Come and enjoy a unique day out with the family, enjoy personal animal encounters and experience a spectacular interactive flying show at Eagle Encounters

Eagle Encounters is a privately-run non-profit wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, conservation and eco-tourism centre specializing in birds of prey.  Based on the beautiful, historic, fully organic Spier Wine Farm, their rehabilitation, conservation and educational outreach programmes are funded through their unique, exciting and interactive responsible eco-tourism programme.

Enjoy unforgettable personal encounters with owls, eagles, snakes, lizards, deer, piglets, tortoises… as well as interactive shows, where a variety of birds are flown to you. A truly memorable experience for the whole family!


  • Personal Encounters with the adorable and lovable Wally, the Wahlberg’s Eagle
  • Personal Encounters with the majestic and impressive Leo, the Verreaux’s Eagle
  • Personal Encounters tickets available at reception – no pre-booking necessary
  • Spectacular flying shows (at 11:00, 14:00, 15:00 & 16:00 daily) where a variety of birds are flown to you
  • Dancing Barn Owls – join the party and discover what makes their owls dance
  • Spotted Eagle Owls flown to you in the owl enclosure.
  • Wrapping a 2m long Red-tailed Boa Constrictor around your shoulders.
  • ‘Into the Wild’ emulates an old-time ‘falconry expedition’ in the farmlands with Harris Hawks.  If you’ve ever wanted to feel what it’s like to be a Falconer, this is the experience for you.  Booking essential.  Contact Chantal on +27 84 037-5523 at least 48 hours prior to secure your spot.  Minimum 2, maximum 10 people per walk.
  • Remember to take your camera along to capture these unique and unforgettable memories!
  • Order a Spier picnic (+27 21 809-1100) and enjoy it surrounded by beautiful wildlife.


  • Eagle Encounters is a winner of the Caltex / Cape Times Environmental Award.
  • Eagle Encounters has played host to world renowned celebrities like Richard Gere, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Carrie Lowell, Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Lou Diamond Philips, Usher, Rufus Sewell, Tia Carrera, Eric Mabius and Alicia Witt.
  • Eagle Encounters has worked on movie and photo sets with Trevor Noah, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Swift, Dido, Jay Kay (Jamiroquai) and Mark Shuttleworth.
  • Eagle Encounters has hosted Arabian Kings, Princes and Sheikhs.
  • Eagle Encounters is ranked #4 of 154 top things to do in Stellenbosch
  • Have you ever imagined having your wedding ring flown to you on your big day? Eagle Encounters has an amazing hawk, named Buddy, who can do just that.

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Monday 09.30 - 17.00
Tuesday 09.30 - 17.00
Wednesday 09.30 - 17.00
Thursday 09.30 - 17.00
Friday 09.30 - 17.00
Saturday 09.30 - 17.00
Sunday 09.30 - 17.00


Christmas Day

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Spier Wine Estate, Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch


27 21 858 1826