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“Beautiful Birds”
Review of Birds of Eden

Birds of Eden
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: Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Knysna, South Africa
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Birds”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Something you can do in all weather conditions, Beautiful sightings of great birds. Take a Zoom lens! Well worth the visit!

Visited July 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Loved this place”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

From the moment I walked into this place, it was like I was in a little heaven. What a big variety of birds and to be able to be so close to nature, was amazing! Loved it!! Will recommend to everybody.

Visited November 2013
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lots to see, happy birds”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Very nice surrounding for birds. No tour, but easy walking path. Its next door of Monkeyland, share of parkingplace.

Visited August 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Birds of Eden is so professionally done and what an amazing experience. The variety of birds was extensive and it was spectacular to see them flying free under the dome. Our 5 year old was enthralled. Well worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Bird of Eden so Worthwhile”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I love birds, so this was paradise for me! Being able to walk and interact with the birds in that beautiful atrium was breathtaking. It's great to get close-up shots of birds that you would struggle to get in the wild, like the Loeries (green and purple crested).

We would do it every year!

Visited August 2013
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