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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird lovers” (36 reviews)
“bird life” (35 reviews)
“scarlet ibis” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Monkeyland Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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+27 82 979 5683
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from US$17.60
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"bird lovers"
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"bird life"
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"scarlet ibis"
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"take your time"
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"knysna loerie"
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"own pace"
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"bird park"
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"amazing variety"
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"monkey world"
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"different species"
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

I had never witnessed such beautiful birds in my life until I visited the place called Birds of Eden. I was skeptical at first to visit the place as the entry ticket was exorbitantly priced and I was repeatedly thinking that I had to put...More

Thank Jayati V
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We found this place disappointing and thought it poor value. The birds are not native, they are from around the world. There were not that many to see. The guides who were around were not interested in talking about the birds or helping us to...More

Thank JaneHerts123
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

A great self guided walking tour through a huge place. Our favourite was the second half where you see more water and land based birds. Along the walkway was feeding points where you could also see he birds and take good pictures.

Thank Ryan C
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

The birds seen here are so beautiful. The walk through the jungle is truly something to admire as it is so tranquil. One could spend the whole day here.

Thank Mike4462
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after Monkeyland with fairly low expectations. But we came away very pleasantly surprised! A beautiful and enormous aviary with a great variety of birds. You follow a wooden walkway threaded through the aviary and can see many types of birds in a...More

Thank xilofono
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

It ended up being an enjoyable walk. The forest is still something to see even if there aren’t that many birds left. I don’t know what happened but when we visited a few years ago the birds were abundant and came to sit on your...More

Thank Annemarie G
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Like being inside a monstrous aviary. Amazing walk through the forest and all the beautiful bird species. Stunning surprises around every corner. A must see if around Plett area.

Thank Chutzpah78
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We went here yesterday and we had a good few hours at th birds of Eden. There is no time limit to how long you can spend there. The area the birds are in is huge, much bigger than we expected. Some of the birds...More

Thank ejmills6
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing setup! Lots of birdlife. Really informative and friendly guides. Restuarant was great too - open veg sandwich was delicious!

Thank Charl A
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

The largest aviary in the world. Well worth a visit. It is vast. Boardwalks and one would slat bridge wend their way around the aviary. Birds whizz past. One parrot landed on my wife's back - briefly !! An experience.

Thank John M
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Johann L
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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
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359hennied
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.
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janetwood1001
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.
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