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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
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Description: 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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Beautiful forest full of fascinating birds

Visited with our two young children and we loved spotting all the birds in the brochure. Highlight was the flamingos and red ibis. Had a nice lunch looking out onto the duck pond.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Visited with our two young children and we loved spotting all the birds in the brochure. Highlight was the flamingos and red ibis. Had a nice lunch looking out onto the duck pond.

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Woodford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The birds of eden, is next to Monkeyland and we initially only went into birds of eden as it was next door. We were really impressed with the place, it was alot bigger and we spent alot more time there, then we initially thought.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The layout and concept of the park is absolutely awesome! We were dubious about it, since neither of us are bird enthusiasts, but we were VERY happy we took the time to go after everyone recommended it to us! We loved every second of wandering around the walkways.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Its quite cool just how large this aviary is, and you're walking freely inside with all the birds who are free to fly around anywhere in the enclosure; they even swoop down quite close to you which is quite scary! You can get cool pictures of the birds. Takes at least 60 mins to walk through, perhaps a bit more.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Birds of Eden is a must see experience for any nature lover! It is a huge covered area with different species of birds living together in a peaceful environment. It seems as if you are in Eden. You walk through the sanctuary and experience bird life as never before! There are feeding bays all over. As you walk through the... More 

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Grabouw, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The monkeys are adorable and to see a wide variety of birds flying over your head....its a must do experience. We were there a while back so hope its still open to the public.

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Blantyre, Malawi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Well organised and attractively maintained. A huge variety of birds from diverse habitats living together apparently without any conflict as they each occupy different 'layers' of the forest. Obviously this is a manmade environment but it is a privilege to be able to walk around and spot so many birds from all over the world literally under one roof (netted... More 

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Preston, Penwortham, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had just been to the Tenikwa park and our son and daughter were not particularly fussed about going in this park, but their partners were along with my dad. But once we walked in both our grown up kids admitted they were wrong not to want to visit :-). You walk along wooden walkways all around the Eden park.... More 

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Rochdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lovely morning spent in this attraction. The range of birds was lovely and got some lively photos to. Cool in the mud day heat was a bonus. Great.

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

With the idea to do a 'quick visit' to Birds of Eden, we were in for a big surprise!! When we looked at our watches after walking through the whole sanctuary, it was 3 hours later, and our cameras were full! A great experience, and a wonderful opportunity to meet the Knysna Loerie! A bit expensive for just the Birds... More 

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