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African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

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Location: Lion Park Road. 18km outside PMB, Durban side and just 4km off the N3 Highway on the Lion Park Road
Time: please see website
Cost: R35 Adults / R20 Kids (under 13) / Family ticket R110 (2 adults & up to 3 children)
Ages: Great for all ages
Number: 031 785 2981
Categories: Animal Interaction, All outings,
African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

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Visit us and see, first-hand, the raptors in action in our daily free-flight, interactive demonstrations.....

One of the primary roles of the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is to introduce raptors, in all their magnificence, to the general public. People, both young and old, and from all walks of life come away with an appreciation of South Africa's fantastic diversity of raptor after seeing the birds first-hand.

The sanctuary is headed up by husband and wife team, Ben and Shannon Hoffman and cares for over 180 different birds of prey of 50 different species. Although the sanctuary is situated on 60 hectares of scenic valley bushveld, it is within easy reach of both Pietermaritzburg and Durban.

The shows demonstrate the flying abilities of various Raptors and Owl and are 'open air' so bring a hat, sunscreen and a jacket! These displays are weather dependent so, if in doubt, please give us a call before you leave home to make sure (031 785 2981).

Vulture Feeding Sessions take place around noon on weekends.
Please phone and confirm should this activity be your primary reason for visiting.


Kestrel Café: Provides a simple selection of breakfasts, toasted sandwiches, burgers, scones, muffins, waffles, milkshakes, hot beverages to keep the wolf at bay. Formal caterers are available for corporate functions and events.

"Africa Trading” Gallery specializes in African artwork from all over the continent. Here traveling tradesman display their authentic wood, terracotta and bronze pieces.

The Sanctuary Curio Shop has a definate "Raptor Feel" and has a wide variety of goods generally depicting one of the many wild creatures that live on the 'dark continent. We provide a good selection of items for both the local and foreign guest at competitive prices.

While mom shops or enjoys a light lunch, the kids can burn off their extra energy on the jungle gym or spend a happy time feeding the rabbits and the guinea pigs. “Bunny chow” is available at reception.

African Bird of Prey Sanctuary
African Bird of Prey Sanctuary
African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

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