Birds of Eden
Birds of Eden
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 kilometer 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Meets animal welfare guidelines
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  • MimsandNin
    Nottingham, United Kingdom229 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value and informative
    We visited here a few weeks ago and we’re very impressed. There are a plethora of birds and if you buy the very reasonably priced guide book you can identify many of them. We spent a couple of hours here having a gentle walk around. I was praying not to get poohed on and thankfully neither of us were. There is a elevated rope bridge which is not suitable for wheelchairs or people who are unsteady on their feet. My husband is not good with heights and he managed the bridge quite easily so don’t be put off by that. We did visit the cafe but there was load shedding at the time so options were limited. Overall, great value and informative
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • Andrew K
    Oxford, United Kingdom1,277 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of birds in a semi-wild environment, but not the real thing
    Tremendous variety of birds in a semi-wild environment but it's not the same as seeing them in the true wild. A lot of the species are not native to South Africa and many can be found by the ubiquitous bird feeding stations, which spoils it a bit. Having said that, there's a lot of different birds to see and it's entertaining and well presented. If you have time to spare/kill, visit here along with Monkeyland next door. Finally, there was no working cafe so had to do without coffee !
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Dona S
    Porirua, New Zealand852 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely visit to the bird sanctuary
    I visited with my mother and we both enjoyed ourselves. The walkways are well maintained,and, even on a hot, sunny day, there were plenty of birds around. We also saw a little duiker in the undergrowth. We were followed by a small parrot, which took a shine to my mother, and later by a Birchall's coucal which hopped out from under a bush and sat on my foot. It the ran and flew along with us, stopping to sing every so often. A lovely way to spend some time when in Plettenberg Bay.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 November 2023
  • Demi E
    East London, South Africa27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birds of Eden definitely a sight to behold.
    Birds of Eden was such a delight! You can take as long as you like to take in the beauty and all the amazing birds. You feel like you're in the middle of jurassic park without the fear of dinosaurs of course! There are SO many different birds to behold, bathrooms are readily available and sanitary. There were also 2 restaurants in case hunger strikes. Be prepared to be captivated for a minimum of 2 hours, especially if you love birds. Would recommend to anyone of any age and do bring binoculars!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 February 2024
  • Justin P
    Schaffhausen, Switzerland9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect addition to the trip.
    Immediately upon entry we were amazed by the abundance of brilliant and colourful birds. The walk is pretty long for very small kids but there is a cafe about two thirds through. My kid counted nearly 40 different breeds, all living together in a massive covered forest/jungle. We bought the bundle with birds of Eden and monkey land. It seemed expensive but was worth every cent. We loved every minute.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 February 2024
  • Brian B
    220 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprising Experience on The garden Route - Birds in Paradise.
    This is a spectacular bird paradise near Plettenberg Bay. I was expecting a typical aviary, but this is huge in a natural wooded area with many trees; shrubs and streams providing for over 400 species of birds that provide a cacophony of song. How they managed to put a huge high wide net over it is a mystery. They have been collected from people all over the world and most are not indigenous to South Africa. They have built a wooden walkway right through the park and you get to see many species on your walk. For me, the Flamingo Dam was a highlight. One bird was even tame enough to sit on a visitors shoulder. We got to see many birds up close and personal most of which I had never seen before. This is a must see when you are in Plett.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2024
  • green_gecko917
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Almost as good as going on safari... one of the best wildlife experiences of our lives
    I don't know how there aren't more people here. It seems like this is completely unknown to foreign tourists We went on a Saturday morning and had whole walkways to ourselves sometimes. If you love birds, or like birds, or are just a human being with even the tiniest sense of wonder.... I don't see how you could be anything but amazed. So many species (and so many colourful and interesting ones) all living in harmony, in an enormous space (it took us hours to walk through it). The bird spotting guide is excellent and how is it so cheap?! We had so much fun identifying species and learning about them. The gift shop had excellent souvenirs too and for a fraction of the price of anywhere else we'd seen. We are the kind of people that normally power-walk through the gift shop and I don't know if we have ever bought something from a gift shop before, but we got a beautiful painting of a lion here for just a few pounds. And Monkeyland (just as wonderful and ethical) is just a 1-minute walk away... what more could you ask for?
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2024
  • IanUK721
    Wymondham, United Kingdom84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss it
    If you like birds this is one you should not miss. Birds from everywhere in the biggest free filet aviary you have ever seen. Lots of feeding stations where the birds congregate but not essential as they are everywhere in completely natural surroundings. Don’t miss it if you are in the area.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 April 2024
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Rob C
New York City, NY1,073 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Fantastic experience! Colorful
Birds from all over the world fling above us , hanging out in trees and singing their heads off. Wandering trough a jungle-like environment spotting exotic birds all around us and experience not to be missed
Written 25 April 2024
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IanUK721
Wymondham, UK84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
If you like birds this is one you should not miss. Birds from everywhere in the biggest free filet aviary you have ever seen. Lots of feeding stations where the birds congregate but not essential as they are everywhere in completely natural surroundings. Don’t miss it if you are in the area.
Written 22 April 2024
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Laetitia B
Klerksdorp, South Africa103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A fantastic experience! Will really recommend that you go and see the huge variety of exotic birds in their wild nature! Well kept, neat and a great thing to do with children. Remember your binoculars!
Written 20 April 2024
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green_gecko917
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I don't know how there aren't more people here. It seems like this is completely unknown to foreign tourists We went on a Saturday morning and had whole walkways to ourselves sometimes.
If you love birds, or like birds, or are just a human being with even the tiniest sense of wonder.... I don't see how you could be anything but amazed.
So many species (and so many colourful and interesting ones) all living in harmony, in an enormous space (it took us hours to walk through it). The bird spotting guide is excellent and how is it so cheap?! We had so much fun identifying species and learning about them.
The gift shop had excellent souvenirs too and for a fraction of the price of anywhere else we'd seen. We are the kind of people that normally power-walk through the gift shop and I don't know if we have ever bought something from a gift shop before, but we got a beautiful painting of a lion here for just a few pounds.
And Monkeyland (just as wonderful and ethical) is just a 1-minute walk away... what more could you ask for?
Written 31 March 2024
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natholian
London, UK90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
It is very well curated - and such a complete surprise. When you walk into the giant aviary it’s so impressive. And the variety of bird species is so vast
Written 8 March 2024
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Brian B
Phoenix, AZ220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a spectacular bird paradise near Plettenberg Bay. I was expecting a typical aviary, but this is huge in a natural wooded area with many trees; shrubs and streams providing for over 400 species of birds that provide a cacophony of song. How they managed to put a huge high wide net over it is a mystery. They have been collected from people all over the world and most are not indigenous to South Africa. They have built a wooden walkway right through the park and you get to see many species on your walk. For me, the Flamingo Dam was a highlight. One bird was even tame enough to sit on a visitors shoulder. We got to see many birds up close and personal most of which I had never seen before. This is a must see when you are in Plett.
Written 24 February 2024
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Justin P
Schaffhausen, Switzerland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Immediately upon entry we were amazed by the abundance of brilliant and colourful birds. The walk is pretty long for very small kids but there is a cafe about two thirds through. My kid counted nearly 40 different breeds, all living together in a massive covered forest/jungle.

We bought the bundle with birds of Eden and monkey land. It seemed expensive but was worth every cent. We loved every minute.
Written 7 February 2024
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Demi E
East London, South Africa27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Birds of Eden was such a delight! You can take as long as you like to take in the beauty and all the amazing birds. You feel like you're in the middle of jurassic park without the fear of dinosaurs of course! There are SO many different birds to behold, bathrooms are readily available and sanitary. There were also 2 restaurants in case hunger strikes. Be prepared to be captivated for a minimum of 2 hours, especially if you love birds. Would recommend to anyone of any age and do bring binoculars!
Written 6 February 2024
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Paul E
George, South Africa3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Terribly disappointed... we visited the sanctuary about 15 years ago and it was amazing!! Today there were hardly any birds to be seen... all the feeding stations were empty and it all seems a bit dilapidated.
Written 3 January 2024
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1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We ha e been to Birds of Eden on a few occasions and have always enjoyed it. Hoe dissapointed we were today to see so few birds. It seems all the beautiful exotic birds are no longer there. My neohew made the comment that he has never paid so much to see pigeons (.doves).
Written 28 December 2023
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