Over 100 exotic species of Birds!
For great family entertainment in Johannesburg, come and experience the wonder of the Montecasino Bird Gardens.
For great family entertainment in Johannesburg, come and experience the wonder of the Montecasino Bird Gardens. Here in our wildlife and bird park you can wander along enchanted walkways within magnificent gardens and marvel at a variety of colorful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world. In our walk-through Aviary, you’ll find over 60 species of birds including Scarlet Ibises, and Nicobar pigeons, reptiles and small mammals, with smaller antelope wandering freely in the undergrowth.
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Open every day of the year, except for Christmas Day.
Mondays to Friday: 08h30 - 17h00
Weekends and Public Holidays: 08h30 - 17h00
Flight of Fantasy Shows: Weekdays: 11h00 and 15h00
Flight of Fantasy Shows: Weekends and Public Holidays: 11h00, 13h00 and 15h00
Tariffs Adults 11 years and older is R75 Children 2 – 10 is R50 Children under 2 are free. Pensioners 60 and older is R50 Hotel Guests (Palazzo, Southern Sun Montecasino, and SunSquare Montecasino) - entrance is free with a valid guest registration card School Tours The Montecasino Bird Gardens has proved to be the preferred destination for school groups. We offer specially conducted tours for schools (Grade 1-12 only) during which guides take learners through the fabulous world of birds and animals. Schools must book tours and tour guides in advance.
The stars of the Montecasino Bird Gardens are the colorful and talented show birds which captivate audiences with breathtaking displays of unrestrained flight. Our educational and entertaining bird shows take place in our spectacular Tuscan amphitheater twice a day between Monday and Friday, and three times a day over the weekend and on public holidays. Flight of Fantasy Shows Time Duration Weekdays 11h00 and 15h00 30 minutes Weekends and Public Holidays 11h00, 13h00 and 15h00 30 minutes
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Visitors can relax and enjoy a meal at Flamingo Café; this 90-seater restaurant overlooks the Flamingo Pond. This venue also caters for children’s birthday parties (max 30 people).
South African Cycad Gardens
The Bird Gardens also has the largest and most diverse private collection of South African Cycads in the world, with over 750 plants from 37 different species.
We are very proud to be affiliated with the Mabula Ground-hornbill Conservation Project. All donations collected at the Bird Show go to the conservation of these beautiful, yet endangered birds.
Marvel at the colors of the Macaws and Cockatoos that roam freely in our Parrot Gallery.
Visit all the unforgettable creatures like frogs, scorpions, and spiders that can be viewed in our Frog Room.
Come and see Southern Africa’s most venomous snakes like the Boomslang and Black Mamba in Fierce Creatures. See Annie, the world’s oldest female Green Anaconda in captivity.
Discover over 60 species of birds, reptiles and small mammals from around the world as you walk through the Flight Aviary.
Some of the other interesting inhabitants in the gardens include a Sloth, Ring-Tailed and Red-Ruffed Lemurs, Meerkats, Blue duikers, Red Duikers, Bats, and various small primate species.