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+27 11 511 1864 www.montecasino.co.za
Next time the kids complain they’re bored and you’re feeling a little cabin fever-ish too, escape to the Montecasino Bird Gardens in Fourways where lush lawns, lily ponds, and bird song greets visitors to one of Jo’burg’s most popular family attractions.
The bird garden is a delightful place to spend a day outdoors. Semi-tame antelope wander through the park. In addition to the over 60 bird species there are snakes, chameleons, lemurs, and creepy crawlies to see. Light meals and refreshments are available from the on-site Flamingo Café.
The bird garden also has the largest and most diverse private collection of South African cycads in the world - over 750 plants from 37 different species, including one estimated to be more than 2 500-years-old!
But the birds are the stars here. Give the kids a chance to feed the noisy, brightly coloured lorikeets before you head off to enjoy the spectacular Flights of Fantasy bird show. Be entertained and educated by a feathered cast that includes a stork, a cheeky toucan, Moholoholo the Cape Vulture and Oliver, the limelight-seeking Southern White Pelican who rarely fails to please audiences.
Address: Cnr William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.