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Birds of Eden

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Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird lovers” (32 reviews)
“bird life” (31 reviews)
“scarlet ibis” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a wet day and we wanted something to do, this together with Monkeyworld, filled our day. There were literally hundreds of different birds, none of whom seemed to be bothered by the humans! We took some amazing photos and had lots of laughs...More

Thank jollybb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a way to break up the journey from Knysna to Tsitsikamma forest and dropped in. We were not ready for how much fun it was. The venue is huge and has such a wealth of birds allowing us to spot 12...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky as despite heavy rain we still saw masses of birds. A really beautifully laid out large area for the birds to fly freely. About 3500 species

Thank mfeakin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited after monkey world and were pleasantly surprised. This is a self guided tour so would strongly recommend buying a guide book which is excellent and only 20r. The number of birds starts slowly but as you go along the walkways you see more and...More

Thank Starbarr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not "Birders" but this large aviary was recommended. We were in the area so we stopped. The birds were very colorful and easy to see up close. Not intimidated by people. We very much enjoyed the visit.

Thank psalamon
Reviewed 1 week ago

The number of beautiful birds is amazing, beautifully set out with a gentle walk around the Aviary. Good café at the end serving really good food.

Thank Tyke70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this amazing sanctuary. So many beautiful birds, very colorful, all within a great natural feeling environment. Eric, our tour guide, was very informative lead us at a leisurely pace. Would highly recommend as a family visit. It is most comforting to see the...More

Thank Denis D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started off a bit slow. The enclosure is very big with areas we can't see, but when the birds decide to come out it's a different story. Different shapes, sizes and colours. At the top end we were spoilt for choice of seeing birds close...More

Thank Gerhard_ZA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Birds of Eden is really one of the best attractions in and around Plett for me. Young and old can enjoy this attraction. There's always something else to see. I've been numerous times and will definitely visit again.

Thank Johanniev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The size of this aviary is so big you forget you are actually under a net covering to keep birds in. There are a vast range of birds, some rescued pets who will talk to you. It really was an interesting visit with plenty to...More

Thank ColchesterSleeper
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1 February 2017|
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Response from HerRoyalHickup | Property representative |
Hi There - you can just show up and buy your ticket at the door.
29 March 2016|
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Response from Deon D | Reviewed this property |
No, you can use it within a few days. But also include the Jukani wildlife park into your combo ticket. It is wort a visit. Combo tickets can be used to visit the park in the morning, and maybe return late afternoon again... More
Annemarie J
27 December 2015|
Response from Deon D | Reviewed this property |
No, not really. There is a nice restaurant at the Monkeyland portion.