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“Much Better than Expected!”
Review of Birds of Eden

Birds of Eden
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US$17.81*
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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 young children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 4, 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 “free” environment able to fly much more than at a zoo. The guide book is very helpful at identifying the birds and staff are very friendly too. Especially the amazing Golden Pheasant which looks like something out of a fairy tale. Our 6 year old son loved it and we recommend making a detour here!

Thank xilofono
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Reviewed April 2, 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 arms and head. Not once did we have to look for a bird. This time around the birds seemed scarce and we had to actually search for them. Also we didn’t see nearly as many species as the previous time. Many of the same birds. The macaws were gorgeous.

It was a bit sad as we had our children with us this time and would have loved for them to have the same experience. The sanctuary is well maintained and the birds all look very happy and healthy. Its still a nice walk through the lush forest and over the bridges.

Thank Annemarie G
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Reviewed April 1, 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 April 1, 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 are not afraid and will come pretty close. We had one that went on our shoe! There were nice surprises with the ponds and flamingoes. Very well done. Would go back!

Thank ejmills6
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Reviewed April 1, 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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