Come and spend a relaxing day at African Dawn and immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings of the park. Let the kids come and see our birds and animals and learn about the wildlife that surrounds them. They can feed the free roaming birds including Guinea fowl, peacocks and chicks.  Or have a romantic picnic under the shade of the old pear tree and enjoy the surrounding nature. 

Opening Times

We are open from 9am - 5pm

every day of the year!

*Including all public holidays and Xmas day*


Entrance fees

Adults  R80

School Children (6-16yrs)   R40

Pre School (3-5yrs)    R15

Under 3yrs   Free!


We have a restaurant serving light meals; toasted sandwiches etc. Food is served daily between 10am -2pm.  And a small curio shop that sells ice-creams, snacks and cool drinks. 

There are several Braai and Picnic spots located around the park and visitors are welcome to bring their own food and drink and spend the day on the grounds. 


We are able to accommodate larger groups and school groups. Please contact us for more information if you would like to make a booking.


Tel: 042 2860 710



We are situated near Thornhill just off the N2 between Jeffreys Bay and Port Elizabeth.


Take exit 702 (Hankey/Thornhill) off the N2 and take the R102 towards Jeffreys Bay. Follow the road signs towards African Dawn. 



33 916129" S 25 109418" E



About African Dawn
African Dawn Bird & Wildlife Sanctuary near Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) committed to the rehabilitation and release of wild animals and a sanctuary for those that cannot be released.