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Intaka Island

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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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BOAT RIDE IS A MUST

Thoroughly enjoyed this island and especially the boat ride. The guides are well informed and the number of birds you see is a big bonus :)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
E3350BFmattp
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed this island and especially the boat ride. The guides are well informed and the number of birds you see is a big bonus :)

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Cape Town, South Africa
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186 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not so great if it's very hot, although the sheltered areas are great, especially when the wind blows. We enjoyed the bird hides and watching the bird life. Facilities are good and clean. It would be very educational if the time is taken to do the boat ride and to read everything.

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Thank Bernadette A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an alternative to the beach Intaka Island is a great destination with children. On arrival there are two old steam trains to climb all over then in the actual conservation area there is a short walk as well as a longer one with lots of educational opportunities. The short walk is perfect for children under 5. Each child can... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For many times, i have driven past Century City, promising myself that one day i will go to Intaka Island. Well Sunday past was that day, i took my kids and better half and grandchild to enjoy the boat ride @ Intaka Island, needless to say, my expectation of the trip (due to water restrictions) was not very exciting, irrespective... More 

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1 Thank MargieRichterWilmot
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10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful surprise. I walked from Canal Walk Shopping centre. Entrance fee is cheap. Birdlife prolific. Restrooms were clean. Opening hours for summer from 7.30 am to 7 pm. A must visit for all engines. Includes history of the steam train which was unusual

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Thank Mehroon Nisa K
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117 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The park is simple and the hiking is just a short walk, but it was a great opportunity to know this small oasis of nature in the heart of Century City. The full moon hiking costs just R 40 pp for a reception drink and a guided walk (one and a half hour) throught the park.

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Thank Alexandre J
Western Cape, South Africa
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I did not know this place existed till I saw a groupon offer for a family of 4 boat cruise around the canals at Century city. What a special treat it was to be a tourist in our own "back yard ". The cruise was sp special and the guide was very knowledgeable and willing to share information- we even... More 

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Thank Vivienne D
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I stayed in the area for a number of years before visiting Intaka as it is quite tucked away. It's located in Century City, a new town in Cape Town next to the city's largest shopping mall, Canal Walk. Predominantly wetland, Intaka Island attracts a wide range of birds and it can be fun watching them push branches around the... More 

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Thank Jenny B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

What a lovely place to relax, I never knew it even existed until we were invited by friends. It is a unique opportunity to see the great conservation and preservation work being done in urbanized environments. If you have kids it is a worthwhile place to visit from an educational point. And for those who need some retail therapy, Canal... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This place is in Century City . Its a residential colony and island club and hotel is inside the Century city and adjacent to Canal Walk Mall and Shopping Center . Canal walk mall is a big one and has all brands and also pick and pay. If you love to watch birds in natural form then it's must along... More 

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