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Birds of Eden

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Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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4-Day Garden Route Experience with Ostrich Farm from Cape Town
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Birds of Eden is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA). 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 at no additional cost.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird lovers” (36 reviews)
“bird life” (35 reviews)
“scarlet ibis” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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+27 82 979 5683
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"bird lovers"
in 36 reviews
"bird life"
in 35 reviews
"scarlet ibis"
in 21 reviews
"take your time"
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"knysna loerie"
in 19 reviews
"fly freely"
in 16 reviews
"guide book"
in 30 reviews
"bird watching"
in 15 reviews
"own pace"
in 25 reviews
"bird park"
in 24 reviews
"amazing variety"
in 16 reviews
"monkey world"
in 22 reviews
"few hours"
in 37 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 32 reviews
"combo ticket"
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"different species"
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"next door"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think we probably liked monkeyland more but we still recommend doing both. It felt like the beginners version of bird watching. The whole walk through the enclosure was very relaxing and fun. The birds were beautiful and some of them came quite close.

Thank Brian L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the chance to see all the birds up close. Well worth the visit good little gift shop with well priced gifts, Children would love this place too

Thank Bluemargt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We accidentally stumbled across this wonderful place, and was glad we did. Lovely setting, amazing birds. It really is a little Eden and well worth a stop off, only wish we could have walked around again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strolling about this place was great. So many types of beautiful birds with plenty of room to fly. Even had green parroquet land on my shoulders. Bonus. Many thanks for a great trip.

Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time to the area and what an amazing experience- a must for all nature lovers... the facility is well maintained, the staff helpful and friendly and the animals well looked after. A stroll in this peaceful setting feels otherworldly and one wants to...More

1  Thank Caroline M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hundreds of birds under a huge netted area, boardwalks guide you round where you can admire the array of brightly coloured birds in the trees or on feeding stations. There are pools with flamingos and water fowl on them and a cafe with indoor and...More

Thank Kathryn G
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

They gave this very well. It is a quite natural habitat and all the birds seem very healthy and happy. The walk way is reasonably inconspicuous and you can get very close to the birds. Some of them are very curious and jump on your...More

Thank imcclenaughan
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Was one of the best places in Plettenberg bay. Looks like heaven. We walked very fare and every nook and cranny, there is a type of bird. I heard that it is the biggest bird sanctuary in the world. Nice restaurant in the sanctuary. I...More

Thank Chantelle V
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

If you love birds, take time out to go here. This was the 2nd of 3 places we visited as part of our excursions in the area. The sanctuary doesnt look like much from the outside, but once you in its almost as if you...More

1  Thank nathanstitus
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We spent half a day here. It is quite large and would appeal to bird lovers. Our kids loved the place.

Thank Indipolo I
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Johann L
December 27, 2017|
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Response from Jann01 | Reviewed this property |
You can go through again on the same day using the same ticket. We went early in the morning and stayed for about 2 hours, went hiking at Robberg Peninsula and then returned and spent another couple of hours until closing... More
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359hennied
December 11, 2017|
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Response from alanwooding | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. There are steps and ramps but if you take it easy it should be ok.
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janetwood1001
January 31, 2017|
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Response from HerRoyalHickup | Property representative |
Hi There - you can just show up and buy your ticket at the door.
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