Birds of Eden
Located just outside of Plettenberg Bay you will find the world’s largest free flight bird aviary, the Birds of Eden Sanctuary. This unique two hectare dome which spans a gorge of beautiful indigenous forest, offers a truly unique and African experience. Some 100 species of incredible African birds are housed at the Birds of Eden Sanctuary, some endangered. As a visitor to the Birds of Eden Sanctuary you will feel as though you are truly in the wild with hundreds of birds swooping, flying and calling around you. Beware as one of them might just decide to come and rest on your shoulder. It happened to me and it frightened me half dead!
The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall as well as an amphitheatre, which has the ability to seat over 200 visitors for interesting talks and displays. Visitors can also enjoy a snack at one of the sanctuary’s eateries whilst watching birds like the African Grey Parrot and the Blue Headed Pionus dart about the forest.
There are 1.2 kilometres of wooden canopy walkway hanging in the clouds to lead you through this beautiful place and to bring you close to the variety of birds. It sounds like a long walk, but there are benches everywhere where you can sit and rest if you feel so inclined and it is very easy to walk.
Cost Of Tickets
Adults - R115.00 to R125.00 depending on season
Child – R57.50 to R62.50 depending on season
Combo (Monkeyland and Birds of Eden)
Adults - R184.00 to R200.00 depending on season
Child – R92.00 to R100.50 depending on season