Located in the centre of Century City, Intaka Island is a majestic 16ha wetland and bird sanctuary, and is home to 120 different species of birds.
Intaka – which means bird in Xhosa, is a unique example of nature conservation and property development co-existing in harmony and for mutual benefit. Apart from the sprawling wetlands, abundance of rare and more common birds and exquisite flora, Intaka Island offers you a place of solace, to take a stroll, relax, get in touch with nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Visitors to Intaka Island can go on a self-guided tour and stroll along the 2km footpath through the wetland or book a guided tour and receive added information about the inhabitants and different plant life you see, by one of the field rangers. Guest can also book a tranquil ferry ride on the Grand Canal and around Intaka Island and enjoy the fresh air and breath-taking views of Century City.
The island has 9 different stations each offering different insight into the bird life, water life, flora and fauna that is encompassed in Intaka Island. Visitors are welcome to take photographs of the lively activities around the island as well as enjoy the view out of the 2 designated bird hides.
Canoeist, rowers and dragon boat riders are also welcomed and encourage to paddle along the 8km protected navigable canal. However, they first need to get a permit from the Century City Canoe Club.