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Intaka Island

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 552 6889
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Lovely morning at Intaka

Easy leveled walkways with maps at certain points. Great hides and benches along the route with... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Port Elizabeth
via mobile
interesting hidden activity

Relaxing boat trip through the waterways. Children enjoyed spotting the different birds species... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Lee V
Somerset West, South Africa
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  • Average11%
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“bird hides” (5 reviews)
“bird life” (7 reviews)
“canal walk” (5 reviews)
Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 552 6889

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Easy leveled walkways with maps at certain points. Great hides and benches along the route with viewing decks with a variety of birds to spot. An awesome outing even for a non bird watcher like me. Take a picnic. We didn't go on the boat...More

Thank LocalislekkerPE
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Relaxing boat trip through the waterways. Children enjoyed spotting the different birds species. Was surprised to find out that you can hop on / hop off at the nearby shopping centre, should you wish... Something different to do with the family during school holidays

Thank Lee V
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Hidden in the jungle of housing complexes,this sanctuary come as a bit of a surprise.Well kept,one meanders through pathways along waterways and dry bush. Certainly an interesting spot to visit, to watch mainly waterbirds.The hides are well maintained and provide excellent viewing.

Thank HelgL
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely place to visit on a sunny day. Very unexpected amongst the Century City Towers. A nice place to watch birds and 'get lost' on wooden walkways.

Thank Danel N
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this island and especially the boat ride. The guides are well informed and the number of birds you see is a big bonus :)

Thank E3350BFmattp
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Not so great if it's very hot, although the sheltered areas are great, especially when the wind blows. We enjoyed the bird hides and watching the bird life. Facilities are good and clean. It would be very educational if the time is taken to do...More

Thank Bernadette A
Reviewed 22 December 2016

As an alternative to the beach Intaka Island is a great destination with children. On arrival there are two old steam trains to climb all over then in the actual conservation area there is a short walk as well as a longer one with lots...More

1  Thank TraceyP_SA
Reviewed 19 December 2016

For many times, i have driven past Century City, promising myself that one day i will go to Intaka Island. Well Sunday past was that day, i took my kids and better half and grandchild to enjoy the boat ride @ Intaka Island, needless to...More

2  Thank MargieRichterWilmot
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful surprise. I walked from Canal Walk Shopping centre. Entrance fee is cheap. Birdlife prolific. Restrooms were clean. Opening hours for summer from 7.30 am to 7 pm. A must visit for all engines. Includes history of the steam train which was...More

Thank Mehroon Nisa K
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The park is simple and the hiking is just a short walk, but it was a great opportunity to know this small oasis of nature in the heart of Century City. The full moon hiking costs just R 40 pp for a reception drink and...More

Thank Alexandre J
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