Birds of Eden Free Flight Sanctuary

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 220 species, with the main focus being African birds. Visits to Birds of Eden are usually self-guided, however guided walks are offered on request.

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SAASA - South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance

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.

Best Animal Welfare Initiative' at the World Responsible Tourism Awards Overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction 2019 Lilizela Service Excellence Awards - Best Visitor Experience 'Wildlife Encounters'



Donate R1000 to SAASA and receive a voucher for our WackyWildlife special

This voucher includes a visit to Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary and an unforgettable Ocean Blue Adventures cruise.

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  • Single Tickets: R320
  • Combo Tickets: R540
  • TripTic Tickets: R640
  • Children (aged 3 to 12): pay half price
  • Children under 3 years are Free

There is no need to book, bookings cannot be made for the same day and will show as full. We always have space so pop on in.

For assistance, please contact us on 082 979 5683 or 072 613 2261. Masks required at all sanctuaries.

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Help save the African Grey parrot

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Empty The Cages: African grey parrots and the cruelty of confinement

Birds of Eden, the bird sanctuary in The Crags near Plettenberg Bay, is on an African grey parrot mission.


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  • 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.

    Elizabeth Goudge
    Green Dolphin Street
  • 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..

    David Attenborough
  • The more you know about a species, the more you understand about how better to help protect them.

    Alan Clark
  • 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.

    Jay Inslee
    USA Congressional Record
  • People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.

    Lazare Kokolo
    Safari guide, Monkeyland
  • The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.

    Christian Schauerte
    Ex-curator of primates, Monkeyland
  • Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business.

    Lee Dekker
    Manager of Birds of Eden, Plettenberg Bay
  • I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction.

    Steve Irwin

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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
Mobile: +27 (0)82 979 5683