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Bird Island

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Address: Lambert's Bay, Lamberts Bay 8130, South Africa
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Beautiful birds

I am a big birder and I was really excited to go see the beautiful Cape Gannets. They breed on the island and I knew I was guaranteed to see them. The entrance fee is somewhat... read more

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777Cherryblossom
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Pretoria
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Pretoria
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a big birder and I was really excited to go see the beautiful Cape Gannets. They breed on the island and I knew I was guaranteed to see them. The entrance fee is somewhat steep, however, as I really wanted to see the birds I was willing to pay the entrance. The cost is R40 per person and... More 

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Thank 777Cherryblossom
North Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ended up in Lambert Bay & took the advice to visit Bird Island. Incredible to see so many gannets, saw some seals in the distance too. The guy in the bird lookout was excellent - friendly & full of info about the birds & sea life. We enjoyed our visit and it was reasonably priced. Shame there were no penguins... More 

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Thank Dol123
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must to visit if you are in this area. The island is small and you won't spend more than 50 minutes to visit all the structures, but for R 40 per person, it is a cheap and enjoyable activity.

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1 Thank Alexandre J
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This was a fun stop if you're in the area. There were thousands of gannets on the beach, half of which were learning to fly. Gannets, it turns out, are not very graceful. Very fun to watch.

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Thank Joanne B
Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

The island is must visit. There is so much birds and seals to watch and learn about. Just sit and relax.

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Thank Jagluiperd
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

About a 5 minute slow walk up the harbour wall takes you to a number of areas where you can observe and learn about Cape gannets and other animals linked with this area. Be warned - it does smell, but what a treat to see these amazing birds so close up. From the viewing area you are only a few... More 

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Thank JaCob5
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Lamberts Bay is not exactly a tourist trap, thank goodness, but this is well worth a look. It costs a few Rand to enter but is good value to get up very close to thousands of gannets & observe at close quarters.

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Thank ght1948
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit Bird Island as it is listed as one of the best things to do when visiting Lambert's Bay. We were not disappointed. The staff are friendly & helpful & the whole experience quite amazing. The static displays are very interesting but the birds take pride of place in our memories. Watching the birds act out what... More 

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Thank Bowring14
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our time - amazing amount of adult and young gannets. Worth the visit while in Lamberts Bay.

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Thank Liz P
Kansas City
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is on the shore in Lambert Bay. There is a colony of gannets to can look in on. I think you will enjoy it if you have an interest in birds.

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