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Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

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Boshoff Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
+27 12 348 1265
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“blue crane” (32 reviews)
“bird hide” (15 reviews)
“small lake” (2 reviews)
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Boshoff Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
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+27 12 348 1265
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"blue crane"
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"bird hide"
in 15 reviews
"small lake"
in 2 reviews
"watch birds"
in 2 reviews
"overlooking the water"
in 2 reviews
"nice restaurant"
in 3 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 2 reviews
"the heart of the city"
in 2 reviews
"rogers"
in 13 reviews
"waterbirds"
in 5 reviews
"weavers"
in 4 reviews
"birders"
in 5 reviews
"teal"
in 3 reviews
"species"
in 7 reviews
"park"
in 13 reviews
"tranquility"
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed the afternoon out. Very impressed with the bird hide. We saw the Rose-ringed Parakeet, a new addition to our list. We recommend that you take your camera along. A good place for a short enjoyable bird-watching outing.

Thank Daan K
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

In between safaris, I headed for the bird sanctuary to check out some of the neighborhood birds. I was pleasantly surprised, about 25 species, some I hadn't seen. plus a nice restaurant. A neat bird hide, a wetlands, nice area.

Thank CFEIII
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I love it the most when we book the group table at the viewpoint, just before you enter the building to your right. It's exclusive, you have a great spot, and it's most relaxing. Service can be slow because you're not INside the restaurant itself,...More

Thank Arina J
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

My wife and I like to stroll around this area to enjoy the outdoors. We usually complete the morning with a light meal at the nearby Blue Crane restaurant - which overlooks the pond.

Thank billgraham2016
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The food is average, but the setting is relaxed, peaceful and not claustrophobic. Service was reasonable. We will go back.

Thank jdmpatr
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Wide open space good for dogs, relatively clean and there are nice spots to watch birds. Any one can enter however so maybe not that safe. Other then being a park it dies not have much els to offer. There is a restaurant but did...More

Thank ronayo
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Have a good lunch at the blue crane restaurant. Watch birds and their habits. Don't forget to take binoculars.

Thank SFou
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

The bird sanctuary has a hide that is accessible by the public from the road. The rest of the sanctuary is private and cannot be visited. However, the hide straddles a lake and there is plenty on offer from Giant Kingfisher, Yellow-Billed teal, Coot, various...More

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

The location is in the suburbs, easy to find well maintained with bird hide and park and restaurant alongside seems to be a popular spot with knowledge people willing to share their knowledge about the wildlife both here and the surrounding locations

Thank 143Jhbtraveller
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Excellent variety of birds without having to go to all the trouble of looking for them. We spent a good hour in peace and quiet, with many species being visible.

Thank Évañ S
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23 January 2017|
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Response from Torm_UI | Reviewed this property |
To actually go inside the sanctuary and walk around: R55 per person up to 12 people per group. To just watch from a bird-hide or from the Restaurant is free. However, as per the review, the Restaurant makes up for that... More
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Response from Ben G | Reviewed this property |
entrance is free of charge.
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