Visit Birds of Eden - the Garden Route's very own free flight
bird sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.
Welcome to Birds of Eden
A true free flight bird sanctuary
Birds of Eden's unique two hectare dome (the world’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. Currently it is home to over 3,500 birds from over 280 species, with the main focus being African birds. Visits to Birds of Eden are usually self-guided, however guided walks are offered on request.Read more
Award Winning Sanctuaries
The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) consisting of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary are winners of the Lilizela Service Excellence Awards - Best Visitor Experience 'Wildlife Encounters'; Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction; winner of the 'Best Animal Welfare Initiative' and overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards.
Adult rates for Birds of Eden, Monkeyland and the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary:
- Single Ticket: from R210
- Combo Ticket (any 2 sanctuaries): from R320
- Triptic Ticket (all 3 sanctuaries): from R430
Our safari guides are multi-lingual but language-specific tours can be be arranged.Book A Tour
Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life.
Use the talents you possess for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.
The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there’s a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants..
The more you know about a species, the more you understand about how better to help protect them.
What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing.
People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.
The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.
Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business.
I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction.
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Monkeyland and Birds of Eden
The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, 6602
Turn off to Monkeyland & Birds of Eden from N2 highway
GPS: 33°57'52.0"S 23°29'01.6"E (-33.964434, 23.483778)
Area map and directions
Phone: +27 (0)44 534 8906
Fax: +27 (0)86 7608605
Mobile: +27 (0)82 979 5683