Our main drive is to educate the public about raptors through flight demonstrations, handling days, photographic days, and educational displays at schools and other venues.
However, we also like to have fun. Our twice-daily flight displays, during which visitors receive dazzling, up-close encounters with South Africa’s most magnificent birds, will bring a smile to the lips of even the most serious animal enthusiast. A stroll through our enclosures, marked with lovely stories about the history of each animal, well-manicured gardens, kiddies playground, farmyard and well-appointed coffee shop is a perfect way to spend a sunny morning or afternoon in Dullstroom. Fishing is also offered on our two dams and this activity is run and managed by Mavungana Flyfishing Centre.
Wednesdays to Mondays 09h00 to 16h00.
Admittance Fees :
Adults (13yrs and older) – R60.00
Children (3yrs – 12yrs) – R25.00
Children under 3yrs – Free
Pensioners – R50.00
Student Groups – R30.00 pp
Cover Charge – R10.00 pp (fishing, picnics, birthday parties)
Come and get a close up view of how raptors fly and hunt. You will be amazed at how agile and graceful these birds are in flight and the accompanying educational talk is very enlightening.
Flight Display Times 10.30am and 2.30pm (weather permitting – to avoid disappointment please phone to check)
These demonstrations showcase a selection of birds and, depending on guest involvement, last about an hour.
Price: Included in your entrance fee but we do have photographic opportunities with donations welcome to raise funds for specific projects from time to time.
Spend the morning working alongside the falconers and our birds in a more personal manner.
Your handling experience starts at 09.00am with an introduction to the work we do here after which you join the falconers in their morning chores of weighing the birds, checking their health and cleaning their enclosures. You will then assist the falconers in flying of the birds during the morning flight demonstration.
All this activity should have worked up a healthy appetite, so end off your morning with us by enjoying a scrumptious brunch in our coffee shop (price on request).
To ensure a quality experience, handling days are restricted to a maximum of two people and need to be booked in advance with the falconers on email@example.com.
Price: R400.00 pp
Come and spend a morning with us, and we will devote our time for your perfect shot.
We fly a variety of birds and also do portrait shots/natural poses of others. Group size limited to ten photographers. Morning starts at 7:00am with a short break at around 10:00am. Further photographic opportunities are offered during the morning demonstration at 10:30am.
Your day should have worked up an appetite, so why not round off your experience with a lovely meal at our coffee shop (price on request).
Photographic days need to be booked in advance with the falconers on firstname.lastname@example.org as they need to prepare birds in advance for these activities.
1-3 Photographers R850pp
4-6 Photographers R650pp
7-10 Photographers R450pp
Non-photographers accompanying R60pp
We are a popular stop for school tours. We block off the morning demonstration for your group which gives a little leeway on timing. Our bird of prey talks are specifically targeted at school children from primary and secondary schools. They are informative yet fun, ensuring your pupils attention and imagination are captured. We are able to cover a wide range of topics that include conservation, habitat, diet, adaptations and biology and give you the opportunity to be up close and personal with these magnificent birds.
Price: R30 per student
Teachers and guides are at no charge
Packed lunches can be prearranged at an additional R60pp
Advanced booking is essential so contact us early to reserve a date at email@example.com
Owl Ring Bearers
What could be more romantic for your partner than to have them surprised with an owl bearing an engagement ring, or on your wedding day, having a beautiful owl flying your wedding rings down the aisle to you!
This unique and special service is often kept as a surprise so that your future partner/guests have a real wow factor!
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to customise your proposal or add that extra special touch to your dream day.
Prices: Subject to venue date and time.