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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird lovers” (34 reviews)
“bird life” (34 reviews)
“scarlet ibis” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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+27 82 979 5683
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"bird lovers"
in 34 reviews
"bird life"
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"scarlet ibis"
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"take your time"
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"knysna loerie"
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"fly freely"
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"guide book"
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"own pace"
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"bird park"
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"amazing variety"
in 16 reviews
"monkey world"
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"few hours"
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"couple of hours"
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"combo ticket"
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"different species"
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"next door"
in 35 reviews
"natural environment"
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

This was my first visit to an enclosed free flight bird reservation. It is spectacular. Beautiful coloured very tame birds, who will eat a feeding stations a few feet from where you are photographing them. Don't rush through this attraction. You will want to see...More

1  Thank Flexecutives
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

a must for twitchers but anyone with a vague interest in nature will love it too. There are hundreds of different birds in what seems to be the wild as the area is covered by a huge net that is impossibly high and you forget...More

Thank Ian W
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

This a a massive caged free flight aviary where one can walk around without the constraints of a guide. It was good to be able to take this in in ones own time and what can one say other than if you like wildlife and...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

This is a really great way to see so many birds. The aviary is so massive you forget you are in an enclosed area. The birds fly freely and can be seen really easily. Feeding areas help to concentrate some smaller birds. The paths are...More

1  Thank sophia27
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

It's one of the most stunning places I have ever been so be sure to bring your camera. Restaurant is amazing too with great views. Brilliant for families, friends or by yourself. All the staff and volunteers were extremely informative and friendly too. Very impressed...More

1  Thank Loz S
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Well worth a visit. Beautiful birds. Lovely walks on boardwalks in amongst the birds. Fantastic photo opportunities and great places to sit to enjoy the birds

1  Thank Elizabeth T
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

We came here on a combined ticket with the nearby Monkeyland. We didn't know exactly what to expect - we thought it might be a sort of big aviary. That is a serious understatement. The aviary is huge and the walkway winds down from the...More

1  Thank GerMar60
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

It was a rainy day and friends recommended this attraction a few miles out of Plettenberg. It is huge and claims to be the largest covered aviary in the world. It certainly made anywhere else look small...imagine the Eden Project in Cornwall, England with a...More

1  Thank Davidisobel
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

We spent an unbelievable afternoon at the Birds of Eden, it was paradise! I cannot recommend it enough, it really was the experience of a lifetime. You soon forget that you are in an aviary, it is so big there should be another word to...More

1  Thank bellamanning
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

The aviary is so well laid out, with a very pleasant walking path which was like walking in a jungle. We were able to very close to many of the birds and got some great photos. It was a relaxing visit which we really enjoyed.

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Johann L
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Response from Jann01 | Reviewed this property |
You can go through again on the same day using the same ticket. We went early in the morning and stayed for about 2 hours, went hiking at Robberg Peninsula and then returned and spent another couple of hours until closing... More
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Response from alanwooding | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. There are steps and ramps but if you take it easy it should be ok.
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janetwood1001
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.
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