Umgeni River Bird Park


Found on the Umgeni River, north of the centre, this bird park makes for a relaxing escape from the throng. You can see many African bird species in lush vegetation and aviaries. Don't miss the free-flight bird show at 11am and 2pm Tuesday to Sunday, featuring birds from around the world.

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1.21 MILES

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1.27 MILES

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1.42 MILES

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