About Umgeni River Bird Park

The park has walk-through aviaries, birds out on perches, lush greenery, some amazing waterfalls and rock faces that makes this a very special place to visit. You should check out the Free flight Bird Show, first ever to start in Africa with critically endangered species like the Wattled Crane, as well as owls, storks, hornbills and a Cape Vulture in free unrestricted flight - a truly beautiful sight to watch. The park has birds from North and South America, Africa, Indonesia, and Australia. You will be able to get closer to birds and during the demonstration of their behaviour in their natural ecosystem. Do not forget to feed them.

Must See

  • Don't miss the Free-flight Bird Show with critically endangered species like the Wattled Crane, owls, storks, hornbills and a Cape Vulture in free unrestricted flight. 
  • Make your way to the baby room viewing window and follow the activity in the nursery where plump little chicks are reared by loving foster parents. 
  • Walk-through aviaries, birds out on perches and some amazing waterfalls and rock faces all combine to make this a very special place to visit.

How to reach

The park is situated at 490 Riverside Road, Durban North on the banks of the Umgeni River. From Durban, head north towards Umhlanga, and you’ll find the park just 10 minutes from the city center. Follow the signs off the N2 or M4 (Ruth First) Highways.

Tips

  • Purchase some nectar in the park and feed the birds, it is a wonderful experience.
  • Do not miss out on the bird show, your journey to Durban is incomplete without it.
  • Comfortable footwear will make your visit easy.

Visit Time

Sunday: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Monday: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Thursday: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Friday: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Saturday: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Free Flight Bird Show: 11:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. daily

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Entrance Fee

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Adults are: R50
Children under 4 years: Free
Children between the age of 4 and 12: R30
Pensioners: R30​

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Time you can spend

1 - 2 hrs

 

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