welcome to birds of eden - a true free flight bird sanctuary



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Birds of Eden's unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall. Another feature is its amphitheatre, which has the ability to seat over 200 visitors.

The decision to develop Birds of Eden stems from the need to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds and miniature monkeys.  
Birds of Eden also aims, where possible to offer pet bird owners the opportunity to free their birds into the sanctuary. There is a protocol that must be followed and certain criteria that have to be met. Should you have a query regarding donating a bird please contact the curator team who will give you all the info required - contact Grace on curator@birdsofeden.co.za or Isabel on curator@saasa.org.za

Birds of Eden opened its doors to the public in December 2005. Currently over 3,500 birds live at the sanctuary.

For further information, directions etc. please contact Lara (marketing) or Lee (curator / manager).



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"“Laughing at ourselves is possible when we are able to see humanity as it is "
a little lower than the angels and at times only slightly higher than the apes”

GPS Co-ordinates:
 S33 56' 46.09" E23 29' 8.13"
Directions: Turn off to Monkeyland & Birds of Eden from N2

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