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Birds of Eden

Features Animals
Closed Now: 08:00 - 17:00
Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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“bird life”(34 reviews)
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a great experience - I’m not a bird-enthusiast by any means but went ahead and purchased the additional little book that helped identify all of these amazing creatures. It’s self-guided and a beautiful chance to see all sorts of birds, ducks, geese, etc.

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful, lovely institution for poor animals. Jukani, Birds of Eden and Monkeyland are definitely worth a visit. Such a stunning and incredible place, really a paradise for the animals, who sadly had such a bad past. You can feel the love and passion...More

Thank Marcel R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit there was much more fun than the first one. First you won't see much in all the green and higher trees. But just give you time to explore.Wait and Listen. Then it's becoming a wonderful visit. We had the luck with two...More

Thank wolfdssd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Birds of Eden is one of the biggest netted aviaries in the world. The birds fly free in a huge carefully maintained space. The birds are all rescued from caged etc. There is much to learn and the very cheap spotters guide is well worth...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally magical... short drive from Knysna.. bear George airport! This sanctuary is like none other.. the birds flying around you..the colors..I was enchanted!! Don’t miss it!! Next to Monkey land..

Thank prakvaid58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to a friendly helpful reception who gave us all the necessary details. Going into the sanctuary was a bit confusing but once inside what an experience. There were enough seating along the wat if you had to take a break. Leaving the sanctuary...More

Thank Yolanda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are glad that we visited Birds of Eden. There were so many beautiful different types of birds in this sanctuary. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk through it.

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It feels like you have entered a new world when you walk into Birds of Eden enclosure. It looks like a rainforest with beautiful birds everywhere. The enclosure itself is massive with enough space for birds to fly at full speed above the tree tops....More

Thank traveltheworldwell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real must see, it is a real peaceful place, you will learn to appreciate nature. I still have mixed feelings about having birds there, what are we saying about animal rights. However the area is very large with huge trees and I guess they...More

Thank Mphomarumo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the Birds of Eden. The boys really enjoyed it, although as they are a little young they got tired by the end but really enjoyed it! There are so many varieties of birds in the inclosure that you see...More

Thank skistar15
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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
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.
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.