Austin Roberts is a great break away from the city, in the city. I identified 32 bird species in a mere three hours and left feeling calm and refreshed. For those less interested in bird watching, the bird hide is a great place to read or have a quick snack during lunch time. The no-smoking regulation is an inconvenience to... 更多
We had Blue Cranes walking by our table as we ate at he Blue Crane Cafe, next to the Bird Sanctuary. It is a great place for bird-watching.
A peaceful and small Bird Sanctuary offers a birds hide - in one hours I was able to spot a kingfisher, a bunch of ibises, ducks, cormorant, crowned cranes (they seem to be nesting nearby?) and others smaller birds just by moving from one window to another. While the place is freely accessible, I did not feel unsafe. There's also... 更多
I love the tranquility and escape of coming here to a place so many birds have naturally made their home thanks to the space provided for them. I visit once a month at least. The restaurant, The Blue Crane has been under new management for a few years and the food is very good......the view beautiful over the water....and just... 更多
My sister and I and her little 9 yr old went to the bird hide this afternoon and afterwards popped in at the nice restaurant and just had something small for lunch. We enjoyed it very much. The waiter at the restaurant was quick and we enjoyed the food. The atmosphere at the restaurant was very nice. Loved it!
We were looking for a park to take our 2 jack russels for a walk. The area is very small with little shade. Maybe ideal for taking kids for a swim as I see there's a swimming pool. The internet shows the restaurant at the sanctuary is pet friendly, but there was a sign that says no dogs allowed.
Three years ago, I became enthralled with birding while I was in Pretoria and other parts of South Africa. Austin Roberts was one of the preeminent experts of the birds of Southern Africa, and the sanctuary was established both to educate new generations of enthusiasts and to provide a sanctuary and "way station" for resident and migratory birds. The viewing... 更多
Really a nice place, especially for beginner birders, a lot of waterbirds nearby and a very nice hide to sit and take fotographs from. The restaurant also provide in all your needs.
Wandered by on a Sunday evening to kill some time - spent a good half hour in the bird hide watching the ponds and reed beds - nice easy place to see some of the local species and recuperate after a long flight.
Austin Roberts has been a favorite birding spot since I was a child growing up in Pretoria. It was revamped probably 15 or more years ago and is a good spot to come and relax, see water bird species you don't see every day. It offers good spots for taking photos and you can spot the odd buck or two... 更多