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Eagle Encounters is a privately-run, non-profit wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, conservation, education and eco-tourism organisation based on the organic Spier Wine Farm in the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands. Our speciality is working with those...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Spier Estate | Lynedoch Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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We were staying at the Spier hotel, so this was a convenient place to visit. We loved the passion from all the team at the centre. They clearly care for their animals and we were impressed by their knowledge and enthusiasm. Well worth a visit.
For children and adults, this is a fascinating look at owls, vultures, eagles and other birds with a lecture and demonstration of skills by an expert. I wasn't expecting to see such an attraction at a wine estate, but the site is so large, the...More
Great to see this as part of the Spier Wine Farm. Devoted handlers and volunteers only a few quid (UK) to get in. The best flying display of raptors we have seen, birds behaving themselves, in flight catching of ‘prey’ by Rocky the Kestrel spectacular....More
I visited Eagle Encounters about a year ago for my Instagram (wineandwonderlust) account and really enjoyed the experience. It was very educational and the animals looked happy and well taken care off.
Spier is a great family outing. We went on the Birds Encounter where they care for rehabilitated birds. They have beautiful Owls which you and kids can touch. The bird show is also awesome, my 4yr old and 9yr old loved having the Owls fly...More
A fabulous place to visit and educate the children about the different raptures that we have in this lovely country of ours. Also a small piece of heaven for photographers to go and practice their skills in birds in flight. Financially they are struggling, but...More
Was hesitant about visiting this place reading the negative reviews but was so glad I visited. I learned that 65% of the birds are able to be released. Enjoyed the bird demonstrations and talking to the staff, especially Danielle. I even got to hold and...More
This place was one of the trip highlights a few years ago on our visit to Cape town. However it seems the place has not been maintained or cleaned since then. We were so excited on returning and disappointed on the state of the place....More
Tracy C, Owner at Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018
I was stunned to read your review and interested to know whether you have maybe critiqued the wrong place?
In the past year we have spent considerable time, energy and finances on building an entirely new, larger front entrance and curio shop; we...More
A very worthwhile visit,informative and friendly staff. Good to see conservation being practiced on birds of prey. Birds were in immaculate condition and very well cared for. Congratulations to management and staff on such an amazing sanctuary!!!!!
We had popped into Spier for lunch when we came across Danielle and a small Owl. We decided to go and check out the show at the Eagle encounters. We are so pleased we did. The interactive show was enthralling and the kids loved it....More