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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
Closed now
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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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Well worth a day visit

Our visit to Monkeyland and Birds of Eden was an enjoyable one. The Monkeyland guide was both knowledgable and friendly, funny too! It's was great to see so many monkeys in a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2011
Secunda, South Africa
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Secunda, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

Our visit to Monkeyland and Birds of Eden was an enjoyable one. The Monkeyland guide was both knowledgable and friendly, funny too! It's was great to see so many monkeys in a natural habitat. Zoo monkeys are so boring. Birds of Eden is excellently built and well laid out to make travelling though the park a pleasure. Plenty of exotic... More 

1 Thank Heidi1510
Randburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2011

If you think that this is one of those 'another bird park' places - you would be wrong. It is a great place that is well stocked and well laid out. An interactive walk through the rain forest and bird habitat is peaceful and allows you to get up close to many exotic bird types. Even for a non-birder it... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

Wow! was the first thought when I entered the massive avairy with its beautiful, well planned layout and stunning birds from various parts of the world. My day was made when a light green parakeet came and set on my shoulder and said: "morning!" The place is huge, and the view stunning. Sensible shoes must be worn for comfort along... More 

2 Thank E D
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

The place is really worth a visit! It is very beautiful and its a great veriety of birds to watch! Its like its name says, a small paradies! :)

1 Thank Skyliteee
Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

We came to birds of eden with our 1 year old right after doing monkey land. It was nice, but not a must see in my opinion if you are doing monkey land too.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2011

Birds of Eden is an amazing place to visit. As you enter the sanctuary, you forget that there is actually a HUGE net over the whole park. Birds fly "freely" in the the sanctuary, and have plenty of room to do so. The birds aren't in cages, so you get to see them, up close in their natural environment. If... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2011

Birds of Eden is a fantastic attraction, it is very well done with walkways around the forest. There are large bird tables on the edge of the walkways and the birds sit on these and on the walkway railings. They just ignore people so you really can get unbelievably close to some really beautiful birds. The variety of species that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2009

I'm not prone to awarding 5* to many things but this was a really excellent morning's adventure. The venue is well advertised, clearly explained and does exactly what it says. The birds are fantastic., almost overwhelming at times, and the facility is very well done. Our toddler really enjoyed the walkways - perfectly safe - and getting near to the... More 

1 Thank Shugaroo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2008

Our B&B hosts in Plett recommended this place and we spent a fascinating afternoon there. All day would not have been amiss. It's a bird reserve under a huge canopy (Guinness Book of Records stuff) where you are pretty much left to your own devices. The bird population is huge - not just African - and all apparently well used... More 

3 Thank ValanTone

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