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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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013

WOW! What a great place! Amazing bird life of every sort in a beautiful, friendly place. It's so great to have interaction with the birds without them being stuck in cages. The restaurant is good and the shop stocks all sorts of great trinkets and souvenir.

Visited December 2012
Thank LaraLeighLegend
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Don't miss this place”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Like walking into paradise. Free flying birds all around. colour and sound like no-where else. we thoroughly enjoyed this place

Visited April 2013
Thank Angela P
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Flights of fancy”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

An amazing aviary which is so much more pleasurable to see the many species of birds in than viewing them in a cage after cage that you get at some attractions. When you first walk in you are at quite a high level in the tree canopy and you walk down the hill into the 'valley'. During the first part of the walk the birds are rather scarce and it is a little uneventful. However as you walk onwards it gets much more interesting and the birds are more obvious. It can be quite hard looking up and spotting the birds from the lower level, but easier as you walk back up the slopes. We enjoyed seeing such a large variety of birds and their beautiful colours. However we felt that there was not enough information on the birds. A lot more signage would be useful to learn about the birds. Also towards the end of the walk is a bridge over some water to a central circular area before then moving onwards to a cafe. On the wooden sides of the central area are pictures of foods on offer. These should have been details or pictures of birds that were on the edge of the lakeside. What a missed opportunity. Another suggestion is that some people like looking at plants and flowers, so some names of these would be great to have around on the walking route.
Other then this, I would recommend a visit as there was enough to see and give you some entertainment if you like birds.

Visited March 2013
Thank CarolineSilver10
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West Yorkshire
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A really pleasant surprise”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We were recommended to visit on a rainy day and it was well worth it. Plenty of exotic birds to see in a natural environment and the last bit of the tour was the icing on the cake. Lots of birds and in near proximity to us.

Make the trip!

Visited March 2013
Thank Rex B
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
“Amazing dome”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Drove past the site and was amazed at the size of the dome for the birds. But that is nothing to what you see when you walk through the entrance. It's a huge forest they've put under a dome! Very nice walkways through the forest and a wide selection of birds to admire.

Visited April 2013
Thank ThexMiniman
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