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COVID 19 Revised Operating Hours

Please note that the park is currently closed to the public and is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, 14 January 2021. Updates will be posted on our social media sites and website should this change

Please be patient as we redevelop our website.

Overview

The Umgeni River Bird Park was designed and built by Dr Alan Abrey. It is situated in an old quarry site which used to contain water and was visited by Alan as a young boy growing up in Durban. When looking for a bird park site, he remembered it as a perfect option. After a year of extensive land filling, landscaping and aviary construction, the Umgeni River Bird Park was opened in April 1984 by the then mayor of Durban, Councillor Sybil Hotz.

The park is situated in 3.5 hectares of lush tropical landscaping and houses an ever-increasing collection of more than 800 birds from 200 species. Some species are the only representatives of their kind in Africa whilst others are commonly kept as pets.

To learn more about the birds in our collection, please click here