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“Beautiful paradise of birds”
Review of Birds of Eden

Birds of Eden
Ranked #4 of 14 things to do in The Crags
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking
Cape Town, South Africa
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169 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Beautiful paradise of birds”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

We go to Birds of Eden every year when visiting Storms River Mouth. We always pick an overcast day (when we won't want to be at the beach) for our trip and try to be at Birds of Eden just before 11am, as they then feed the birds and many of the birds are sitting on their bird feeders enjoying their food. This park does a lot to keep the area clean, well watered and child and wheel chair friendly. The birds are all in excellent condition and the variety of walkways allows one to get very close to many birds. My kids have also had small birds sit on their shoulders and allowing them to walk a few steps with them.

Visited January 2012
Thank CorneCapeTown
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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“Birds in paradise”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

Lovely walk in tranquil surroundings. Staff very full of information and tips.

Visited January 2012
Thank Jan B
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“Pleasant place on a hot afternoon”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

Good idea for a hot day. Probably a bit too much dominated by the parrots; we liked the crowned crane and the thicknees.

Visited February 2012
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122 reviews
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“Lovely place to explore birds from around the world.”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

Fantastic place to visit. Loads of colourful birds. Well kept and clean. Worth a visit if you love birds or just want a break from the concrete jungle.

Visited January 2012
Thank mlondozi
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

Authentic, a beautifully thought out experience, educational and fascinating!

Visited November 2011
Thank Roxienne
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