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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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Best birding photography BUT

Fantastic birding.bird photography tip,due to jungle like area,be prepared for darkish areas,flash may be useful,I only had 500mm zoom and had to set excessive ISO levels to get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fantastic birding.bird photography tip,due to jungle like area,be prepared for darkish areas,flash may be useful,I only had 500mm zoom and had to set excessive ISO levels to get acceptable pics,luckily my Canon 7Dmk2 performed well.

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Wigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I think it is better to take a guided tour as we had expected to see many more of the smaller birds, however the ones we did see were spectacular in colour. It is a very restful place and you do need to take the time to see the birds in this fabulous environment. It was feeding time whilst we... More 

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Langnau am Albis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

First of all if you go there buy a combined ticket for Monekeyland and Birds of Eden. Both attractions are right next to each other. Quite an impressive free flight environment there for the birds. You are not guided through the park, but you can buy a small booklet with explanations of the birds. The birds are really fun, because... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice experience, you can see a lot of birds flying around you and above you. Beautiful athmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

What a wonderful attraction. A truly wonderful collection of birds. Make sure you leave enough time to sit and watch the birds which will come to you! There is a cafe inside which will give you the opportunity to take a break AND watch the birds.

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We came here with low expectations, but very so surprised. This is the largest aviary in the world with many different birds both from this part of the world and beyond. You need to keep your eyes open and stay still to see the most elusive birds, but we were richly rewarded. The macaws even called hello back to us.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Hi, the place nice. But unfortunately only we saw little birds. i think our visiting time wasn't so good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Wasn't originally going to visit this but glad I did. Vast tented area with all manner of birdlife, great for photographers. Would have stayed all day if I could.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Lovely to walk through a natural forest environment with birds flying around - huge variety and really interesting. The aviary is huge so you are almost unaware that it is fenced. Gentle boardwalk all the way round, with gentle slopes up and down so easy to walk, even for pushchairs or wheelchairs.. The bit I didn't like was the suspension... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The range of birds gets better as you move along. Good to see but once is enough, an enjoyable way to spend an hour or two. You can combine a ticket with monkeyland as they are next to each other.

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