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“Great photo shots!”
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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great photo shots!”
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Even if you are not a real bird fan, this place is intriguing with a walk way through a forest, nestling in a huge netted area, so large that you can see flocks of birds flying. We had flamingos walking so close to us, which we captured on video. The walk way winds up and down and across on a rope bridge to give an authentic feel to the area. Beautifully colored birds can be seen at very turn and if you stop and wait then there is so much to see. You could spend a long time in the place, we spent around 2-3 hours in there and you can upgrade your ticket to include another two different attractions near the garden.

Visited March 2017
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Bloubergstrand, South Africa
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“4 Hours spent very well ”
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

If you are a bird lover, I would definitely recommend a visit here
You have to be attentive from the moment you enter the aviary.
Take your time and invest in the booklet that lists the birds.
Absolutely worth the money.

Visited March 2017
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Dublin
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Extraordinary array of birds in huge enclosed area.”
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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5 reviews
“A bit pricey but well worth it”
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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Lightwater
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A little expensive for so few birds to see on our day there”
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The title says it all. Perhaps it was too hot, but not many birds about except the flamingos near the end of the walk through the park. Wouldn't rush back.

Visited February 2017
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