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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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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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Interesting and colourful place

A great place to go with kids. Walk in amongst all the birds and have a great time. We had a three park pass for this, Monkeyland and Jukani and this was probably my favourite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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edinburgh, scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A great place to go with kids. Walk in amongst all the birds and have a great time. We had a three park pass for this, Monkeyland and Jukani and this was probably my favourite. Good value for the three parks and daughters enjoyed them all.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Birds of Eden is a wonderful place where birds fly freely, tamarins jump along rails and deer wander the grounds. The guides are incredibly knowledgable and help you to identify all the birds in the aviary. Fantastic place to visit!

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Brackenfell, South Africa
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a must visit for everyone passing through the Garden Route. You will never see a bigger bird 'cage' than this. It is really heaven on earth to walk through this facility. There is an amazing collection of birds and even a few bats. We visit Birds of Eden every time we visit the garden route.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It's really better than we expected..I took many photo's of African spoon bill, Cape weaver, Ibis, african goose, macaw, turaco, brown headed parrot, flamingo and etc...It's look like an open forest and some came very near to us.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Better than we expected , lots of birds and a great variety. You need to spend a fair amount of time watching and waiting to see a good variety if birds.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I loved that we could move at our own speed. No guide to chase us on. From the HUGE bat, stretching it's wings, to the parrot that followed us for a while, to the magnificent Sacred Ibis, we had plenty of fun. This is well worth a visit.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I could not have found a more beautiful place than this and forth every bit of time and energy spent. prepare to have a whole day there and still not have had enough.

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Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stunning setting, very well concieved so that it looks very natural and the birds seem most comfortable, healthy and 'at home'. An extremely enjoyable couple of hours and I certainly didn't feel that it was overpriced. Some of the inmates have obviously been pets previously and are very cheeky! :-)

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Gansbaai, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Was definitely worth a visit. Have to take your time to see a good variety as there is many hiding places for the birds, which makes it more interesting.

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lovely family outing all though a little expensive especially if its a large family. Birds are beautiful and the setup excellent

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