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Birds of Eden

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Address: Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 82 979 5683
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

Birds of Eden is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance...

Birds of Eden is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA). SAASA is the current Award Winners of 4 of the most prestiges awards in Tourism in the World:

• Lilizela Service Excellence Tourism Awards - best Visitors Experience

• Skal International Sustainable Tourism Awards - best major Attraction

• World Responsible Tourism Awards - Gold-best Animal Welfare Initiative

• World Responsible Tourism Awards - Overall Winner

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.

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Walking in a rainforest surrounded by the most colourful and inquisitive birds. A must visit with wooden walkways and a small suspension bridge. Keep an eye open for some of the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walking in a rainforest surrounded by the most colourful and inquisitive birds. A must visit with wooden walkways and a small suspension bridge. Keep an eye open for some of the monkey species that sneak in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A chance to be one with nature amounts the birds in their natural habitat A really tranquil place to experience these beautiful creatures

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you walk in it feels like you're in a Jurassic Park like setting; walking on boardwalks through the tree tops in a massive bird cage of sorts. Most amazing birds I've ever seen. Really do highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit and completely different from the Monkey World experience next door. It is a self guided walk through the aviary that is truly huge. There are some lovely themed areas too at times a little 'Disney Esque' with the plantings and waterfalls. This is not a critiscm, it was was well done. You walk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Set across a number of hectares the netted forest makes you forget you're in a bird park. The park is full of stunning birds and it's a great place to enjoy the sights and sounds and to indulge in some photography.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not as impressive as we had expected. There were quite a few birds at the centre and the concept of an enclosed atrium was cleaver and well constructed, but unless you are a dedicated ornithologist, which my wife and i are not, it wasn't great for us.

Thank Beaulieu99
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had the pleasure of experiencing Birds of Eden on three occasions. It is a massive Aviary constructed over Natural Rain Forest. Beautiful walkways through ancient trees and hundreds of birds to be seen. Amazing variety. The rescued birds are the real entertainers as they squawk remnants of their past lives. The water features are beautifully blended in this... More 

Thank Chutzpah78
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful forest with abundant bird life. this place need whole day to be able to fully explore and enjoy what it offers. abundant bird life on show

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we spent a really nice hour here on a combo ticket with Monkeyland. A huge array of birds viewed from a well laid out series of walkways meandering through the aviary. Never felt crowded even though we were there in high season - recommended,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

in this structure you can see tons of birds coming from differents places with wonderful colors! you are alone and you take your tour with no guide so you can stop and appreciate the "panorama" when you will! Birds come close to you but pay attention they can bite you, are not domestic... the place is great and offer a... More 

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