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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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08:00 - 17:00
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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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Beautiful

Great setting lots of indigenous birds and others that have been rescued. Really worth a visit. Huge well constructed area. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great setting lots of indigenous birds and others that have been rescued. Really worth a visit. Huge well constructed area. Well worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found this visit very enjoyable and if you are a bird lover then I would highly recommend it. I have only given 4 stars as we were unable to purchase some earrings from the shop due to the staff not knowing how to put them through the system. Overall though very worthwhile for the variety of birds just do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Birds of Eden absolutely deserves this name! It's a beautiful place where ornithologists are just happily ever after. After the first 10 minutes you might think you've seen all the different birds but behind every bush and every corner there are new ones to discover. From tiny to huge, camouflage to bright and colourful.

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Bunnik, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

These birds live in freedom in a no touch policy surrrounding and have lots of space. The book we bought really helps to learn more about those birds

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to see brides from all over the world! It's a few hours of walking through the biggest bird 'cage' I have ever seen

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Landskrona, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my revisit to the world´s largest free flying bird reserve! The great variety of birds enjoy a perfect environment in this sanctuary. You can experience close encounters with feeding birds through the cleverly placed feeding stations. At the same time the birds are not disturbed by the visitors. A perfect sanctuary for birds!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a large area covered by a net which prevents the birds escaping forms the basis of this sanctuary. It doesnt look much from outside on arrival, but its breath-taking when you are inside with a large number of birds to see, very colorful and very tame!

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The setting is beautiful in an absolutely enormous walk in aviary with towering trees. There are so many birds which you can see up close as they are all fairly tame and used to being fed. It is a wonderful experience with both indigenous and exotic birds in a riot of colour.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for something to do and thought that as we hadn't seen many birds on our travels this would fill a gap. We brought the book which showed the various birds but it was quite hard to find the ones you managed to spot either on the forest floor or high in the trees. You need to take... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge aviary with hundreds of local and foreign bird species. With the amount of people going through this aviary, the birds have become fairly tame, so one can get up quite close. My only complaint would be that it would be nice to have a pamphlet with an identification guide.

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