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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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Nice outing

This is my favorite bird sanctuary. The place is clean and well maintained. Amazing variety of... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
via mobile
Wonderful visit

We spent an absolutely fantastic few hours there a few weeks ago. Really so well done, and... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Milan, Italy
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird lovers” (35 reviews)
“scarlet ibis” (19 reviews)
“bird life” (26 reviews)
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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 2 May 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite bird sanctuary. The place is clean and well maintained. Amazing variety of birds. Safe walkway with beautiful scenery.

Thank Karlasik
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We spent an absolutely fantastic few hours there a few weeks ago. Really so well done, and incredibly peaceful. Highly recommended to anyone visiting the area.

Thank DJWilliams1984
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Pleasant experience! Beautiful park. Do not miss it if you are in the area! Excellent to take your kids with

Thank Deonessa
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were really impressed with Birds of Eden. It's a huge enclosure, more like a forest, and being able to view the birds so closely in as close to their natural state as possible was brilliant. It's also a lovely peaceful place to spend an...More

Thank Mel_S_UK
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A wonderful experience, walking through a wooded area on raised walkways with wild tropical birds flying in the trees around you. There is a large variety of birds in the sanctuary and you can walk at your own pace enjoying the calmness and the wonderful...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 26 April 2017

What a wonderful peaceful sanctuary. This is a must to see if you are a bird lover. This enormous aviary is like a forest with loads of trees and plants. There is a little stream running through, as well as a dam for the water...More

Thank Tish630703
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Please do not miss this place. The setting, the colors of the birds, the freedom they have to fly around this enormous aviary are truly amazing. Once inside you can wander at your leisure, sit down, watch the birds, listen to their songs, enjoy a...More

Thank Mardav03
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the park is beautifully layed out and the views are amazing. Would love to see more tropical birds.

Thank Tammy O
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This was such an incredible experience! There are no cages, the birds fly around freely! There is such a large variety and the sanctuary is so beautiful! It is definitely a must see!

Thank Maché v
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It was awesome being able to see so many beautiful birds up close. The walkways are easy to navigate and is not overcrowded. Birds and other animals appeared happy and healthy. Well worth a visit.

Thank LaraB1972
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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.