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Eagle Encounters South Africa

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Spier Estate | Lynedoch Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 858 1826
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“birds of prey” (49 reviews)
“black eagle” (17 reviews)
“beautiful birds” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Spier Estate | Lynedoch Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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+27 21 858 1826
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"birds of prey"
in 49 reviews
"black eagle"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful birds"
in 15 reviews
"bird show"
in 15 reviews
"flying display"
in 6 reviews
"perch"
in 6 reviews
"martial eagle"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
in 14 reviews
"children and adults"
in 4 reviews
"rehabilitation centre"
in 4 reviews
"close encounter"
in 5 reviews
"spier wine estate"
in 9 reviews
"spier hotel"
in 6 reviews
"bird life"
in 4 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 5 reviews
"whole family"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this morning and i am a local tour guide in Cape Town and I just want to thank you guys for all that you do at Eagle Encounters been based in Cape Town mainly now only don't get a chance to take guests...More

Thank Sheldon P
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Tracy C, Owner at Eagle Encounters South Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Sheldon, Thank you very much for your amazing review! We have shared your message with the rest of the staff members. We truly appreciate it when visitors understand and support our bird of prey rehabilitation; conservation; education and eco-tourism work. All staff members are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eagle encounters is at the Winery of Spier. At the entrance, (some of) the handlers are welcoming you warmly. Right behind the entrance there is the owl touching area were you can encounter different type of owls. A bit further, there are a few big...More

Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took me daughter here for a school outing last year. It's a nice play for bringing the older kids in. Also nice for kids weekend activity. It is very convenient if you want to do the picnic or a lunch or just a walk after...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at The Spier and wandered down to the Eagle Encounter just before a show was due to start. I am not the bravest person - have never liked birds flying round my head. Was looking at the various owls etc when one...More

Thank SuenBrianSolihull
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved it here. We were staying in the Spier Hotel, so wandered down to meet the rescue birds. Within 30 minutes we were holding an owl each, and getting to know the personalities of each one thanks to the impressive knowledge of the bird...More

Thank sianroo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We watched one of the very informative shows where you get to interact with some of the birds, watch them fly and catch food. We then viewed birds in well maintained and clean enclosures with plenty of light and fresh air. We also held and...More

Thank Sue F
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The interaction with the birds was wonderful. It was a surprise to us that this was on the property grounds. What an enjoyable afternoon!

Thank worldsongmom
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

There are eagles and other raptors housed in small enclosures. The largest birds are individually tied to perches, in open sides enclosures. I’m sure they get fed well, but this doesn’t feel right!More

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Tracy C, Owner at Eagle Encounters South Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Steve, thank you for your review. Please understand that Eagle Encounters is not a zoo. We are a rehabilitation centre, where we work with our raptors on a daily basis, either for education / eco-tourism (in the case of human-imprinted, non-releasable birds) or release....More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This place offers a wonderful experience with rescued birds. The daily shows are very good with passionate guided. The owls are adorable. So many wonderful birds to see. There are a number of shoes daily and there usually feature different birds. Well worth a visit!

Thank Judelle D
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Tracy C, Owner at Eagle Encounters South Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We were fascinated from the moment the display started until it finished. The trainer was extremely knowledgeable and clearly had a great bond with the birds which are either rescued or born into illegal captivity. Both educational and interesting this was big on cute factor...More

Thank GreigSP
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