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Review of Birds of Eden

Birds of Eden
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US$530.75*
and up
4-Day Garden Route Experience from Cape Town
Ranked #4 of 16 things to do in The Crags
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We took a last minute decision to go to Birds of Eden one afternoon, we had an hour or so to spare. Very glad we did. The birds are beautiful and so interesting to see up close.

1  Thank Victoria L
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This is said to be the largest bird aviary in the world covering an area of 3.2 hectares and Birds of Eden provides fun for all the family, especially if you purchase the cheap R20 booklet which features all the different species that live there. Spotting the different birds in the most amazing surroundings and ticking them off in the book kept us amused (and educated) for several hours. There is a small restaurant but the birds are the real stars and if you can spot just a quarter of those in the book, you really deserve a pat on the back. It is truly worth a visit.

1  Thank alanwooding
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

For anyone who loves forests and / or birds, this is a MUST. The sheer variety of the birds is gobsmacking, and they all look in such excellent shape. This is exactly what a zoo or bird sanctuary should be like. They literally netted a huge part of the natural rainforest and allow the birds total freedom inside. Breathtaking. We recommend buying the information booklet for about R20 and ticking off the birds as you see them.

1  Thank Haiko N
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Real cool in both meaning walking in this too.
All family really enjoy this attraction.
They build this attraction correctly as you can walk easily take your time and enjoy the surrounding.
I definitely recommend

Thank Yoav B
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We were on the last week of a month long trip to Botswana and South Africa and had been on safari for 3 weeks, seeing a multitude of birds in the wild. However, we totally LOVED Birds of Eden. The aviary is HUGE and the birds are clearly happy and active. We arrived in the morning and spent 3 hours walking around. We then went and hiked at Robberg Peninsula but with time remaining in the day, we came back and walked through the aviary again - it was that good. Loads of photo opps and the more you look, the more you see. Highly recommend!!

1  Thank Jann01
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