Visit the Montecasino Bird Gardens
Experience the wonder and vibrant feathery residents of the Montecasino Bird Gardens in Fourways. This bird and wildlife park is just the space if you're looking for a memorable family outing in Johannesburg, or simply just want to enjoy some fresh air. Spend the afternoon wandering along vibrant garden walkways and viewing the various colourful birds, reptiles, mammals and unusual animals. A must-visit is the walk-through aviary, that's home to over 60 species of birds including Scarlet Ibises and Nicobar pigeons, with smaller antelope wandering in the undergrowth.
What To Expect
Wondering what you and the kids can get up to at the Montecasino Bird Gardens? Take a look at the destinations features here and plan your exciting day out.
Don't Miss The Flight of Fantasy Shows
Both entertaining and educational, the Flight of Fantasy Bird Shows at the Bird Gardens are one of the highlights you need to experience when you pay them a visit. The stars of the show are their colourful and talented show birds, showing off their feathers, skills and personalities. These bird shows are held in the Tuscan amphitheatre, twice daily from Monday and Friday, and three times a day over weekends and public holidays.
Please note: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Flight of Fantasy shows are closed until further notice.
Relax at The Flamingo Café
After taking a lengthy stroll through the Bird Gardens, why not grab a bite to eat and something refreshing from the Flamingo Café that overlooks the Flamingo pond. The menu offers guests a selection of light meals, coffees and milkshakes, to be enjoyed against the tropical backdrop and ambiance of the gardens. Click here to take a look at their Grab & Go menu. The Flamingo Café is also an ideal venue for kids’ parties and can host up to 90 guests. Operating times are as follows: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00.
Explore The Many Bird Gardens Features
The Montecasino Bird Gardens offers guests a variety of features to experience, explore and view. Whether you're looking to take a look at their collection of amphibians, want to be brave and come face-to-face with many venomous snakes (safely, of course), or visit the resident mammals, there's a variety of enclosures for you to see. Here's a few you can expect to find:
- The Frog Room
- Walk-Through Aviary
- The Cycad Gardens
- The Flamingo Pond
- Parrot Gallery
- The Snake Room
Merchanise For Sale
There's also a variety of merchandise and animal treats available for purchase upon your visit. Here's the merchandise available and the cost per item:
- Duck Pellets — R8
- Badges — R12
- Photo with Owl — R70
- SGH Cap — R135
- SGH Brimmed Hat — R152
- Kids Brimmed Hat — R124
- MBG Complimentary Booklet (100) — R7 000
- Square Magnets — R12
- Round Magnets — R18
Please note: Prices are subject to change at any given time.
Entrance Fees & Opening Hours
Planning a visit to the Montecasino Bird Gardens but need all of the little details? Not a problem! Here are all of the opening times and tariffs to keep in mind before you make your way to this lovely facility:
- Adults (aged between 13 – 59 years of age): R90 per person
- Pensioners (60+): R62 per person
- Children (aged between 2 – 12 years) R62 per person
- Hotel guests: R36 per person
For more information on Rewards Cardholder rates, click here.
There are also group rates available. Click here for more information.
- Wednesday to Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00
For More Information
For more information about the Montecasino Bird Gardens, visit www.montecasino.co.za.
You can also contact them on 011 511 1864 or [email protected].
Images sourced from Montecasino via Facebook.