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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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Huge bird park! Plan 1-1.5 h

It was nice to walk through the park with many birds flying around. Saw many different beautiful... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Michael G
Dusseldorf, Germany
via mobile

This was a return trip to the Birds of Eden. We first went when the birds were still used to human... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
St Austell, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

It was nice to walk through the park with many birds flying around. Saw many different beautiful species however there have been neither explanation nor guiding anywhere :( Pretty short time you need to spend to go through if you are no bird enthusiast.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This was a return trip to the Birds of Eden. We first went when the birds were still used to human company, they are mainly rescue birds. The birds, especially the parrots, cockatoo etc would beg to be touched, which you were told not to...More

Thank allyn2011
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We came late in the afternoon as part of a combo ticket and were still pleasantly surprised at the tranquility and variety of birds that we saw. It was a relatively easy walk through the aviary and it was just really pleasant to see mother...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I was quite nervous of visiting as I get quite upset when it comes to cages but I was completely blown away by the extent of this facility. It is huge and a walk there takes you from deep forest through to lake-land with the...More

Thank African_Albatross
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

What an amazing aviary! WOW, an opportunity to be up close with so many amazing species. So many photo opportunities. Everything appeared to be well looked after and all the birds looked healthy. Would love to visit again and stay longer than an hour and...More

Thank EveningEater
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The habitat is diverse and well maintained. You never know what is around the next corner. You go from canopy to forest floor to ponds filled with water birds. We saw so many impressive birds and the walk through the sanctuary was absolutely stunning! Well...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Lots of walking along the walk ways up high. One hanging bridge that's made from sticks, same type as in Monkeyland but wider and much shorter. The birds are flying freely all around you, great opportunities for pictures. There are some fruit bats, unfortunately we...More

Thank Taru K
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We spent a few hours at Eden Birds at the end of May. It was a very successful visit and we saw a variety of birds and the Loeries and parrots very friendly. It was an easy walk meandering through the forest. What a surprise...More

Thank enag101
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Absolute a must, a bird lovers a paradise and within walking distance of monkey world. The different birds and colours of them were amazing. It got better and better as we walked around watching some of them flying around, also being fed, great photo opportunities....More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We dropped by this place after Tenikwa and was sorely disappointed at the first 15 mins. Only saw a couple of pheasants and parrots. As we explore further in, the species grew in numbers and some actually came closer. The lovebirds were not too shy...More

Thank Ash L
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Questions & Answers
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.