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Birds of Eden

Address: Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 82 979 5683
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Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in The Crags
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Birds of Eden is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA). SAASA is the current...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

She's the hand-reared hadeda who pecks at your clothes and lets you stroke her head and neck. Wonderful, as is the whole experience at B o E. The colours of the birds and the chance to get close to them is an unforgettable experience and one could spend days there just sitting and watching. A MUST if you are in... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Probably the biggest birdcage in the world where you walk in the forest "bird watching" although I think we may have visited at the wrong time of day. Bridges, canopies and walkways guide you through. Worth a visit though.

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Somerset UK
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The best way to see birds in their natural environment. Massive space. Pity we had no binoculars to hire, would be better with a knowledgable guide, were they available?

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Stockholm, Sweden
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

It is a great great aviary and you will see great birds from all over the world all free inside the cage. We had a guinea foul as a walking companion through more then half the walk. I still wonder why she/he decided to keep us company.

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Biggest Bird Cage in the world - not to be missed ! We have visited 6 times . They are continually adding more species of birds .

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Denmark
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Birds of Eden is well worth visiting, although you will be very luckyto see more than a fraction of the species they advertise. Most birds - except for the omnipresent pigeons - are very good at hiding their whereabouts. But if you take your time and use your eyes, you will have a great colourful experience with birds from all... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

This nature parc is absolutely fantastic! This is just 1 very large flying area for the birds where you walk around on your own. The paths are great and all made on wooden bridges criss cross throughout the parc. You don't have the feeling at all that there are a lot of visitors as it is so well made you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is the best bird sanctuary we've ever visited...I was a bit unexcited about going to a bird park as the ones i remember are large aviaries of birds, all caged in their own seperate cubicles. Then we came here and wow , Jurassic park for birds . Absolutely one of the best surroundings too experience birds in !!

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Warwickshire
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although the whole enclosure us netted, you are not really aware of this, brilliant the way they have done it. Lots of different birds, spent a lovely afternoon here.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I held initial reservations about this 'aviary' but was bowled over by the experience. Everything seemed so natural one could almost believe one was out of doors in the wild. The range of birds seen was quite phenomenal. I could have spent days there. A brilliant experience which I would recommend to everyone.

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