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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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birds, a lot of birds

Do not be in a hurry when planning to visit Birds of Eden. I would seriously suggest you plan your visit to be there for at least a half a day. Pack your biggest camera and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Do not be in a hurry when planning to visit Birds of Eden. I would seriously suggest you plan your visit to be there for at least a half a day. Pack your biggest camera and binoculars, and do the route SLOWLY... the list of birds are really impressive. A stroll on the wooden walkway really needs to be slow... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The opportunity to walk among so many beautiful birds was something special. The poor light made photography difficult though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Place is beautifully laid out!! We saw the most prettiest birds 🐦 A real paradise! Will definitely visit again

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Cradock, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was amazed by all the birds I saw. I really did not know that there was so many beautiful creatures to see. I want to go back and spend more time in that sanctuary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place is fully ♿ friendly and looks great. Staff is nr1 and over all a great experience. A must do is monkey world aswell on the other side of the park

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What a pleasure seeing birds flying, hopping and bathing in such a huge sanctuary! There were so many interesting types of birds, and the entire route was constructed so creatively. If you're a fan of birds (or sanctuaries) I highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very impressive enclosure with stunning plants and many different bird species. The blue and gold macaws were the absolute highlight of my visit. What beauties . Birds of Eden is a definite must if you are near Plett. Beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The bird variety is very interesting worth African and other birds. They are close and one even sat on my bag. Definitely recommended.

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Franschhoek
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We have visited this place a few times in past years.There now appears to be a much smaller selection of birds present and the warden lady walking around is extremely grumpy.The ponds are terribly dirty and the coffee/restaurant area uninviting.The entrance fee is quite a rip off.

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was my second visit but first with the family. Beautiful set-up, definitely family friendly. We also had lunch at the cafe and the food was great and the staff very friendly. We really enjoyed walking around and spotting birds. We visited this after Monkeyland so time was a bit limited, but you could spend a whole day here. So... More 

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