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Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Sights

Umgeni River Bird Park

  • 490 Riverside Rd. Map It
  • Durban North
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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This bird park, ranked among the world's best, is built under high cliffs next to the Umgeni River and has various walk-through aviaries. The variety of birds, both exotic and indigenous, is astonishing. You'll be able to take close-up photographs of macaws, giant Asian hornbills, toucans, pheasants, flamingos, and eight species of crane, including the blue crane, South Africa's national bird. Try to time your visit to take in the bird show, which is a delight for both

children and adults, and afterward have your photo taken with Otis, a white-faced owl. Drinks and light lunches are served at the park's kiosk.

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Sight Information


490 Riverside Rd., , off the M4, Durban, 4051, South Africa

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Sight Details:

  • R30
  • Daily 9–5; bird shows daily at 11 and 2


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