Umgeni River Bird Park

Currently 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

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!

  • Admission is R20 for children from four to twelve years.

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  • Umgeni River Bird Park Address: 490 Riverside Rd, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Umgeni River Bird Park Contact Number: 27-315794600
  • Umgeni River Bird Park Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Umgeni River Bird Park Price: 40 ZAR
  • Best time to visit Umgeni River Bird Park(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
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  • 68.86% of people who visit Durban include Umgeni River Bird Park in their plan

  • 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

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Umgeni River Bird Park

People normally club together Gateway Theatre Of Shopping and African Gospel Church Kwamashu Circuit while planning their visit to Umgeni River Bird Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Beautiful, healthy, never seen before birds kept in one the most natural man made sanctuaries I have visited to date. Well done to the owners of this amazing bird park, all the birds are so happy some of them actually tell you with excitement!! Great place to entertain the kids for a special outdoor birthday or just for the school holidays; guests with disabilities can easily get around on the premises.

  • Well kept and run bird park, with a fantastic and informative bird show twice daily on weekends (not sure about week days). Really worth a visit with the family. 😅

  • One of the best things to do while on holiday. Beautiful park, exotic birds, awesome staff and PERFECT BIRD SHOW

  • Amazing birds. Beyond my imagination. The are also bird shows on certain days.

  • 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 🤗

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