Durban Sights

Umgeni River Bird Park

  • 490 Riverside Rd. Map It
  • Durban North
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Ranked among the world's best, this bird park shelters beneath high cliffs next to the Umgeni River and has various walk-through aviaries containing more than 800 birds. 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 three crane species, including the blue crane, South Africa's national bird. Try to time your visit to take in the free-flight bird show, which is a delight for both children and adults. Drinks and light lunches are available at the park's kiosk.

Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

  • R50
  • Daily 9–5; bird shows Tues.–Sun. at 11 and 2

Published 03/07/2016


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