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Birds of Eden

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Address: Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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+27 82 979 5683
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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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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Great chance to see a lot of South African native birds

This is a place where the birds have a natural habitat and can fly freely around the enclosure. Good facilities and wheelchair friendly.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Frimley, United Kingdom
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Frimley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place where the birds have a natural habitat and can fly freely around the enclosure. Good facilities and wheelchair friendly.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning, huge, dome filled with the most colourful and interesting birds. Great for the whole family.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely place to spend an hour or two! I have never seen so many different varieties of birds! Lots of beautiful colours. It was so nice to just sit down on one of the many benches, and simply look up to see the many different species flying around. One of the best places to sit, is near the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly layed out, this must be a world best. All the birds are flying free in there natural environment.

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Thank Darren P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a vast volière area - they say: the largest world-wide - with a stunning amount of different birds, on the gound, at the trees, flying above you, sitting close to your path. We found it an experience worth driving to, including the baviaans outside.

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Thank Hartwigeuler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're fond of birds and want to experience them in an almost wild environment (at least, as close as you can get), this is the place you will want to visit. We were absolutely amazed. The park is astonishingly vast with a canopy over the whole area which you hardly notice, such that the birds can fly around in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely amazing visit -- super cool and I can only wish we were able to stay for longer before we had to go. The flamingos in particular were very cool.

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Thank Heather C
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit, once you start really looking for the birds thenyounsee absolutely loads....perhaps not great for young children as patience and quiet are certainly the name of the game. Also great coffee shop with free wifi next to the pond so plenty to watch whilst having your lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this experience very much and spent many hours 'just looking'. All the birds are completely free, whilst being well cared for. The variety is enormous. Scarlet ibis alongside orange and pink flamingo. Green Knysna Lourie alongside a big blue and yellow parrot. The outing begins with a shady walk along wood boardways, through shade areas, followed by areas... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, thats the only word that could explain the feeling as we walked in.. We were on our honeymoon and both love birds, so we decided to pop in and have a look. We spent hours walking, sitting and admiring the beautiful birds and enjoyed tranquility around us. We will definitely be back. It is truly an Eden.

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