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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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worth a visit. take your time

Nothing to dislike. A dream to see birds that you would not see in your life, so close as well. They saved the best for last at the lake area. Brilliant colours, many varieties of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Nothing to dislike. A dream to see birds that you would not see in your life, so close as well. They saved the best for last at the lake area. Brilliant colours, many varieties of large and small birds, ducks, flamingos. The list goes on and on.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our visit to the Birds of Eden on our Garden Route Tour. There is a special walkway route which is easy to walk at leisure whilst trying to spot all the various types of birds flying around. The birds have eating stations along the route where if you are lucky you can get up close to take pictures. The... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We've been in this area so many times before, but never took the trouble to visit Birds of Eden. What a mistake. This is a remarkable attraction and we enjoyed every moment of it.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great place stunning to walk through even without the birds, well maintained, birds look healthy and great to see them with so much space to fly well worth a visit

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We thought we'd visit here after our visit to Monkeyland, though it wasn't on the top of our agenda. SO glad we did, it was beautiful. Amazing how huge this place is, doesn't feel like an aviary at all. Tons of space for all the kinds of birds you can imagine and feels very natural. The walkways are well organised,... More 

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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We particularly loved seeing the variety of Loeries at Birds of Eden... birds that are usually very discreet. There was good laughs and we managed to catch the attention of a volunteer who took us through the sanctuary and being able to answer every question and we had many!

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Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When you enter the aviary, at first it isn't so great, but as you start walking along the paths it gets better and your eyes get adjusted to finding the birds hiding in the trees. Flamingos wonderful. Take your time and stop and keep looking around. Worth while buying the little booklet telling you what to look out for.

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Port Carling, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Birds of Eden was a lovely experience. The netted outdoor establishment offered a great space to view the many beautiful birds. The boardwalk was great and there were so many opportunities to see many varied birds. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The only disappointment was seeing so many morning doves....they are everywhere in the world and seemed somewhat out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This a very large aviary well designed and easy to navigate. The trees aware quite impressive and well kept allowing a quasi natural view of the birds as if in the wild. It is easy to navigate and allows for interesting encounters with the most diverse birds. We didn't see any birds of prey though...

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Relbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A very enjoyable and relaxing couple of hours spent here. Well layed out and presented. Not really that keen on birds being kept in captivity, but this was nothing like that.

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