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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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A fantastic place to visit

A wonderful experience, walking through a wooded area on raised walkways with wild tropical birds flying in the trees around you. There is a large variety of birds in the... read more

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Paul G
Clackmannan, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Clackmannan, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful experience, walking through a wooded area on raised walkways with wild tropical birds flying in the trees around you. There is a large variety of birds in the sanctuary and you can walk at your own pace enjoying the calmness and the wonderful sounds, a great place to visit. Would recommend getting the combined ticket with Monkeyland and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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What a wonderful peaceful sanctuary. This is a must to see if you are a bird lover. This enormous aviary is like a forest with loads of trees and plants. There is a little stream running through, as well as a dam for the water birds. We even had a glass of wine at their little restaurant after a 2... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Please do not miss this place. The setting, the colors of the birds, the freedom they have to fly around this enormous aviary are truly amazing. Once inside you can wander at your leisure, sit down, watch the birds, listen to their songs, enjoy a snack and coffee. Unmissable Buy the treble ticket with Monkeyland and Jukani and save a... More 

Thank Mardav03
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the park is beautifully layed out and the views are amazing. Would love to see more tropical birds.

Thank Tammy O
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was such an incredible experience! There are no cages, the birds fly around freely! There is such a large variety and the sanctuary is so beautiful! It is definitely a must see!

Thank Maché v
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was awesome being able to see so many beautiful birds up close. The walkways are easy to navigate and is not overcrowded. Birds and other animals appeared happy and healthy. Well worth a visit.

Thank LaraB1972
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The best bird park and very large . Great variety from all over the world . Relaxing walk through . Good for lunch .

Thank bmw740il2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here before about 12 months ago... And it gets better everytime as you get to know the different bird species. A huge "garden of eden" like fenced off cage makes for the beautiful home of hundreds of local and exotic bird species. We had a great time and spent 2 hours inside! ***Beware of the African Grey*** He... More 

Thank Daniël R
Cape Town
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Good for a couple of hours of entertainment. There seem to be less birds and small monkeys than before though.

Thank Mirrid
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Great for a relaxing morning or afternoon out. Very enjoyable to walk through and spot the various birds flying past and to see then up close at the feeding stations. Walkways and facilities are in good shape, and birds look to be healthy and happy. Overall very positive experience and I personally think it well worth a visit.

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