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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.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is a very pleasant place to visit for a couple of hours. There are many birds to see in forested surroundings. There are several feeding stations where birds tend to congregate and are more easily photographed. The visit is not guided so one can...More

Thank wendy h
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This was a beautiful experience. The birds are so calm and one even came to sit on my shoulder, to bite my hat (I didn't even mind). I would definitely recommend this place to photographers or anyone that is an animal lover.

1  Thank juanvwk
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Fantastic way to spend at least a couple of hours if you like watching and seeing different birds. An incredible place. Shame we weren't hungry as a great special on at the cafe.We were there for approx 2 @1/2 hrs. So clean and well organised.Toilets...More

1  Thank June l
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We decided to pay a visit as we had some time to kill at the end of the day, we were not expecting to be blown away. What a lovely time we had, many birds with a huge expanse in which to fly in their...More

1  Thank 53Sue2014
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

It was a wet day and we wanted something to do, this together with Monkeyworld, filled our day. There were literally hundreds of different birds, none of whom seemed to be bothered by the humans! We took some amazing photos and had lots of laughs...More

1  Thank jollybb
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a way to break up the journey from Knysna to Tsitsikamma forest and dropped in. We were not ready for how much fun it was. The venue is huge and has such a wealth of birds allowing us to spot 12...More

2  Thank Sam B
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We were lucky as despite heavy rain we still saw masses of birds. A really beautifully laid out large area for the birds to fly freely. About 3500 species

Thank mfeakin
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Visited after monkey world and were pleasantly surprised. This is a self guided tour so would strongly recommend buying a guide book which is excellent and only 20r. The number of birds starts slowly but as you go along the walkways you see more and...More

Thank Starbarr
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We are not "Birders" but this large aviary was recommended. We were in the area so we stopped. The birds were very colorful and easy to see up close. Not intimidated by people. We very much enjoyed the visit.

1  Thank psalamon
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The number of beautiful birds is amazing, beautifully set out with a gentle walk around the Aviary. Good café at the end serving really good food.

Thank Tyke70
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Johann L
27 December 2017|
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Response from Tyke70 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I can not remember but you can get a combine ticket with Monkey World which is a good deal
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.
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.