Umgeni River Bird Park

Umgeni River Bird Park

Bird and Wildlife Watching

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The Umgeni River Bird Park was established in 1984 in an old quarry site. The park is home to several thousand indigenous and exotic birds, and was once considered the finest bird park in the southern hemisphere. The free flight bird show, the only one in Africa, first started in 1995 and is now one of the main attractions at the park. Other attractions include the spectacular waterfalls, lush vegetation, walk-through aviaries and open paddocks. The park also caters to school and tour groups.

Managing Agency: eThekwini Municipality
Type: Zoological Garden
Facilities: Free flight bird show; Walk-through aviaries and open paddocks; Restaurant
Opening Hours: 09h00 – 17h00
Dogs: No

Driving Directions: Travel north on the M4 from Durban towards Umhlanga. Cross over the uMngeni River and take the Riverside Road turn-off. Travel west on Riverside Road and the entrance is located on right.

Travel time (from central Durban): 15 minutes

031 579 4600

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