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Birds of Eden

Features Animals
Open Now: 08:00 - 17:00
Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
Birds of Eden Admission Ticket
from US$16.31*
Birds of Eden Admission Ticket
from US$16.31*
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  • Average5%
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“bird lovers”(35 reviews)
“bird life”(34 reviews)
“scarlet ibis”(23 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
+27 82 979 5683
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the Birds of Eden. The boys really enjoyed it, although as they are a little young they got tired by the end but really enjoyed it! There are so many varieties of birds in the inclosure that you see...More

Thank skistar15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a wonderful morning exploring birds of eden, an unexpected rainforest in the middle of Plettenberg Bay! There is a wonderful array of birdlife, and also a small population of duikers that my children were very excited to see. The whole centre was well...More

Thank 269lewisg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was like entering Jurassic Park, a 2 hr walk amongst some of the most beautiful birds. Our daughter 4.5years loved every moment. Feeding time is entertaining as the birds descend onto the feeding areas and you see them up close. A must see

Thank Charl7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really liked this open aviary located between Knysna and Port Elizabeth. It was just one of those places we dropped by since we had lot of time to visit and had been suggested by our Airbnb owner. There were multi-level paths between a foresty...More

Thank AyushiChandra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the third visit in 3 years. There seemed to be less birds than before.... or was it my imagination? There was less variety. Was quite disappointed.

Thank MelanieC3164
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s hard to explain how breathtaking it is to move freely below a dome you cannot see above you and around and over a seemingly endlessly deep gorge of indigenous forest. All around and under and above you, there are flashes of bright colour and...More

Thank Mandy-Lee_Miller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A huge aviary giving vast flying space for thousands of previously caged or captive birds. Brilliantly conceived and worth every cent. Allow about 1.5 hours to enjoy it. Buy the combined ticket for here and the other two sanctuaries monkeys and big cats and get...More

Thank WeymouthGolfer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent more than an hour observing many beautiful bird species.You feel immersed in their world. However the parc seems huge and all the birds are not visible. Be prepared to spend 2 to Johannesburg3 hours to enjoy your visit fully.

Thank Ziskakan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walk through enclosure with amazing birds. Parrots circling in the canopy. Blood red scarlet ibis dotting the trees and cheeky flamingos displaying for your cameras. Loads of other awesome little colourful and exotic birds up close too

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn’t sure about a captive sanctuary having just come off safari but this place is fantAstrid. Lots of indigenous and exotic birds, well looked after with plenty of freedom.

Thank kate p
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27 December 2017|
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Response from Jann01 | Reviewed this property |
You can go through again on the same day using the same ticket. We went early in the morning and stayed for about 2 hours, went hiking at Robberg Peninsula and then returned and spent another couple of hours until closing... More
11 December 2017|
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Response from alanwooding | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. There are steps and ramps but if you take it easy it should be ok.
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.