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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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An impressive walk on the Bird side

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 

1 Thank N4553REclaudial
East London, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is our second visit. You would not even notice it is enclosed as you have wooden walkways in natural surroundings and even waterfalls. The birds are tame enough to eat nearby. Loved the beautiful knysna Turaco, and flamingos. Need a rest sit on the benches and enjoy the scenery.

Thank bucketlist500
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Have visited this venue on previous visits to Plettenberg Bay and enjoyed it this year as much as we did on our first visit. It is extremely well designed and constructed and allows you to get close to some very exotic birds. The nice little café at the end of the walkway is well worth a visit.

1 Thank Len M
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

The Birds of Eden is a beautiful place to observe birds in their natural forest habitat. There are tons of different bird species from the massive blue crane to the tiny Scarlett Ibis. It is an amazing place where you are sure to see birds big, small, colourful and plain. Everywhere you go there are birds of all shapes and... More 

Thank maxchristie2017
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

A nice, calm place to observe the birds and enjoy a forest walkthrough. You can do all the course on 20 to 30 minutes, but I suggest taking some time to relax, maybe grab a cup of coffee. Don't miss if you're a bird enthusiast.

Thank Henrique S
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Spent almost four hours walking amongst the birds, incredible setting, very well set out, lots of birds to see in a very natural environment, staff were great, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the birds around them, just walking on the boardwalks thorough a small forest is stunning and then by gradually working your way through you end up almost in... More 

1 Thank Philip D
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We bought a combo ticket for this park and the Monkey sanctuary. The first part was a little disappointing and we began to wonder whether it was a waste of time. How wrong we were. The board walks, bridges, crossings and wetland areas just got better and better. Do use mosquito repellent before you start. They do offer it free... More 

2 Thank anneha451
Somerset West, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

If ever you have time this is a "must do" just outside Plettenberg Bay. There is a small restaurant offering delightful small meals and snacks. So many different exotic birds to see at very close range. One can only marvel at the Colours......simply too beautiful. Take binoculars and cameras.

1 Thank nikkibarronv
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Even if you are not a real bird fan, this place is intriguing with a walk way through a forest, nestling in a huge netted area, so large that you can see flocks of birds flying. We had flamingos walking so close to us, which we captured on video. The walk way winds up and down and across on a... More 

Thank SRFlyer
Bloubergstrand, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

If you are a bird lover, I would definitely recommend a visit here You have to be attentive from the moment you enter the aviary. Take your time and invest in the booklet that lists the birds. Absolutely worth the money.

Thank Hentie B

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