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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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I enjoyed it so much. Was inpressed by friendly staff always helpfull. It was a nice view and very good way to enjoy the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I enjoyed it so much. Was inpressed by friendly staff always helpfull. It was a nice view and very good way to enjoy the day.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I, plus our two children aged 11 and 13, stopped here as part of an organised Garden Route Tour, straight after our visit to Monkeyland next door. Not really big fans (at all) of caged birds, we were amazed at the sheer size of the enclosure. We saw many different animals, in a wide variety of environments,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's a beautiful sanctuary with different species of birds. It's like walking through a forest. The only downside is that a guided tour is optional, and there's no information boards along the pathway with details of the different types of birds. However it is a wonderful setup with strategic viewing areas. Sincerely The Pillay Family Vereeniging

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful spot, with amazing variety of birds and exceptional landscape/arrangement - felt like in Jurassic Park. Definitely recommend it.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful spot they have. This is really a lovely place to visit over and over again.....to relax and enjoy the beautiful plants and birds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff on arrival. Lovely for an afternoon walk. Loads of different birds co-existing in perfect harmony. Beautiful surroundings. Great photo opportunities.

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Brackenfell, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time trying to spot all the birds and tick them off in the booklet. Our little girl was fascinated by all the birds and loved them coming so close. Overall good experience and friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. Immaculately maintained and run. A true pleasure for people of all ages. Wish we had had more time to sit and appreciate the birds

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our experience at the birds of Eden. The staff are really professional. Really worth a visit. Amazing birds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had read other reviews on Tripadvisor before going to Birds of Eden saying how good it was, but when we arrived the aviary looked really small from the outside so were a bit dubious. However, once inside, it was huge! It took us a couple of hours (we stopped a lot and took a lot of photos) to get... More 

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