Address 490 Riverside Road, Durban North, Durban
Opening Times Open daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Free Flight Bird Show 11h00 and 14h00 daily.
Rates ​Adults are: R50
Children under 4 years: Free
Children between the age of 4 and 12: R30
Pensioners: R30​

Telephone +27 (0)31 579 4600
Fax +27 (0)31 579 4574

Situated on the banks of the Umgeni River and just minutes away from the city centre, the Umgeni River Bird Park is a tranquil oasis waiting to be explored. Surrounded by soaring cliffs and with a magnificent 20m high waterfall, the park is a haven of tranquillity and beauty. The lush gardens feature palms, cycads, ferns and other plants from around the world.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the park is home to more than 700 birds and almost 200 species from around the world. Make new friends as you feed the Lorikeets in our walk-through aviary, be enchanted by the elegant flamingos and see some of the rarest birds in the world up close and personal. The free-flight bird show is a highlight of the park and features a cast of birds from all over the world including vultures, kookaburras, macaws, cuckoos, hornbills and owls. Show times are 11am and 2pm from Tuesday to Sunday with shows on a Monday during holidays. Please note that all shows are weather permitting.

The Cockatoo Café is situated in the heart of the park overlooking the spectacular 20m high waterfall and serves a selection of light meals and refreshments. They also cater for kids parties and school excursions. With more than 250 enclosures and walk-through aviaries, there is always something new to see. For more information Phone 031 579 4600, email us at or take a look at our website at