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Umgeni River Bird Park

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

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Visited the Umgeni River bird park with my 2 year old grandson. He was fascinated with different species of birds. Thoroughly enjoyed the the bird show, especially the owl. The... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Umgeni River bird park with my 2 year old grandson. He was fascinated with different species of birds. Thoroughly enjoyed the the bird show, especially the owl. The Marsh Aviary enclosure was his favourite especially with the ducks. Participated in the Easter egg hunt. Was interesting. The place was well maintained and was busy with visitors. Really worth... More 

Thank Sewpersads
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought an 11 year old here and she had a great time seeing all the different species of birds. Nicely laid out, fun and educational. Would recommend.

Thank Willie1888
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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144 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a year or so since we were last here - the whole park looks wonderful & new features are being introduced - the bird show was interesting & informative - some good conservation projects going on - looking forward to our next visit ...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great day for the kids. The birds of flight was very good and the selection of birds was fantastic.

Thank Shaun T
Los Angeles, CA
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place. Senior prices and children's prices. Wonderful bird show included. Amazing birds and it is a sanctuary.

Thank Ghosha5
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another family outing in Durban. The Umgeni Bird Park has so much to offer. In this safe and family friendly park, there are so many beautiful birds to see! The inflight show is also spectacular!

Thank Carol V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a great budget friendly day out that will keep kids entertained and the bird shows are quite educational and entertaining

Thank thasenp2016
Coventry, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Excellent place to view birds in large enclosed aviaries that are walk through. Many rescued birds that cannot be released but covservation the message. Buy some nectar and swan food. Feed the swans and water fowl then walk through the parakeet aviary where the birds will come to feed on the nectar and sit on yourhands and head. It is... More 

Thank Bertiebeak
Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The variety of birds is unbelievable. The talking parrots are funny. Missed the bird show but heard that it's informative and fun.

Thank moncelia
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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252 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Not a Wow - But interesting and fun family activity - especially for younger kids. Tea Room - Not wow but what one would expect from a park like this

Thank trevor312564

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