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Birds of Eden
Birds of Eden is an avian sanctuary and protected piece of paradise that sits under a two hectare dome, the largest in the world. The uniquely tall and massive dome offers a safe oasis to over 3500 birds in a gorge of indigenous forest. While you’d be visiting Birds of Eden to see the birds, the sanctuary also offers other attractions such as miniature monkeys, a 200-seater amphitheatre and a walk-behind waterfall.
Home to exotic as well as African birds, Birds of Eden has won a multitude of awards for their sustainability and responsible tourism efforts. Many of the birds in the free-flying aviary were rescued from injuries, or confiscated from zoos or breeders of ill-repute.
They are rehabilitated and socialized with other birds in large outdoor pre-release aviaries. Bird owners can even apply to release pet birds into the sanctuary after rehabilitation. For this reason, many of the birds are comfortable around people so don’t be surprised if someone comes and perches themselves on your shoulder or camera.
- Bird sanctuary next door to Monkeyland in Plettenberg Bay
- The world’s largest free flight aviary with over 3500 birds and some miniature monkeys
- Multi-award winner for responsible tourism