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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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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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Wonderful for birds' lovers but not only for them

A great place to all of us: adults and children. A big forest full of birds and colors. A place you can stay and enjoy for at least 2 hours and even more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to all of us: adults and children. A big forest full of birds and colors. A place you can stay and enjoy for at least 2 hours and even more.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun to walk around and click some pictures with a whole variety of different birds. A nice walk through the trees. The last part with all the water birds was great. Very enjoyable for kids in particular.

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Thank Rushil D
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited whilst staying at Hog hollow lodge in nearby 'The Crags'. At first I was disappointed, but that was only near the entrance(the birds must avoid that area). Later we saw and photographed many differ types of birds.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the largest single dome free-flight aviary in the world housing almost 3500 birds of over 200 different species. It covers a 2.3 hectare area of natural forests, streams and dams, with over a kilometre of walkways with benches every here and there where one can sit and rest and take photographs. Previously captive birds fly free and live... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The design of this bird paradise is incredible, you walk through a forest of foliage until you reach a feeding station where they provide benches to sit and watch the many different birds arrive and feed while you take photos. Allow two to three hours for your visit.

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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Birds of Eden is an incredibly large Avery set in a tropical forest. On entering this facility you will be high above the forest and slowly descend along decked pathways that snake through the Avery. At every turn you will be surprised by a variety of very tame birds, from the smallest to the largest. Its just so special to... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Birds of Eden twice previously in separate years. The first time we thought it was truly amazing, perhaps that was because we had never experienced this type of aviary before! The second time, a couple of years ago we thought it had changed and not for the good - fewer birds and a bit "half finished". We... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not somewhere we had planned to visit until told about it by the owner of our hotel - and are we glad he did. We got there quite early and almost had the place to ourselves. The joy of seeing such beautiful colours flipping overhead, getting quirky looks from birds helping themselves to the fruit and spotting little... More 

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Cambridge, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting & varied site with well laid out walkways. Attractively landscaped, with cafe overlooking a small lake. However, about half the site contains dense vegetation in which is is quite difficult to see birds (unless they helpfully choose to move!) From their calls, there are plainly plenty of species, but actually seeing them proved more challenging.

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Thank TimEwbank
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

undoubtedly one of the highlights of our trip along the Garden Route. So many birds and in such a great setting. To get so close to so many beautiful varieties of birds was incredible. The wee guide book was full of fascinating information and obscure facts. We enjoyedCoffee in the little restaurant overlooking the lake, with trees filled with different... More 

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