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“Extraordinary array of birds in huge enclosed area.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Birds of Eden

Birds of Eden
Ranked #4 of 14 things to do in The Crags
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Dublin
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Extraordinary array of birds in huge enclosed area.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2017

Well worth a visit. self guided and full of interest. Very well laid out with boardwalks and viewing points. Cafe wishing as well

Visited February 2017
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“A bit pricey but well worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a vast netted enclosure, so large that you can see flocks of birds flying around with ample space for them to thrive. An excellent environment in which to see such a huge variety of wonderful creatures. Yes it is a bit expensive, particularly when you also have to pay for the guidebook, but for us it was well worth it.

Visited February 2017
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“a great outing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a beautifully presented bird sanctuary. Fantastic sightings in magnificent surroundings. The best I've seen in a sanctuary for birds. Highly recommended to visit. Buy the guidebook so you know what to look for.

Visited January 2017
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“Superb😎”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A great place to take the family. Up close and personal with the beautiful birds and the Avery is amazing... it's almost unbelievable that something so huge is a refuge for all theses birds. A remarkable effort to make this such a stunning sanctuary.

Visited January 2017
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Hamburg
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“Not the money worth”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Nice big area, but the price (260 rand per adult, kids half) is a rip off. No guide. No educational signs. Guidebook at extra cost.
The money is better spend in a public national park or game drive.

Visited March 2017
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