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Bird Island

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Lambert's Bay, Lamberts Bay 8130, South Africa
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Very interesting

If you find yourself in Lambert's Bay, a visit to Bird Island is an interesting experience and well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
georgestof
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Durbanville, South Africa
Gannets

Loved them.also the terns but not the restaurant opposite. There was s nice girl selling tickets... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike C
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Lambert's Bay, Lamberts Bay 8130, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you find yourself in Lambert's Bay, a visit to Bird Island is an interesting experience and well worth the small entrance fee.

Thank georgestof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved them.also the terns but not the restaurant opposite. There was s nice girl selling tickets for bird island and the parking also. There were fishing boats in the harbour so we were expecting fresh fish

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As always a peaceful visit to Lamberts bay. Very nice visit and magnificent views overlooking the sea.

Thank DaisyL04
Reviewed 3 January 2018

the hightlight of lambert´s bay with a very informative presentation of the past and actual culture of these birds.

Thank udoab
Reviewed 26 December 2017

A good educational visit to a bird sanctuary. Guano is not nice smelling but a very enriched fertilizer. A must to visit to see what is being done to protect this wildlife.

Thank projectm885
Reviewed 17 December 2017

A top important colony of gannets but also cormorants and fur seals, very well equipped for observing the birds without disturbing them.

Thank homedelsac
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Very well put together and a most enjoyable experience. We are birders so loved all the sea birds; the seagulls had little babies. Paths are well organised and there is a hide from which you can see the gannet colony plus lots of information boards...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Our second visit to the island and the facilities have drastically deteriorated since our previous visit a few years back. The penguin facility is abandoned and the facilities in general are in urgent need of maintenance. This is disappointing and unlike Cape Nature and not...More

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Thank robertduncombe
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We were driving from The Cedarburg Mountains down to the coast at Paternoster, I had spotted on the map there was a reserve at Lamberts Bay, so we decided to take a slight detour and have a look. First impressions driving through Lambert's Bay was...More

Thank nette08
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Good for a walk around for an hour or two, especially if you want to take action pics. of all the gannets nesting there.

Thank Broadsword27
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Gerhardus E
7 November 2016|
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Response from BARRYBE | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a small fee but being part of a group I do not know the exact amount as this was included as part of the price of our package for a tour of 10 days.
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Dick M
5 October 2016|
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Response from robdotinfo | Reviewed this property |
You can park outside Isabella's Restaurant (no problem finding parking both times we visited). This is inside the harbour gate and next to the causeway entrance. As for time, it depends how interested you are by the birds... More
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vera811
21 December 2015|
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Response from Trudy-uk | Reviewed this property |
it's not really an island - a projectory off the harbour. There is a "sleepy" type of town where you can park - probably for free, but i'm not sure. However, there is parking in the harbour. The gannets were a wonderful... More
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