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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 Attractions in The Crags
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Expierence birds in their natural habitat that you won't see that easily in nature. See 4 different types of Loeries up close. Definitely an outing for bird lovers, couples and families.

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Greytown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is well worth a visit and a bonus you get Monkeyland in the ticket price. So many amazing birds flying around you. Allow at least an hour and buy the guidebook at the start.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

A lovely array of birdlife in an enclosed but very spacious setting. Saw Knysna loeries very close and a number of other birds including SA's national bird, theh Blue Crane

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Sedgefield, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Just as we thought it couldn't get better after our visit to Monkeyland we walked into the forest and birds of Eden. We had no idea what to expect except see birds and we were blown away! Even though we are not "bird buffs" we spend almost 2 hours of relaxing bird hunting. Next time we will spend a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Loved this trip, great seeing all the birds up close, one every took a liking to my dress because it had flours on it.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

With netting suspended across the gorge and over the tops of fully mature forrest trees, Birds of Eden is one giant aviary in which birds can fly freely but can't escape. There is a huge range here and whilst some are tame, many are pretty wary. Several feeding stations along the walkways give good opportunities to see some of the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Walked across the valley to Birds of Eden from Hog Hollow - an experience in itself, passing giant millipedes and wild Streptocarpus - and the giant aviary that is Birds of Eden soon appeared on the skyline. A fascinating experience, with the massed weaver bird colonies, the cranes, scarlet ibis and flamingos real highlights. Well worth a visit if you're... More 

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Riyadh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

At my son's insistence and choice, we made a side visit to the Birds of Eden, and it was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family. It's a beautiful and relaxing place to easily spend an hour or two. We went close to sunset, so the lighting wasn't perfect and a lot of the birds had probably gone to rest, but... More 

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Sedgefield, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Birds of eden is a truly magical place and an absolute MUST to all travellers visiting the Garden Route!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We spent several hours here at Birds of Eden, it is the most interesting and well planned bird sanctuary we have ever visited. An amazing concept and very well carried out. Thank goodness we began our day here, because we didn't leave until about 5 hours later. The birds were amazing, seeing the scarlet ibis in flight is a life... More 

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