PICS: Eagle Encounters allows birds to spread their wings
Cape Town - Eagle Encounters was founded in 2001 by Hank and Tracy Chalmers. The land, donated by Spier Wine Farm, provides the perfect location for their mission, which is to rehabilitate and release birds of prey and animals back into their natural habitat.
Today, it is a much-loved centre, visited by families, schools, tertiary institutions and visitors from around the world.
The facility houses owls, hawks, eagles and even foxes.
The self-funded Non-Profit Organisation, however, also helps educate the public on conservation matters.
The unique facility gives you the opportunity to see, experience and learn about birds of prey which you would rarely see in the wild.
"There was a time during lockdown when I was not able to come in, and when I came back I was extremely happy to see the animals again. It was a difficult time but we are really grateful to those that donates to the facility," said handler Lauren Conradie.