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Birds of Eden

#4 of 14 things to do in The Crags Features Animals
Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Beautiful birds

The parc is not too big, but has a very nice walking route through a jungle like surrounding. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Wonderful and memorable.

A lovely experience. I am not in favour of birds in cages or any kind of captivity, but these birds... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Birds of Eden is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA). Birds of Eden is the largest single-dome free flight aviary in the world, spanning 2.3 hectares of natural forests, streams and dams. With over a kilometre of walkways, visitors can experience the thrill of spotting almost 3500 previously captive birds of over 200 different species flying free and living natural lives. The scenery alone warrants a visit with hundreds of different plant and tree species plus there are giant fruit bats, golden-handed tamarins and the smallest of the antelopes, Blue duikers. Visits to Birds of Eden are self-guided and you are free to wander for as long as you wish at your own pace. Guided tours for group bookings can also be arranged on request at no additional cost.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird life” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The parc is not too big, but has a very nice walking route through a jungle like surrounding. It is in open air, but covered by a net to keep the birds in. There are several sorts of African and exotic birds. Buy the booklet...More

Thank Travelowls2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely experience. I am not in favour of birds in cages or any kind of captivity, but these birds are in a really, really enormous aviary and they seem quite happy. You walk along a boardwalk through forests and past ponds and waterfalls. According...More

Thank DoctorLindy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This bird sanctuary is very special! Some of South Africa's most beautiful rare birds but also have birds from all over the world. Good for close up photographs and even personal contact with some of the birds. Exquisite...

Thank Eugene B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was nice to walk through the park with many birds flying around. Saw many different beautiful species however there have been neither explanation nor guiding anywhere :( Pretty short time you need to spend to go through if you are no bird enthusiast.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a return trip to the Birds of Eden. We first went when the birds were still used to human company, they are mainly rescue birds. The birds, especially the parrots, cockatoo etc would beg to be touched, which you were told not to...More

Thank allyn2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came late in the afternoon as part of a combo ticket and were still pleasantly surprised at the tranquility and variety of birds that we saw. It was a relatively easy walk through the aviary and it was just really pleasant to see mother...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was quite nervous of visiting as I get quite upset when it comes to cages but I was completely blown away by the extent of this facility. It is huge and a walk there takes you from deep forest through to lake-land with the...More

Thank African_Albatross
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing aviary! WOW, an opportunity to be up close with so many amazing species. So many photo opportunities. Everything appeared to be well looked after and all the birds looked healthy. Would love to visit again and stay longer than an hour and...More

Thank EveningEater
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The habitat is diverse and well maintained. You never know what is around the next corner. You go from canopy to forest floor to ponds filled with water birds. We saw so many impressive birds and the walk through the sanctuary was absolutely stunning! Well...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of walking along the walk ways up high. One hanging bridge that's made from sticks, same type as in Monkeyland but wider and much shorter. The birds are flying freely all around you, great opportunities for pictures. There are some fruit bats, unfortunately we...More

Thank Taru K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I plan to visit around April 16th. Do I need to buy a ticket in advance or can I just show up?
1 February 2017|
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Response from HerRoyalHickup | Property representative |
Hi There - you can just show up and buy your ticket at the door.
If you buy the combo ticket for here and monkeyland, do you have to visit both on the same day?
28 March 2016|
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Response from Deon D | Reviewed this property |
No, you can use it within a few days. But also include the Jukani wildlife park into your combo ticket. It is wort a visit. Combo tickets can be used to visit the park in the morning, and maybe return late afternoon again... More
Annemarie J
Hi, Is there a place to picnic at the aviary? Thanks!
26 December 2015|
Response from Deon D | Reviewed this property |
No, not really. There is a nice restaurant at the Monkeyland portion.