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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.
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“bird life” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683

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Reviewed 5 days ago

amazing tour of this fascinating bird sanctuary, set within an enormous aviary where the birds have so much freedom to fly. knowledgeable guide who gave us a great tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The parrots living in the aviary are the friendliest that I have come across! A Chinese Golden Pheasant ! Wow ! Truly golden in colour ! Different water fowls including a pair of Canadian geese and both Black & White swans from Africa ! A...More

Thank 832helenag
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a bit taken aback at the cost of the entrance fee, and we spent quite a long time at the lower levels of the walkway seeing relatively few birds, but as soon as we moved onwards and upwards we began to see a...More

Thank claranda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly a paradise. Fantastic colourful bird species from all over the world have been rehabilitated in a brilliantly conceived massive aviary. We arrived sceptical as the billing was the world's largest single dome free flight structure but it may well be and if...More

Thank postscript65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very pleasant place to visit for a couple of hours. There are many birds to see in forested surroundings. There are several feeding stations where birds tend to congregate and are more easily photographed. The visit is not guided so one can...More

Thank wendy h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a beautiful experience. The birds are so calm and one even came to sit on my shoulder, to bite my hat (I didn't even mind). I would definitely recommend this place to photographers or anyone that is an animal lover.

Thank juanvwk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic way to spend at least a couple of hours if you like watching and seeing different birds. An incredible place. Shame we weren't hungry as a great special on at the cafe.We were there for approx 2 @1/2 hrs. So clean and well organised.Toilets...More

Thank June l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to pay a visit as we had some time to kill at the end of the day, we were not expecting to be blown away. What a lovely time we had, many birds with a huge expanse in which to fly in their...More

Thank 53Sue2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wet day and we wanted something to do, this together with Monkeyworld, filled our day. There were literally hundreds of different birds, none of whom seemed to be bothered by the humans! We took some amazing photos and had lots of laughs...More

Thank jollybb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a way to break up the journey from Knysna to Tsitsikamma forest and dropped in. We were not ready for how much fun it was. The venue is huge and has such a wealth of birds allowing us to spot 12...More

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11 December 2017|
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Response from 832helenag | Reviewed this property |
Not very difficult ! A leisurely walk can be done, going around slowly is ok ! No steep climbs, that I remember off !
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.
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