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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 February 2017
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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.

Thank Que
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

From the moment you enter the aviary you encounter the most wonderful sights with such a great variety of bird species all in one place. Definitely surpassed expectations. The colours are phenomenal. The walkway cleverly takes you through different layers of the forest ending up in the canopy. Worth paying the extra R20 to get the guide about what all... More 

Thank Catherine J
Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

No guides are on site so it's a good idea to buy a book in the shop to help identify the birds. Didn't seem to be too many at first, but those we did see were very colourful and noisy. Further on there are more birds of various species and the area is well laid out. It might be an... More 

Thank Liz H
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

If you like to see beautiful birds in a near natural environment this is a must. The fantastic variety of birds had the freedom to fly around in this massive Avery. You could not closer to nature walking freely with such a variety and quantity of birds.

Thank Bob A
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is well thought out and a pleasure to visit. Loads of birds to sit and watch and many are very close to you. Good value for the price

Thank Joanna F
Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The walk through the huge enclosure gets you up close to many of the birds. The first part gives you a chance to see the ground feeders, many with amazing colours. The middle section is a bit disappointing, the the end section more than makes up for it, with trees full of colourful birds.

Thank SteveHeugh
Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is a really interesting and well organised bird haven . To see Louries so close up is amazing. It's best to take your time snd walk slowly through this bird wonderland. There are plenty of woodland creatures to see as well as the birds ,like the normally shy blue duiker . Spend some time by the restaurant by the... More 

Thank Anonpeo
Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Went with my Husband, Son And Grandson, all really enjoyed walking through the walkway spotting beautiful birds. Loved the Flamingos and all the beautiful colours of the birds.

Thank 450kate
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We went with our 6 month old in a stroller and spent about 3 hours inside. We arrived quite late in the day and were the last to leave and as such meant it was very quiet. This place is extraordinary- moving up through the different environments, pausing and the seeing all the birds emerge from the undergrowth. Then arriving... More 

Thank Nicola W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very colorful, beautiful birds. I didn't have a lot of time so I went through at a faster pace, but I imagine people could spend hours here.

Thank Michelle O

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