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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird life” (31 reviews)
“scarlet ibis” (20 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

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Reviewed 28 March 2013

We were going to skip this, but are glad we didn't. Beautiful birds everywhere. It's fun and there is no wait usually to get in. Great for kids over 3.

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 27 March 2013

A great trip for the family - especially with younger children. It is a dream environment for both adults and children alike as the walk is if entering a lost world. Only photo opportunities during most of the walk is mostly at feeding points but...More

Thank Nic L
Reviewed 27 March 2013

A definite must visit to see South African bird life and exotic birds all within one giant netted forest. Take time to walk slowly and soak in the atmosphere and watch the birds. We spent close to 3 hours and did not still see every...More

Thank MadiMara
Reviewed 26 March 2013

Being so close to the Knysna Loerie was very special. get a book at reception and see how many birds you can spot - lots of fun and you get to learn alot too.

Thank Pieter V
Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

We have been before and once again it was a fantastic experience. We were able to spend 4 hours at Birds of Eden including having lunch. Interesting sights - the laughing parrot, the magnificent Blue and Gold Maccaws up close and many other wonderful sights.

Thank ADBarr
Reviewed 23 March 2013

A "must do" when visiting the Garden Route. It is an attraction that visitors of all ages will enjoy. There are a wonderful selection of birds to see at close quarters. The aviary is huge and the birds have plenty of space to fly freely,...More

Thank suemillard
Reviewed 22 March 2013

I'm not really a bird person, but it sounded like a neat idea. there are many beautiful birds, but some of the wetland enclosure are disgustingly smelly. I highly recommend the Mozambiquan restaurant. the chicken was amazingly tasty and tender.... and I am a very...More

Thank Elle M
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Although the birds are from all over the world, it is quite incredible being in this huge "netted" aviary. One of the biggest in the world I believe. The birds are free to fly around with food points all around. You can watch the birds...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2013

We waked here from hog hollow well worth the walk ( quite a tough walk ) really enjoyed the visit coffee shop not the best though

Thank lesjeep
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Beautiful birds in a large stunning aviary. A photographer, nature lover and bird watchers paradise. You go on a self guided tour (make sure you spend the extra few rand on a bird identification guide), and can get amazingly close to the birds. The large...More

Thank Mark D
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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