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Birds of Eden

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Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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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 lovers” (34 reviews)
“bird life” (34 reviews)
“scarlet ibis” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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+27 82 979 5683
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"bird lovers"
in 34 reviews
"bird life"
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"scarlet ibis"
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"take your time"
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"knysna loerie"
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"fly freely"
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"guide book"
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"own pace"
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"bird park"
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"amazing variety"
in 16 reviews
"monkey world"
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"few hours"
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"couple of hours"
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"combo ticket"
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"different species"
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"next door"
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"natural environment"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was one of the best places in Plettenberg bay. Looks like heaven. We walked very fare and every nook and cranny, there is a type of bird. I heard that it is the biggest bird sanctuary in the world. Nice restaurant in the sanctuary. I...More

Thank Chantelle V
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you love birds, take time out to go here. This was the 2nd of 3 places we visited as part of our excursions in the area. The sanctuary doesnt look like much from the outside, but once you in its almost as if you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent half a day here. It is quite large and would appeal to bird lovers. Our kids loved the place.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family really enjoyed the Birds of Eden. Although costly, it is worth it. Children under 4 don't pay, which makes it affordable. We felt like we were outdoors with the birds and the children couldn't believe their eyes. The children enjoyed the ducks most...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a whole morning taking pictures! Don't be in a rush, there is a lot of birds hiding in the trees. I even saw a Fox Bat hanging from a branch. The birds are so used to people, its very tempting not to touch...More

1  Thank Elsabe01
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this outstanding bird sanctuary. We saw so many magnificent birds and were so lucky to have Gordon as our knowledgeable guide. We highly recommend visiting here. We had lunch at Jandaya the restaurant. It was superb.

Thank Maureen C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful exhibit of birds. These are all rescue birds who now have the opportunity to live out their lives in safety as they cannot be returned to the wild.

Thank julphil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful spot to walk around quietly and to see the birds in as near natural habitat as we are likely to see. Go early or late as when busy noisy kids and even noisier American tourists slightly spoil it!

Thank Anna G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a large enclosed aviary with an enormous number of species and birds. Not all are native African but they are spectacular. Some of the parrots have been adopted here and are less afraid of us than you might think. Watch your glasses and jewellery....More

Thank EWTG1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is adjacent to an elephant sanctuary and you can visit both on a joint ticket parking is free. you are in a huge aviary and the birdlife is more than used to visitors. the natural colouring of the birds is at times quite breathtaking...More

Thank stevej007
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Johann L
27 December 2017|
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Response from Jann01 | Reviewed this property |
You can go through again on the same day using the same ticket. We went early in the morning and stayed for about 2 hours, went hiking at Robberg Peninsula and then returned and spent another couple of hours until closing... More
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359hennied
11 December 2017|
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Response from alanwooding | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. There are steps and ramps but if you take it easy it should be ok.
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janetwood1001
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.
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