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Birds of Eden

#4 of 14 things to do in The Crags Features Animals
Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Amazing maze through sanctuary.

This is a beautiful natural area with a canopy netting to keep all the birds in and is so large... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Katie H
via mobile
Fab birding

I didn't know this was such a huge place with so many different birds under one roof. Go with ample... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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.
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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful natural area with a canopy netting to keep all the birds in and is so large there is plenty of room for free flight. You may even forget you are enclosed. Several birds fly right up to feeding stations which are...More

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know this was such a huge place with so many different birds under one roof. Go with ample time on your hands and also binoculars that help a closer look at shy birds. If lucky you'll come across friendly African grey/Conure that hop...More

Thank worldiscoverer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Birds if Edén in July and enjoyed every minute. Well worth going to visit this interesting Park, plenty of colourful interesting birds with easy víewing.

Thank Maggie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really lovely spot. The only place I've ever been that is similar is the jungle biosphere at the Eden project. Once you are in you are assailed by the most amazing displays of colour. Stunning birds in a huge, safe space. Everywhere...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw many gorgeous birds and birds I have never seen before. They are all just wandering around the park. There are even flamingos! I wish they had a tour guide because I had no idea what each type of bird was. Would still recommend!

Thank IanLuo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by one morning on our way to Kynsna and easily spent 1.5hrs here wandering around. A great variety of birds including water birds at the pool/lagoon - we had to shuffle past a couple of flamingos who were resting on the footpath! Some...More

Thank BWM505
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing place you can stay at for hours observing some extremely beautiful birds. Highly recommended. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time!

Thank talktworay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A late afternoon visit meant some birds had roosted for the night so some advertised birds were not evident but even then there were many interesting and varied species. The attraction is extremely well constructed to lead you from the forest floor to the canopy...More

Thank DSP0013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family really enjoyed our time touring the birds of eden. We saw all sorts of birds and heard wonderful calls. Take it slow , walk quietly and you will see and hear great things!

Thank RevJon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned our trip to include a visit to Birds of Eden. My family was more impressed than me. For me it was a bit pricey, but it is certainly worth a visit.

Thank Johann W
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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.
28 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
26 December 2015|
Response from Deon D | Reviewed this property |
No, not really. There is a nice restaurant at the Monkeyland portion.