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“Birds so close they hop onto your backpack”
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: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase
Munich, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Birds so close they hop onto your backpack”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We were pumped from visiting Monkeyland and were not sure, if a bird sanctuary could top that - however, we were proven wrong. I is not just a small area with a net around, it is freaking HUGE. And, just like in Monkeyland, the birds and other animals don't care about the visitors (if you move at a slow and steady pace) and can be viewed from up close.
They have a fantastic selection of birds there. Really. Not only impressive Macaws, but also Flamingos, Phesans, Ducks and a lot of other aviary animals I do not know.
We had a few highlights:
* Two Macaws were fighting directly above us in flight - an amazing view.
* A Blue Crane was standing in the middle of the road and looked at passing visitors with high suspicion - but did not move.
* A Hahn's Macaw accompanied us a short time - even hopping on my backpack, letting himself be carried (I am still convinced he wanted to open the bag, get in and smuggle himself outside).
You should take your time, you can easily spend up to 2 hours there. Also, should be fine for older kids (they should know how to behave and not scare the birds away.)

Visited November 2013
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“Birds in a giant cage !”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Can't say more than that. A 40 minute boardwalk is very nice in the shade spotting many coloured birds. Cafe at end of walk.

Visited November 2013
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent experience”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

It is a place where one would probably want to visit over and over again. as Boland college student like to thank the whole team of bird of eden.

Visited October 2013
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Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
“beuatiful”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

We as a Boland College group realy enjoyed all the fantastic birds. This attraction is best for older people in my opinion but can also be enjoyed by bird lovers.....

Visited October 2013
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Strand, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
“wow”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

im a student at boland college hermanus. it was a lovely experience.. great 2 see the beautiful birds

Visited October 2013
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