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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"
in 21 reviews
"take your time"
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"knysna loerie"
in 19 reviews
"fly freely"
in 16 reviews
"guide book"
in 30 reviews
"own pace"
in 25 reviews
"bird park"
in 24 reviews
"amazing variety"
in 16 reviews
"monkey world"
in 22 reviews
"few hours"
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"couple of hours"
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"combo ticket"
in 26 reviews
"different species"
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"next door"
in 35 reviews
"natural environment"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Birds of Eden is a fun place to visit. Lots of colorful birds, living under a huge tent so they are virtually free. Big difference compared to a zoo. When you visit there, you should also visit Monkeyland. There are combined tickets with reduced prices.

Thank Yair K
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We first visited Birds of Eden five years ago and as wee were recently back in SA thought our new six month old baby might enjoy seeing some of the beautifully coloured birds that fly freely in the enclosure. He wasn’t too sure at first...More

Thank Pogalogga
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Had a great afternoon here on a leisurely walk through this eye opening place. There were so many different birds to see and we enjoyed every minute.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing two hours at Birds of Eden. We’re not bird lovers but came away having seen so many different species in natural surroundings. We wish all involved with this important project very well in their endeavours.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Although expensive for locals, it is a great experience. We spent hours enjoying Birds of Eden. It is best to take a stroll so that you don't miss anything. I love the animated Knysna Loerie with it's cheeky attitude. Well worth the visit.

Thank AdieWillemse
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This huge netted little piece of Africa is a brilliant example of a bird sanctuary. Mostly donated as unwanted captive species, they wander and breed freely for you to watch and photo. Combine this with Monkeyworld next door then a superb lunch at Newstead winery...More

Thank 367liz
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Though not a birder I loved this place. Superbly laid out and with a beautifully produced guide book to help us identify the amazing number of different species of birds. I really could not recommend this place more highly - it’s brilliant! Thank you.

Thank JonFilby
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Make sure you take your time to walk around this lovely place as the more you look the more you will see. So many beautiful birds to enjoy in very close proximity - they are clearly used to people. It was a great morning out.

Thank Wizee157
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A walk along the boardwalk through Birds Eden is such an enjoyable thing to do that I used to take visitors for this walk before the birds were even enclosed in this area. Now with the added attraction of the most amazing birds, which you...More

Thank Humphcp
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

If you like birds then you will like this place. Walk unguided through the aviary at your leisure. Sit down and listen to the bird calls. See how the birds chase each other. See different types of birds at the feeding stations. Watch different types...More

Thank MarietLange
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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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359hennied
11 December 2017|
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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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