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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.
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  • Average5%
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“bird life” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I dont like birds in captivity so I visited this Aviary very carefully but it was a wonderful surprise. It is a very large free flying enclosure which houses a beautiful menagerie of birds of all kinds - like a noah's ark would look like....More

Thank Zubaida R
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Some of the birds are so used to people they come and sit close to pose for pictures. It really is an EDEN. Beautiful!!!

Thank OllieRay
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

My partner & I spent a great couple of hours @ Birds of Eden. A lovely peaceful spot with trees & a small river & loads & loads of stunningly beautiful birds. So many bright colours & different bird songs & calls. There are feeding...More

2  Thank lorna_barford
Reviewed 14 October 2017

What an amazing place to visit. We spent several hours there as there were so many beautiful birds to see.

Thank robingraham02
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Sometimes you just choose an activity to see what happens .thats what we did here with a fun and interesting result The guided tour was fun and the guide highly informative and knowledgeable about the vast array of species in the complex Beware of the...More

1  Thank niallmcheshire
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We visited Birds of Eden, also known as the Dome, in early September. It is an amazing place and worth devoting several hours to - we spent 2.5 very relaxing hours and would have liked to stay longer. We did Birds of Eden on a...More

1  Thank Carol H
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We took a last minute decision to go to Birds of Eden one afternoon, we had an hour or so to spare. Very glad we did. The birds are beautiful and so interesting to see up close.

1  Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This is said to be the largest bird aviary in the world covering an area of 3.2 hectares and Birds of Eden provides fun for all the family, especially if you purchase the cheap R20 booklet which features all the different species that live there....More

1  Thank alanwooding
Reviewed 4 October 2017

For anyone who loves forests and / or birds, this is a MUST. The sheer variety of the birds is gobsmacking, and they all look in such excellent shape. This is exactly what a zoo or bird sanctuary should be like. They literally netted a...More

1  Thank Haiko N
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Real cool in both meaning walking in this too. All family really enjoy this attraction. They build this attraction correctly as you can walk easily take your time and enjoy the surrounding. I definitely recommend

Thank Yoav B
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11 December 2017|
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Response from Tyke70 | Reviewed this property |
No the ramps are easy, just take your time. There is a lovely café at the end by the lake or if you go the other way round at the start!
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