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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
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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).

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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Wow - what a place

Absolutely loved this place. Incredible birds, some tame, some wild. Had the chance to see things you would never see in the wild, yet the birds definitely seemed to be very happy... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2012
Dorset, UK
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Dorset, UK
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

Absolutely loved this place. Incredible birds, some tame, some wild. Had the chance to see things you would never see in the wild, yet the birds definitely seemed to be very happy and free in their eden. Would recommend to anyone who loves nature :)

Thank DorsetGirl84
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

Very enjoyable stop - wonderful birds at every bend. My 3 year old loved the feeling of being in a jungle surrounded by beautiful birds. Well done to the team who keep the place looking so wonderful.

Thank Lee_Harrington
Rockville, Maryland
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450 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2012

This is a huge aviary and there are many varied trails inside. A lot of different birds and waterfowl to be seen. A good family and couples stop. There are some steps and somewhat steep sections of trails.

Thank TomWall60
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Interesting layout taking you up into the canopy. Tremendous range of birds. Bring your camera!

Thank Sue5647
Heerenveen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Nice walking ballustrade in the middle of a tropical forest. You can see lots and lots of birds of different kinds. All are close enough to take pictures of. Whow... really loved this site.

Thank Bert J
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

A unique place to visit and not to be missed. Loads to see and all very much "first hand"

Thank James A
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

We went as part of the joint ticket with Monkeyland next door. Actually we did both attractions in one afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it and I have to say that this is the best close encounter with birds you will ever get, as they live in a paradise forest and come to the feeding stations where you can get up... More 

Thank Nikki C
Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2012

Huge netted area with a wide variety of birds up close and personal on raised walkways and feeding stations. Captivating.

Thank 976barbaram
Westlock Alberta
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Birds ofEden was very intresting well worth the visit

Thank George C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Much better than we were expecting- could easily spend all day here.

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