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Set in a transformed old quarry where natural waterfalls abound and lush, tropical landscaped gardens have long since covered the exposed stone, the Umgeni River Bird Park beside the Umgeni River is a short 12 minute drive from the centre of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. The park’s catchphrase is ‘inspire to conserve’ and this has been their aim since 1984 when a few enthusiastic birders first formed the park to both protect the surrounding birdlife and operate as an education facility. Since then, the 3.5ha Park has developed into one of the top bird parks worldwide with over 800 indigenous and exotic bird types on display.
The Park has four walk-through aviaries, each housing birds from different parts of the world. The plant life is worth checking out too, with ancient cycads, palms and ferns bordering the meandering paths and a natural reed-bed filtration system keeping the ponds clean.
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For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.