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“Birds of Eden”
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Birds of Eden
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Birds of Eden Self Guided Tour
Ranked #4 of 14 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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Cape Town, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Birds of Eden”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

I loved the size of the aviary. Huge birds able to fly. The range of birds is quite astounding. I even had a lovely close encounter with a batis as well as a rather intimate experience with a ring neck. You do not have to know birds to really appreciate this experience and you can either walk around trying to see everything or just sit on a bench near the feeders and let them come to you. The restaurant is also a good place to sit and have a pleasant meal and watch the birds. Give yourself time to enjoy this experience.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Oogly
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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We have now visited Birds of Eden 3 times and it would have been 4 if a storm wasn't raging when we were last in the vicinity. We love just sitting and letting the birds come a show themselves.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank roger r
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Such an awesome experience and big variety of birds. Unfortunately my camera ran out of battery while we were inside. We wish we had more time inside to just relax and take it all in. Made some new friends with some of the birds with some character.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank CrousA
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Plettenberg Bay
Level 5 Contributor
30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“It's World class”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

You don't need to be a "bird nerd" to enjoy this place, if seeing birds that were previously caged flying free and happy in the worlds largest enclosure, one that encapsulates a forest and the stream running through it, then this is for you. Beautiful walk behind waterfall, and elevated wooden paths criss-crossing the forest. Hundreds of bird species and thousands of birds all in free flight and all together.
Birds of Eden is simply in a class of its own, nothing to compare it to.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank Magweba
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Birds of Eden”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Magnificent walk through pristine forest valley which is covered by a huge unobtrusive mist net - large variety of birds

Visited March 2013
2 Thank DavidPickering
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