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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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Impressive Aviary

Birds of Eden was created to provide a safe home for a number od birds which were threatened. It was opened in December 2005 and is now the world's largest free-flight... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2012
Kent, England
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Kent, England
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Birds of Eden was created to provide a safe home for a number od birds which were threatened. It was opened in December 2005 and is now the world's largest free-flight multi-species bird dome/aviary. There are roughly 200 birds in the sanctuary of over 180 species. The sanctuary covers an area of 2.17 hectares which is enclosed by a wire... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Absolutely amazing a must see. Birds flying over your head brilliant colours just fantastic

1 Thank Paul S
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2012

If you like birds, this is a place to go. the have a wonderful selection of birds, from all over the world in a magnificent enviroment.

1 Thank Andrew L
Port Alfred, South Africa
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

Really enjoyed walking through the aviary. There is an abundance of birds and we enjoyed checking them off in the booklet along the way.

1 Thank lgwoods
Pershore, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

The birds are flying around you as you walk through. Very well laid out. The best time to visit is at feeding time about 11am

1 Thank Adrian F
North Potomac, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Amazing place.. A large number of unique birds in a natural setting. Don't forget to visit the monkey land right next to this place.

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United States
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

We almost did not visit. We are not really interested in the more "touristy" places that call themselves "Sanctuary's". By the time we had heard from four different sources this was "something to see", we decided to give it a try. We first went through on an overcast afternoon and realized quite quickly that a visit on a brighter day... More 

1 Thank nancywim
Cape Town
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Apparently the world's largest aviary covering an area of 2.1761 hectares, Birds of Eden is a sanctuary which takes in unwanted or injured birds. Aside from indigenous species there are a number of exotic birds. Together with Monkeyland, the adjoining property, this makes for an interesting morning out, particularly since you walk through what is basically a re-created, indigenous forest,... More 

1 Thank kalgran
East London, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

The sheer size of the undercover area which houses the birds is beyond ones imagination. The layout is totally natural with thousands of different species of birds. Walking around with them up flying bye or perching close is too special for words. Well done to all involved in this fabulous venture.

1 Thank BreezeInn4
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

This was my second visit. Thoroughly enjoyed both visits. I love taking photos and place is ideal for close up shots.

1 Thank ShazF7

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