For a unique ‘eco-experience’ visit our Sanctuary bird park for a day of happy, healthy, outdoor fun for the whole family. All the raptors living at the Sanctuary (from the tiny owlets to the quarrelsome vultures) are either captive bred or non-releaseable rehabilitation birds whose injuries are permanent and they can no longer survive in the wild.
Owls, hawks, falcons and eagles from the smallest to the biggest, from common to rare, ordinary to exceptional we have them all! As you wander amongst their micro-environment enclosures and learn their life stories will not fail to touch your heart.
Adults R 70
Pensioners R 60
Children (2 -13 years) R40
Our awesome aerial predators can be seen in action during interactive, free-flying shows which are conducted daily from an open-air amphitheatre. So come and experience for yourself the determined dash of a goshawk, the stealth of a shy owl, or the phenomenal speed of a diving falcon.
The flying show takes place Tuesday to Sunday @ 10h30
THE SANCTUARY IS CLOSED ON MONDAYS
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS – OPEN
THE SANCTUARY IS CLOSED ON THE 6TH AUGUST 2017 AS OUR TEAM FLIES THE ESCARPMENT CHECKING FOR BEARDED VULTURE BREEDING ACTIVITY. THESE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED BIRDS BREED IN WINTER AND THEIR NESTS CAN ONLY BE HARVESTED IN THREE WEEKS OF THE YEAR. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE
Vulture Feeding Sessions: Weekends and Public Holidays: 12.30am
The flying displays are open air and weather dependent. So, if you are uncertain, phone ahead
(031 785 4382) to avoid disappointment and remember to bring your hats, jackets and umbrellas.
The Kestrel Café provides a simple selection of toasted sandwiches and of course, tea, coffee and cream scones to keep the wolf at bay. Formal caterers are available for corporate functions and events. If you would prefer to bring your own food then limited picnic tables are available.
Safe parking is provide right out front and there is bus access to the main entrance.
Although there are no formal pathways as yet there are simple amenities for the disabled and easy access to the main arena.
The “Africa Trading” gallery specializes in African artwork from all over the continent. Here traveling tradesman display their authentic wood, terracotta and bronze pieces. The curio shop, showing a definite bird of prey influence, provides a good selection of items for both local and foreign guests at competitive prices.
New: Nature Trail – Sanctuary guests can now undertake self-guided bush walk. This bush-veld amble takes about 40 minutes, has lovely valley views and is suitable for the whole family. An awesome selection of bush birds will serenade your passage and see if you can spot a, wildebeest, antelope or zebra before they spot you!
The African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is a privately funded conservation initiative and all entrance charges go towards the upkeep and care of the raptors that make the Sanctuary their home.