Visit our centre

Join us for one of our educational and fun guided tour & flying demonstrations, where you will have the opportunity to see some of our trained resident birds of prey as they demonstrate their agility and grace in our open air flying area.  We are located at The Heath which offers a variety of shops and restaurant providing a perfect location for a day’s outing. For more information please get in touch.

What we offer


Guided tour & flying demonstrations


Photographic tour


School & group bookings


Gift & souvenir shop

Tour times (Wed-Sun)

12:00PM & 2:00PM

Reception / shop

CALL TO BOOK (078) 135 3611

Where to find us?


What we offer

Raptor Rescue Plett Mark Robson Black eagle flight demo

Adults R160.00pp
12+ and students R140.00pp
Seniors 60+ R140.00pp

Children (3-12) R100.00pp


Join us on a 1 hour guided tour of the centre, where you will learn about  our resident birds. We have a variety of birds, from our smallest Southern White-faced owls to our largest, the African fish eagle. You may enjoy watching our trained birds demonstrating their skills in our open-air flying area. We are not able to fly the birds in bad weather and a walk through with no flight demo will be charged at our usual rate, so please book ahead to avoid disappointment.

rehabilitattion course

Ages 18 and older
R560.00pp (minimum 4 students)

Course duration : 4 Hours


A short course which highlights the importance of wildlife rehabilitation customized for students with an interest in exploring careers in conservation. Topics include; the importance of bird of prey conservation, practical experience working with raptors, common reasons for admitting sick and injured birds, and the benefits of ecotourism and education.


Raptor Rescue Plett school group education

20-30 Scholars/Students R50pp
10-20 Scholars/Students R60pp
Activity & Learning Booklet R20pp


School and Group tours will be customized to suit the age of the pupils and/or the needs of a particular group. Our tours are educational and enjoyable ensuring the group’s interest and attention is captured. We cover a wide range of topics including conservation, habitat, and diet. Group rates and additional benefits for tour groups are only available to customers who have made a booking. 


Raptor Rescue Plett white faced owl photographic

1-3 Photographers R850pp
4-6 Photographers R650pp
7-10 Photographers R450pp


The Photographic Tour is a 2 hour guided tour geared toward birding and photographic enthusiasts. We limit the number of guests to a maximum of 10 people per group and allow those who would like to spend more time with our birds to do so. Photographic tours can be arranged in conjunction with a birding outing with our friend and local birding guide Ian Pletzer. Photographic tours are only available to customers who have made a booking.


12:00PM & 2:00PM (Wednesday-Sunday)

During peak season (school & public holidays) we are open 7 days / week and offer an additional tour and flying demonstration at 10:00am.

Our tours and flying demonstrations may be affected by adverse weather conditions and we are limited to 50 people per tour so please call ahead to avoid disappointment. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL


10:30AM - 4:00PM (Tuesday-Sunday)

Once a flying demonstration has started, entry is not permitted. Visitors will be asked to wait until our guide is finished before  they may enter.

Please note* During off peak and winter months, the centre may be closed to visitors periodically for annual veterinary check-ups and essential maintenance. During these periods, pre-booked tours may still be available.


Adults R160


Children (3-12) R100


12+ and students R140


Seniors (60+) R140

Where to find us?


Meet our pilots

Our captain

Jackal Buzzard


Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any queries. We are available to assist you.

Why is the bird here?

We provide a refuge and sanctuary for birds of prey that cannot be released due to their circumstances or injuries.

Can we touch/hold the owls and other birds?

We have a strict NO TOUCH policy. Birds of prey & owls do not enjoy being “petted” and this places unnecessary stress on our animals. In addition, the oils transferred from many hands can damage the birds feathers.

What do you feed the birds?

Birds of prey are carnivorous and rely on their hunting abilities for food. In the wild, they primarily prey on small mammals. They may vary their diet with many different types of game and even insects. We feed our birds predominantly with chicken, mice and rats from local free-range suppliers.

Our ambassadors at the centre       

Our Aim at Raptor Rescue Plett is to release as many birds as possible back into the wild. Some birds can, however, not be released due to their circumstances. We provide a sanctuary for these injured and orphaned birds to live in comfort with the best possible care. They act as ambassadors for their species in our educational tours and eco-adventure programmes. Birds that we can’t release but that still require exercise to keep them fit and healthy are flown using falconry techniques during our guided tours allowing the public  to see them up close. We have a strict no touch policy, and although the birds are trained, they are still wild. Please follow your guide’s instructions during the tours.   

Raptor Rescue Plett Mark robson and Black eagle Photo credit Grace Harrison

We prefer to view the flying of our birds as exercise and stimulation for their well-being and don't promote them as "show-birds", there is however one animal that always steels the hearts of our guests, and he happily believes he is strictly there for your entertainment!

Raptor Rescue Plett Dream catcher workshops


There is something magical about the process of weaving your own dream catcher. Join us for one of our workshops during which you will learn how to create your own web as well as have the opportunity to see and learn about the birds whose feathers you will be provided with.  All the feathers used in our workshops have been naturally dropped during the bird’s yearly molting cycle. If you are interested in attending a workshop, please join our mailing list for up-to-date notifications.


Raptor Rescue Plett Kids programmes education

Kids eco-education programmes


Raptor Rescue Plett bus and tours

Tour group booking


Our reviews

We popped in close to closing time and we were the only two visitors booked on the tour at the time. Our own personal tour. It was wonderful to interact with the birds, a unique experience.
Yolanda Komen

Mark is incredible with the birds and very patient with us spectators. He’s brilliant with the kids as well! My fourth visit and I’ll be back next time I pass that way.
Gerard Cannoo

Mark’s knowledge and ability to explain the intricacies of these beautiful creatures makes for a genuinely enriching time! Thank you, Edmund and I really enjoyed it!
Lize Van Rooyen

This is a beautiful experience with people who truly care about the well-being of the birds; the birds come first. A great experience for kids and parents alike.
Anke Irslinge

My little girl absolutely loves the birds, we have visited many times and will continue to go back. Marc has a special gift with his ability to care for and connect to these amazing birds. Highly recommend! animals!
Jill Mcnamara

Photography credits
Spotted eagle owl, Mark & Black eagle – Ian Pletzer / Children playing – Oakhill primary / Jackal buzzard, Barn owl, African goshawk – Ian Thomas / Yellow billed kite – Ernest Porter / Mark & Black eagle, Aminatu model – Grace Harrison

Contact us

The Heath, N2 Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay 6600

+27 78 135 3611

+27 73 948 8371