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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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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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A bird lovers paradise

A sanctuary to keep all the rescued birds a life. They fly relatively free in a huge aviary. The nets are so high, and the aviary so huge, it felt like the middle of a forest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A sanctuary to keep all the rescued birds a life. They fly relatively free in a huge aviary. The nets are so high, and the aviary so huge, it felt like the middle of a forest. Look high and low--beautiful colors dazzle when you least expect it. The pink water fowl and flamingos in the water area before you exit... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walked around and saw birds which we never knew existed. All in the largest enclosed area which I know of. Also restaurants and tour guides to answer all your questions.

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is definitely a must visit when visiting the Garden Route! Breathtaking scenery! We always receive positive feedback from our clients! Lara & team, keep up the good work!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with high expectations. Birds of Eden was better than I expected. Birds from all over the world. You climb to the top of this fantastic aviary and it's worth it. I would allot extra time in my trip plan. So much fun taking photos in such a beautiful environment.

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolute must do to add to your bucket list. Magnificent aviary. I believe the biggest in the world? Beautiful variety of birds. Breathtaking scenery. And situated next to the equally impressive monkeyland. A primate sanctuary owned by the same people. Do not skip these venues on your visit to Plettenberg Bay or the Crags.

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there during summer time and wasted money to go there during winter. Birds must've been higher up in trees to catch some sun, therefore not so visible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been a few times, the kids love it, peaceful and pretty take water it's very humid they have a resteraunt and if u go early it's the best. Also if u dress similarly to the staff the animals trust you a bit more and you can get great footage

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really good walk through experience with lots of different birds to see. This is a nice way to spend a couple of hours and only a short drive from Plett. Leave enough time to visit Monkeyland as well because the 2 site combo ticket is good value.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super bird cage in very spacious environment (with nets on top of the cage) having 1000n of birds, of all kinds and colors (red, yellow, green, blue, ...) Very nice walking with elevated wooden paths and bridges Full of green , jungle feeling , Really an more then worth while visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our six year old was enchanted and declared this to be highlight of her holiday. As weather was overcast there were no other visitors and we had the whole place to ourselves. Worth every cent !

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