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Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Boshoff Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
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+27 12 348 1265
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09:00 - 15:30
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Sun 09:00 - 15:30
Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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US$51.66*
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Pretoria Capital City Tour
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Such tranquility in the heart of the city

The location is in the suburbs, easy to find well maintained with bird hide and park and restaurant alongside seems to be a popular spot with knowledge people willing to share... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The bird sanctuary has a hide that is accessible by the public from the road. The rest of the sanctuary is private and cannot be visited. However, the hide straddles a lake and there is plenty on offer from Giant Kingfisher, Yellow-Billed teal, Coot, various weavers among several species easily spotted.

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Thank Mark R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is in the suburbs, easy to find well maintained with bird hide and park and restaurant alongside seems to be a popular spot with knowledge people willing to share their knowledge about the wildlife both here and the surrounding locations

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Thank 143Jhbtraveller
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Excellent variety of birds without having to go to all the trouble of looking for them. We spent a good hour in peace and quiet, with many species being visible.

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Thank Évañ S
Jakarta, Indonesia
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Huge variety of birds, so beautiful and interesting to watch them during there wild life. Very good restaurant nearby. And kids playground. Picnic spots. All what you need for day out! Love it!

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Sandton, South Africa
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146 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a lovely venue for a birthday or a baby shower. The food was really great and the service is friendly. The venue looks out over the water and is very nice.

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Thank taniawilliev
Pretoria, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a good place to take some pictures of birds. Entrance is free. Make sure to visit the Blue Crane coffee shop.

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Thank Ben G
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Beautifully laidout birdhide overlooking a small lake. Many waterbirds breeding in shallow waters including created and blue crane.Restraunt overlooking the water is a birdlovers breakfast or lunch choice.

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Thank arbuthda
Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I'm a keen birder and the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary has never disappointed me! I often go there when I have some time "to kill" before movies and always enjoy it.

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Montagu RSA
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast with old friends during September 2016 at this excellent restaurant situated in breathtaking natural surroundings.

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Thank MartinvZyl
Pretoria, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Amidst the flying in and out of sacred Ibis, kingfishers and yellow billed ducks and many more birds you can have excellent coffee and good wine and a variety of items on a well priced menu. Overlooking the dam with all the waterbirds and our national bird the blue crane, this is a definit consideration for bird lovers visiting Pretoria.

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Thank Hanique

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