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Birds of Eden

Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 (0)82 9795683
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in The Crags
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Birds of Eden in South Africa is the largest single dome free-flight aviary in the World. This forested sanctuary is home to over 3,000 birds of... more » Owner description: Birds of Eden in South Africa is the largest single dome free-flight aviary in the World. This forested sanctuary is home to over 3,000 birds of around 220 species. Birds of Eden is situated in The Crags 16km East of Plettenberg Bay (next to Monkeyland in South Africa) off the N2. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Setting is magnificent. Certainly a massive, well kept and beautifully presented aviary. However the lack of information or guided tours means it becomes just a pleasant wander. We also visited Monkey Land and Jukani - about five hours in total inc travel between.

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Cape Town
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Birds of Eden is a unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) and spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. Wooden walkways meander through the sanctuary and it even has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall. There are more than 3,000 birds at Birds of Eden, comprising over 220 species. Prepare to spend between 2 - 3... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I came to visit with a tour group and this was my least favorite activity, not to say it was horrible. Just very average to me.

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Toronto, ON, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Birds all 'in the open' so you can see them making nests, flying around - and watch the one that lurks by the door to steal your earrings! Most of the birds will stay at a distance, but there's the odd former companion bird which may decide on a closer look at you. I love it here. Third visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was one of the most amazing experiences of my holiday. So many friendly birds and I got to see a bird that bit me many ears ago when I was here as a kid.

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Langebaan, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was part of our holiday and definitely a must. Food is a bid expensive in the restaurant, but otherwise very nice, romantic walk in the forest watching and listening to some amazing birds.

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Nova Scotia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

During our recent visit to Plettenberg Bay we were delighted to visit this attraction. My wife and I are bird fanciers, and had enjoyed another sanctuary in the Cape Town area earlier. Well, actually the weather was rather poor and we were swiftly rained out in Cape Town. Thankfully this was not the case with Birds of Eden. On walking... More

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Shanghai, China
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is really worthwhile. We spent a whole afternoon wandering around and it was very well run and maintained. It doesnt feel as if the birds are in captivity as the space they have is massive and they have so much freedom. A wonderful selection of birds and a great location. The kids also did the puzzle park and the... More

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Garden City, Michigan, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a nature lover's paradise. You get the feeling that you are walking through the jungle with the thick brush, trees and flowing river. The birds flying above your head and small monkeys running wild are a real treat. Pay attention and you can see LOTS of different birds. We did a self-guided tour, but you can take a... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went because had time to spare, but was immediately blown away by the number of amazing bird species there were and how big the enclosure was. Many species of parrot were happy to be approached and one even sat on someone's shoulder (and it could also say a few words). Personal favourite were the toucans, but they got a little... More

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