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Birds of Eden

#4 of 14 things to do in The Crags Features Animals
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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“bird life” (29 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 26 January 2013

Some wonderful, exotic birds are contained within this huge structure, but we'd no idea what they were! A large circular deck in the middle of the lake was surrounded with pictures of very sad looking, uninspired beefburgers and when I mentioned this to the uniformed...More

Thank BarryJohn4
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Really nice way to spend an hour or so. Gets much better as you walk along. Initially not too much to see but a nice walk.

Thank Scarlet2711
Reviewed 25 January 2013

As a regular visitor it is always a pleasure to wander round Birds of Eden. The sub-tropical forest is the perfect environment for the wide variety of birds which the sanctuary houses. Keep your eyes peeled for every imagined species and a few more!

Thank TigTigger
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Wow, this is a beautiful walk and these birds have it good! From the moment I entered, I was greeted by beautiful yellow, blue and green parrots. There are feeders all over and you will be so close to these beautiful birds. The walk on...More

Thank kmisk03
Reviewed 24 January 2013

A very well organised and lovely sanctuary. The number of bird species present was amazing. The care for our feathered friends was great. Beautiful flora to go with these amazing birds. Well done.

Thank Charlene T
Reviewed 23 January 2013

You go into this amazingly large aviary in the indigenous forest and a little way down the walkways, you start to see the most incredible birds. They are fairly used to people so come quite close. It is a place you can spend an hour...More

Thank snowhite22
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Loony larry was a parrot which stalked our guide. he was so cute. It wa swell worth a visit. Our visit was interesting and informative. We saw many colourful, exotic birds in beautiful scenery.

Thank Montgmery
Reviewed 23 January 2013

We have been visiting this area regularly for the past 12 years and we love this holiday! There is so much to do here and BIRDS OF EDEN is a favourite ! The park is well planned and set out. The walk is easy and...More

Reviewed 18 January 2013

Birds of Eden is a place that I would return to. The worlds largest free flight aviary. Our two kids aged ten and eight adored this place. It has a bit of mystique, it makes you want to be part of the jungle and leave...More

Thank Rodrigo P
Reviewed 15 January 2013

Birds of Eden is a huge covered area where the birds can fly freely. No birds are kept in cages. There is really a big variety of different bird species to see. The colourful parrots are so beautiful. The red Ibis's and pink flamingoes are...More

Thank ElmarieM
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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.