Umgeni River Bird Park

The Umgeni Bird Park at Riverside has a collection of over 3 000 exotic birds and indigenous birds representing over 500 species, as well as beautiful palms, cycads and other tropical plants.   Numerous ponds, home to many waterfowl and flamingos, give the  park an air of tranquillity and relaxation.

The Park is considered as one of the top three in the world.  It was built in a disused quarry of about 4ha that had become a dump for building material and other refuse.   Development started during  1983 and the first phase opened in January 1984.   The development  and running of the park is totally  by private funding  and no subsidies are received  from any source.   A large part of the bird food is used to feed hundreds of wild birds that visit the park daily.

The Drakensberg

The Drakensberg

Geology The Drakensberg Mountains had their onqm some 200 million years. ago when a vast landmass...

Piet Retief’s Grave

Piet Retief’s Grave

The treaty under which the Voortrekkers received land from Dingane was signed on 6 February 1838....

uMgungundlovu

uMgungundlovu

The  seat of power of Dingane from  1828 to 1839 is preserved as a  site museum. The iKhanda was...

R E Stevenson Museum

R E Stevenson Museum

The R E  Stevenson Museum was established in 1974, and is devoted to the history of the town and...

Old Parsonage Museum

Old Parsonage Museum

This charming sandstone building on the corner of Kerk and Loop Streets, in  Utrecht is now a...

Uys monument

Uys monument

Hlobane 20km east of Vryheid was the scene of a desperate struggle against the Zulu where Boer and...

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