Birds of Eden Plettenberg Bay

Birds of Eden. The largest free flight Aviary in the world!

Birds of Eden
Birds of Eden

You will walk through an indigenous forest with waterfalls and elevated walkways. Previously caged birds from every corner of the world live here in free flight. This is something you do not want to rush through, so allow enough time to really soak up its splendor. The unique two hectare dome spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall. The bird inhabitants of the aviary comprise a mixture of exotic as well African birds. They also include previously caged pets and hand reared and imprinted individuals. This explains why some of our inhabitants, especially the parrots are unafraid of human beings.

Birds of Eden
Birds of Eden

Birds of Eden. The rehabilitation process

All new arrivals at Birds of Eden go through a process of rehabilitation before they enter the actual sanctuary of the main aviary. Be they ex pets, or birds confiscated from zoos and disreputable breeders. Most of the birds that arrive at Birds of Eden have a history of being caged in small environments. The main rehabilitation process in Birds of Eden involves socialization with other birds in large outdoor pre-release aviaries as well as the building up of flight muscles, and learning flight control, i.e. practicing landings, change of direction etc. Make no mistake! All birds can fly, no matter how badly their wings are clipped; the question is just how high and how far. Releasing them into the main aviary immediately, would be virtually the same as running a marathon without any training! Also Birds of Eden works together with The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA).

You can walk without a guide through the park. Take your time and enjoy the birds. Please wear comfortable shoes. Binoculars are available for hire at Birds of Eden.

Birds of Eden
Birds of Eden

How to book your Birds of Eden tour

At Albergo for Backpackers our helpful staff will gladly assist you to book your Birds of Eden tour. You will receive a 10% discount voucher at the Albergo Activity Center. We can also arrange a shuttle for you!

Book your Monkeyland & Birds of Eden & Jukani tour and get up to 30% discount on your entrance fee!

Birds of Eden
Birds of Eden

Albergo for Backpackers offers accommodation close to Birds of Eden. We are about 25 km away, which is about a 30 minute drive. We offer the following accommodation at Albergo for Backpackers: Camping, Dorms, Double/Twin rooms and smaller dorm rooms 4 – 6 persons. You can find our rates here!. You can send us an e-mail or you can fill out the contact form when you would like to make a booking for accommodation or when you need any information. Or click the “Book Online” button on the page when you would like to book your accommodation.