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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“bird life” (30 reviews)
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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 28 February 2013

The aviary is huge and the self guided walk around is excellent. It is easy to do and wheelchair friendly. So many beautiful birds are to be seen up close so get your cameras ready for many good shots. We thought we would be there...More

Thank Brobb100
Reviewed 25 February 2013

A marvellous collection of birds that are all flying and walking freely and seem very undisturbed by us visitors. Well worth a visit. Third visit for us!!

Thank DnT2012
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We spent a couple of hours here and were so impressed, in fact rates as one of the best activities we did in 5 weeks tour of Western Cape. They really do know how to put this type of experience together and would highly recommend...More

Thank Lynn R
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Easy to find. Very well stocked with a huge variety of avian life. Interesting walks through 'rain forest'. Pity restaurant closed early.

Thank SussexFogey
Reviewed 24 February 2013

This is a large aviary, well spaced out and a relaxed way of appreciating our feathered friends. Since the aviary was not crowded birds appeared to be comfortable in their natural environment and moved around casually. This helped us get a very, very close look...More

Thank BharatGala
Reviewed 22 February 2013

A fabulous enclosure, great variety of Birds, terrific photo opportunities, and just a great, great, afternoon out.

Thank paulbloodworth
Reviewed 21 February 2013

We loved this place! The entrance fee was reasonable, and I highly recommend spending the R20 on the book which lists all of the different species found there. It was exciting to keep flipping through it trying to figure out the names of everything we...More

Thank Shannon C
Reviewed 21 February 2013

This was our second visit. We really enjoyed it again. It is lovely spotting all the different birds in a gret setting.

Thank richardmartyn
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Initially we thought it was pretty poor - a lot of jungle foliage and few birds, but.... after a short while zigzagging through the trees you start to see more and more exotic birds including the rare Knysna loerie, mostly within 6 to 12 feet...More

Thank rogjacgill
Reviewed 20 February 2013

My husband and I went to the Birds of Eden / Monkeyland on our honeymoon in December 2012. I have never been to the Birds of Eden so when I first entered I was pleasantly surprised at the vastness of the the "forest" and how...More

Thank Liezel L
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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
Annemarie J
26 December 2015|
Response from Deon D | Reviewed this property |
No, not really. There is a nice restaurant at the Monkeyland portion.