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Birds of Eden

#4 of 14 things to do in The Crags Features Animals
Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Pram friendly outing

Relaxed outing walking around watching the birds. The path is pram friendly and it was easy to go... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Stunning number of rare birds

All just beautiful. Well done well managed. Well organised. We were so impressed with everything... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Relaxed outing walking around watching the birds. The path is pram friendly and it was easy to go with the babies. Not a good idea if bad weather is coming in since the birds then go into hiding in the high treetops. Not suitable if...More

Thank TravelBuddy444
Reviewed 17 May 2017

All just beautiful. Well done well managed. Well organised. We were so impressed with everything we saw there

Thank frenchabroadFrance
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Note that this is not "Garden of Eden". "Birds of Eden" is a very, very large enclosed sanctuary housing about 3500 birds representing 200 species. It is very well laid out with walkways, water features (ponds, waterfall) and a suspension bridge as well as a...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is a must see for the kids and grownups visiting Plettenburg Bay. The birds are not in cages, rather the whole area is a huge cage with so many lovely birds. You might be able to get quite close to some of them. Take...More

Thank taniawilliev
Reviewed 14 May 2017

From Monkeyland we walked the few meters to Birds of Eden. Here, you can observe the birds at your own pace. No guide pushing you. Try to be there at 11am as they begin to feed the birds then. Take yourself time. Some of the...More

Thank siehstewoll
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We took the kids to Birds Of Eden for the afternoon. It's a great walk amongst the birds. You feel like you're in a tropical forest. The birds seem happy and the park is well run.

Thank Greg250f
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

These three Sanctuary's together - Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani Cats just had my jaw dropped the entire tours !!! The set-up, the guides, the way the animals are taken care of... all just superbly amazing! The Guides are suuuuuper friendly and knowledgeable!!! It's...More

Thank Pink-Pam-Christine
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

So natural and can be enjoyed at your own pace. Great variety of birds and fantastic enclosure. Lovely spot

Thank Eliot A
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The park is host to a lot of different bird species. You get to walk inside big enclosures and walk freely with the birds inside. There are other animals such as bats located in the park. Well worth the visit. You can also buy combo...More

1  Thank arpegiator
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Not our first visit and I don't think our last either. This is one of those special places that will always have something to wow you no matter when you visit. Try and be there at around 11am as they begin to feed the birds...More

Thank Coincut
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I plan to visit around April 16th. Do I need to buy a ticket in advance or can I just show up?
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.
If you buy the combo ticket for here and monkeyland, do you have to visit both on the same day?
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
Annemarie J
Hi, Is there a place to picnic at the aviary? Thanks!
26 December 2015|
Response from Deon D | Reviewed this property |
No, not really. There is a nice restaurant at the Monkeyland portion.