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African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary

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Off the R102 | Thornhill, between Jeffreys Bay and Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+27 42 286 0710
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Incredible experience

I volunteered at African Dawn for three months and had the most incredible time. I was only... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
jonathan w
via mobile
An oasis for wildlife

If you’re looking for an unforgettable day out, look no further than African Dawn. Whether you’re a... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
sincereandreal1995
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Plympton, United Kingdom
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Off the R102 | Thornhill, between Jeffreys Bay and Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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+27 42 286 0710
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

I volunteered at African Dawn for three months and had the most incredible time. I was only supposed to stay for one month but ended up extending to three! The animals are all well looked after and the staff truly care about the work they...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

If you’re looking for an unforgettable day out, look no further than African Dawn. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, budding photographer, enjoying family time or simply in need of some peaceful respite from everyday life - this little oasis provides a unique outing and experience...More

Thank sincereandreal1995
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I visited AD in October and was there for 2 months, not only is it an amazingly beautiful place the people and managers were all amazing. You can tell that everyone there has a deep rooted love of animals and want nothing but to care...More

3  Thank Belinda C
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

I spent 3 and a half weeks volunteering here in November last year and had an amazing time. The staff are super friendly and go out of their way to help you. I thought the accommodation was great, with hot showers and great social areas....More

3  Thank Bex W
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I have volunteered at this center twice now and both times have been incredible. The Staff are always friendly and willing to help with whatever needs to be done. The wide range of animals are very well looked and always put first. As a day...More

4  Thank CharlieFuller1
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This place must be on your to-do list when visiting the Eastern Cape. The entire sanctuary has beautiful lawn areas, even inside the aviaries. The birds and animals are looking great, they are well taken care off and the entire sanctuary is clean and healthy....More

3  Thank jcampher
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Situated half an hour's drive out of Port Elizabeth, this animal sanctuary is definitely worth a visit. For a reasonable entry fee for children and adults, one can see a wide variety of bird species,wild cats such as cheetah, cervals and caracal as well as...More

3  Thank Mands007
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

African Dawn has really expanded since our last visit 10 years ago! The grounds are well maintained, despite the drought. The animals are well looked after! Amazing range of birds, many of which I have never come across before. Number of wild cats, including 2...More

1  Thank Shaun_Stell
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

I recall African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary as a place connected to the earth for both animals and people. It's a wonderful place to volunteer. Be simple, it's not about fine dining or faux 'safari' luxury cabins. This is a real place, with great...More

3  Thank SpeciesSpectrum
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Not worth the effort. Most Staff need some PR training on arrival. Grounds and cages are clean. Entry price is not worth it. Restaurant is overpriced and basic; not fantastic. Wasn't a bad visit overall but I wouldn't go again.More

Thank Wesley S
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African D, Manager at African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Hi there, thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you found your visit to be Average, we strive to be more than that!. I will be reviewing our customer arrival experience and re training where necessary but please keep in mind our shop and...More

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