Birds are cool. Not the leggy types that use pavements as their personal runways but the feathery types that fly, swoop and poop all over the place. See these doo doo (not DoDo) machines in all their feathery glory for only R6 at 1000 Hills Bird Park.
Situated in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, 1000 Hills Bird Park is home to various specimens of bird life. There is much to learn, and much swooping to avoid in this educational wonderland. The park is a culmination of a lifelong dream for Scott Gelder who had a dream to show the magnificent creatures of the sky to the people of Durban.
Scott’s intention was to establish a bird kingdom where children and adults could enjoy an interactive education with this amazing wildlife. The open-air park, and everything on offer is a sensory experience: from the birds and their habitats to the Sweet Shoppe and its delightful deliciousnessnessness of goodies.
These goodies begin when you introduce your kids to the enchantingly colourful world that they, largely, wouldn’t get to experience; unless they’re traipsing through a jungle somewhere in southern Brazil with a near-extinct tribe of cannibals, as guides. Provide them with a safer option right on your doorstep.
Interact with rare specimens in walk-through aviaries, or in more contained areas. The bird park’s open paddocks are home to many exotic birds such as Owls, Hornbills, Finches, Falcons and African Greys - most of which are currently grounded for screeching, ‘birdy num num, birdy num num’ over the intercom system.
Take time out for yourself, or take the family on an outing to enjoy the landscaped gardens. Chill out under the aviaries; take in the fresh-air (not so close to the droppings), and bring along a picnic if you wish. Braai facilities are available but please note that your own chickens are the only birds allowed to be smothered in mayo and enjoyed for nourishment.