Opened in 1984, the Umgeni River Bird Park is home to almost 800 birds and 200 species from across the world. Surrounded by soaring cliffs and set among 3.5 hectares of lush landscaping, the park is a tranquil haven in the middle of Durban. The Cockatoo Cafe is located inside the park and serves a range of refreshments and light meals. They also cater for children’s parties. No visit to the park is complete without seeing the free-flight bird show. The show features a range of birds from Macaws to Hornbills, Owls, Cuckoos and Kookaburras in unrestrained free flight demonstrating what they would do in the wild. The show is highly educational and also loads of fun. Shows are at 11am and 2pm from Tuesday to Sunday with shows on Mondays during school holidays. Please note all shows are weather permitting.
Recommended Age Groups
Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Pre-Schoolers (3 to 6 years), Children (6 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (12 to 18 years), Adults (18 + years)