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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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).

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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Birds of Eden

Finally seen this bird sanctuary. Family love it, especially my younger daughter. I still wanted to visit monkey-land right next birds of Eden, but I will come again.

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Finally seen this bird sanctuary. Family love it, especially my younger daughter. I still wanted to visit monkey-land right next birds of Eden, but I will come again.

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Freeland, Washington
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We loved this so much we came back two days later. Our first time was with grandchildren who had a wonderful time seeing so many different birds up close. The second time it just the grandparents and we enjoyed taking more time to sit on the benches and watching how the birds behaved. I highly recommend eating at the little... More 

1 Thank June D
Noosaville, Australia
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a very well run sanctuary for monkeys which have been recovered from pet shops, zoos and the like. The guide was super informed and very friendly. The monkeys roam free in a very large electric fenced enclosure which covers several hectares, they are not quite wild as food is put out for them but there is no human... More 

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stourbridge west midlands
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing The birds fly round under a huge canopy so you can see them in a natural environment . Loved it

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

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 

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East London, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

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.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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 

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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

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