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Address: N2, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 44 382 5510

The walk follows over 1km of wooden board walks and bridges across streams...

The walk follows over 1km of wooden board walks and bridges across streams and is entirely wheelchair friendly and ideal for the elderly wanting to visit the forest. There is a number of wooden benches and tables along the trail to sit, snack, picnic or enjoy your 'padkos'. Water and ablution facilities.

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Beautiful birds , incredible colors

We (me especially) were a bit skeptical before going but one has to marvel about the colors nature gives. It is a habitat so there are no small cages , the birds move... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Mikael R
Gothenburg, Sweden

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We (me especially) were a bit skeptical before going but one has to marvel about the colors nature gives. It is a habitat so there are no small cages , the birds move freely. Combine with monkey world nextdoor and you have great value.

Thank Mikael R
Landskrona, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the diversity of birds and plants. It was so peaceful and soothing to stroll around in these beautiful surroundings.

Thank Meg S
Mercer Island, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK, It was pretty. But there was nothing special about it if you come from ORegon or Washington, just another temperate rain forest...with nothing special about it.

Thank CWR01
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very little info given by surely staff despite our enthusiastic questions. The place is not well kept and seems to be in need of some managing. Very quick walk on board walk. We felt ripped off despite the cheap price to get in. It's just not worth it. Small small car park for literally 3 cars. You could hardly hear... More 

Thank AlitNorthamptonUK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Garden Route National Park Garden of Eden, which is not far from Knysna, along the N2. Reading the previous reviews for this place, it seems people are getting this Garden (which is a lovely boardwalk stroll through lush forest) confused with the Birds of Eden attraction in Plettenberg Bay. This park was perfect for a short... More 

Thank Meggy S
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The info tourism office told us of a short walk into a part of the Tsitsikamma forest not far from Plettenberg Bay ( In the direction of Knysna), just off the N2 called Garden of Eden. . As I entered the forest I knew this was the place I had been to at 5 years old. It was so moving... More 

Thank Rose K
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful facility to see indigenous birds up close.Superbly set out over a very large area under very high netting allowing birds to fly freely.Also one or two small mammals about.Not sure but I think the entrance fee also allows you to go into Monkey World next door. I would highly rate this attraction.

Thank Garth J
Cumbria, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

There is a good Boardwalk through the forest. Information boards about the flora and fauna are placed along the route. There is parking by the entrance.

Thank Vee16
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is now our favorite place to visit when we are in Knysna. Visited the first time in 2012 and had to go back this year. Feel dwarfed by towering trees and listen to birds and insects in the forest. Take time to inspect everything, from the tallest trees to the smallest flowers. Although it is located next to the... More 

Thank Xander B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We were concerned about visiting here. We don't like zoos or any place where animals are mistreated. Was this going to be be some where that actually upset us? In fact we spent 3 hours here. It is fantastically done and I would absolutely recommend it. Go with a good camera, a guide book and an empty memory card -... More 

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