4051, South Africa
+27 31 579 4600
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Fun Bird Park

Visited the Bird Park with a 7 yr old and 2 yr old and was a great success. The park is well kept... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greg S
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Rejuvenating

The place is well set in nature and is well maintained & tidy. The park is friendly for kids. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Soofie-1
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490 Riverside Road | Umgeni Park area, Durban 4051, South Africa
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+27 31 579 4600
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"bird food"
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"feathered friends"
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"feeding the lorikeets"
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"different species"
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"couple of hours"
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"adults and kids"
in 4 reviews
"family outing"
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"few hours"
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"aviaries"
in 19 reviews
"nectar"
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"aviary"
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"conservation"
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"shows"
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank Greg S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to the Umgeni Bird Park turned out to be an amazing experience. The tranquillity you experience is second to none even though you're right next to an industrial area. The staff are friendly and the place is kept clean. The bird flight show...More

Thank Lionel P
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

A wonderful day out. Such an array of bird life, amazing colours. Great show on endangered birds and rehabilitation.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Coming from Colombia a country with one of the greatest bird variety is definitely amazing all the selection of birds they have. Parrots and hornbills are amazing! Of you are going get a cup of sweet water so little tropical birds fly and walk all...More

Thank MACN84
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Big collection of birds... Especially the parrots are awesome! Cafe is nice and staff is helpful. One of the best experiences I had in Durban.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

A nice small park for the young kids. The bird collection is amazing. There is a bird show at 11am and 2pm. There is a nice cafe and a small children playground. It is not well maintained though. Overall a good place for spending an...More

Thank Akbar M
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Maeve960
30 December 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
2 July 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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