The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) consisting of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary are the current 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.
welcome to birds of eden - a true free flight bird sanctuary
BIRDS OF EDEN, IS THE GARDEN ROUTE’S VERY OWN WORLD CLASS FREE FLIGHT BIRD SANCTUARY.
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, miniature monkeys and the sanctuary also enables bird owners to apply to release their pet birds into the sanctuary, after undergoing rehabilitation.
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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Birds of Eden - a must see This is some birds at Birds of Eden, the world's largest free-flight aviary, situated near Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route in South Africa.
The Shrike and The Australasian Butcherb ... The name Butcher Bird applies to two separate sets of birds. The first is the Shrike (these birds being the Laniidae family), and the second is a separate species totally unrelated to the shrike. This second set is the Butcherbird of Australasia, this being is the genus Cracticus, which belongs to the Artamidae family of crow-like birds.
In both cases the name Butcher Bird takes its origin from the bird's...
birds of eden photo gallery - most recent pictures
lorikeets at Birds of Eden
Lorikeet at Birds of Eden
Lorikeet at Birds of Eden
friends Sun Lorikeet at Birds ...
Lorikeet Birds of Eden
Sun Lorikeet at Birds of Eden
Guests at Birds of Eden
Bearded Barbet at Birds of Ede ...
Aracari at Birds of Eden
Ringneck at Birds of Eden
Ibis at the water
close to a Flamingo
"We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals... In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth. " Henry Beston
GPS Co-ordinates: Turn off to Monkeyland & Birds of Eden
from N2 S33 56' 46.09" E23 29' 8.13"