Umgeni River Bird ParkCurrently Closed
- Address: 490 Riverside Rd, Durban 4001, South Africa
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 27-315794600
- Ticket Price: 40 ZAR
- Tags: Park, Wildlife Park, Family And Kids, Nature, Bird Watching
Umgeni River Bird Park - Review
Once upon a time, this was a quarry filled with near stagnant water. A bird fanatic named Dr. Alan Abery transformed the quarry into a lush and wet avian sanctuary, one of the best of its kind in the world. 4500 birds from over 400 different species reside in the park, filling all of it with their calls and the sound of their flapping wings. The park has several much vaunted man made waterfalls. Inside its boundaries, 17 of the worlds threatened bird species are bred and nurtured, making it one of the more important conservatories in the world. One of the best things about the park is its magnificent bird show held inside the aviary. For almost two decades now, trained birds have been brought close to the viewer, including many critically endangered species. Make sure to bring your cameras!
Umgeni River Bird Park Ticket Prices
- Admission is R20 for children from four to twelve years.
Restaurants Near Umgeni River Bird Park
- The Foodmarket
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Things to Know Before Visiting Umgeni River Bird Park
68.99% of people who visit Durban include Umgeni River Bird Park in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
35.15% of people start their Umgeni River Bird Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Umgeni River Bird Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Umgeni River Bird Park
Umgeni River Bird Park Trips
Umgeni River Bird Park, Durban Reviews
It must be at least 20 years since I last visited the bird park, but wow - I was impressed. The park is beautifully maintained, clean, neat and fun. There is a wonderful selection of birds in open air enclosures, aviaries and caged areas. The setting is gorgeous, with a natural waterfall backdrop. And when kids need a break there is a very nice (but sandy) playground and a small, buy decent kiosk with a good selection of basic meals (burgers and chips), scones, ice creams, snacks etc. We will definitely be back.
I loved loved this place , they have so many pretty birds so colorful and lovely. The view is spectacular. Loved the whole green I would love to go back 🤗
Beautiful I love it there so tranquil. And the bird show omg so beautifully done and exciting. Thanks for doing such an awesome job
A lovely day out for young and old. The bird shows at 11am and 2pm are informative and fun. There's so much to see and learn in this wonderful Park
Lots of well cared for birds. A nice little cafe. Make sure you buy the parrot feed at the entrance 5r.