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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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Well worth a visit

We did the Sanctuary Hopper in December as a family with 3 kids. We loved Birds of Eden and this was our third time back. They have an amazing array of birds and it is located in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Springbok, South Africa
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Springbok, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We did the Sanctuary Hopper in December as a family with 3 kids. We loved Birds of Eden and this was our third time back. They have an amazing array of birds and it is located in a beautiful setting. Well worth it and the kids proved no problem as you wander along on your own.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

1.2 km of walkway so good value. Plenty of different species. Able to get up close pics of the birds. The cafe was closed when we were there

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Hong Kong, China
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

ok, so I'm not much of a birdwatcher and didn't expect much from Birds of Eden but what an amazing experience. There seemed to be some who would dash through, tick the box and move on; we went slow time, bought the guidebook of what birds to find for 20R , and just relaxed into the whole experience. 3 hours... More 

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london
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

loved it - worth a trip but not by itself unless you're a massive bird fan. do it in conjunction with monkey land

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Surrey
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

There were so many colorful and interesting birds plus some animals too. I thought that the birds were going to be all indigenous to South Africa however, the majority are rescued pets from different owners. Because we were on a tour, our time was limited but I would take much longer on my own to just sit and watch all... More 

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Wirral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy watching birds this is a must. The aviary would fit Plett town into it with space left over! Wonderful variety of birds.

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england
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is the second time that we have visited Birds of Eden and we still enjoyed it so much that we went around the whole facility twice. OK from the outside it can be a little off-putting, very large wire enclosure looking rather grey from the outside BUT inside it's very different and the outer cover is soon forgotten amongst... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited Birds of Eden today not really knowing what to expect, but we were blown away with the experience. There is total freedom to spend as long as you like in the enclosure...which is huge. The birds fly wild and free, and you encounter them along the way at various feeding points. We say on one of the many... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Tranquil atmosphere, great variety of birds, worth the trip, kids loved how close you could get to the birds, even had one on my sons shoulder

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was disappointing. There weren't any guides walking around to answer any questions one had. No information boards were present displaying which birds were present. So overall it wasn't very educational.

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