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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Huge aviary - Awesome !!

Birds of Eden is a ginormous bird aviary. It provides plenty of space for the birds to fly around in. It houses exotic birds as well as birds native to South Africa. One could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Birds of Eden is a ginormous bird aviary. It provides plenty of space for the birds to fly around in. It houses exotic birds as well as birds native to South Africa. One could walk the path through the aviary in about an hour - but I spent 2.5 hours and could have stayed longer if I had allowed more... More 

Thank DH-Canada
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was okay. But the sounds of the bird chirping sounded like a nature soundtrack. Most of the birds we saw were by the feeders, and it is hard to spot them amongst the trees. We saw about less than 10 species that day from various types of ducks and swans, parrots, parrakeets, and maybe 1 or 2 other exotic... More 

Thank Sarita
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wondered around for ages amazed at seeing all these free flying bird. My main mistake was not getting the Identification Guide (ZAR20) at the entrance. Unless you know your birds well get this first. Despite being there for over an hour (wished we could have stayed longer) we only saw a fraction of the birds in the guide even so... More 

Thank Paul S
New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved my visit to Birds of Eden - the enclosure was HUGE and it was so nice seeing so many bright, beautiful birds that had more than adequate space to fly around. Enjoyed a pizza at the cafe with my friends and we appreciated the view of the pond. Highly recommend this wonderful place.

Thank JayAlice727
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are a bird lover, then birds of Eden is a great place to get up close and personal with a great variety of colourful and interesting birds. I knew nothing of birds, found the Birds of Eden pretty intresting. You could probably do it in an hour easily, but just depends on ow much you love to bird... More 

Thank DiamondTaro
Pokhara, Nepal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an incredibly sanctuary. Thousands of rescued birds (more than 200 different species) all homed in a free-flying aviary. It's self-guided and you follow a boardwalk through forest, over streams and behind a waterfall. I've been to many bird parks, but nothing compares to Birds of Eden. To see so many different species free to fly around this huge... More 

Thank PaulaH732014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is birds haven indeed. Would definity recommend it to anyone . An hour is not enough. Rather put aside an whole day for this place

Thank Mario D
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really worthwhile experience. All the birds are in a really natural environment within a giant net (so big you forget about it!). You will follow a really well laid out boardwalk through the aviary and be able to view many different species of birds, many of them at really close quarters.

Thank Nick L
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a fantastic place and we loved walking on the walkways with the birds flying and sitting free around us.

Thank elizen2015
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliantly laid out with such a huge variety of birds many of whom would not have survived but for the work of this facility. The blue crane who walked passed us like it was out for a troll on a pavement made us laugh but the colours and sounds were unmissable. A great experience.

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