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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

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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Biggest Aviary I Have Ever Visited

My first thought when considering this aviary was it was a big time commercial thing. There was a little of that, but mainly it was a terrific way to spend a few hours in a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lancaster, Virginia
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Lancaster, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first thought when considering this aviary was it was a big time commercial thing. There was a little of that, but mainly it was a terrific way to spend a few hours in a natural setting of walkways and a suspension bridge. And this place is huge, it just goes on and on. The birds are varied and colorful.... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At birds of eden you will find lots of birds from all sizes and colours The can not fly from there because all the area is covered with a high net

Thank oferta10
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As I said, i dont know very much about birds, but this place have a huge variety of birds. If you do the monkey tour, this tour will be cheaper. If this tour were guided would be better.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not sure what to expect but this is a huge forested area with high nets all around and over the area. You certainly do not feel that the birds are in any way captive. Initially as I walked out from reception, I was a little underwhelmed, but after a very short while many beautiful birds made appearances and... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must do - really good. Excellent facility. The Monkeyland is also good, but the Bird Park is better, it has a great elevated wooden walkway that is safe for kids too. Many birds too see.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finally seen this bird sanctuary. Family love it, especially my younger daughter. I still wanted to visit monkey-land right next birds of Eden, but I will come again.

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Freeland, Washington
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this so much we came back two days later. Our first time was with grandchildren who had a wonderful time seeing so many different birds up close. The second time it just the grandparents and we enjoyed taking more time to sit on the benches and watching how the birds behaved. I highly recommend eating at the little... More 

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Noosaville, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very well run sanctuary for monkeys which have been recovered from pet shops, zoos and the like. The guide was super informed and very friendly. The monkeys roam free in a very large electric fenced enclosure which covers several hectares, they are not quite wild as food is put out for them but there is no human... More 

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stourbridge west midlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing The birds fly round under a huge canopy so you can see them in a natural environment . Loved it

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Birds of Eden is a not to miss experience when visiting the Crags in Plettenberg Bay. You will not ever, in Africa, see so many birds of all species in one walk. It consists of a gigantic walk-through aviary through dense forest to open waters, past pools of water and areas of grass fields where the birds can be found... More 

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