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
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.