A World Class Bird Sanctuary
Birds of Eden is the biggest free flight aviary in the world, and home to over three thousand exotic and indigenous birds.
Explore the beautiful indigenous forest that the sanctuary encompasses, taking in the incredible wildlife and enjoying close-up encounters with the birds. The mission of Birds of Eden is to educate the public about the birds and the dangers of keeping both indigenous and exotic birds as pets.
The award-winning bird sanctuary provides a forever home where previously caged birds can live a life of free-flight in a habitat as large and natural as is possible, as well as providing an extraordinary experience for their guests, who can walk through the beautiful grounds at their own leisure.
Discover the tranquility and beauty of the world’s largest bird sanctuary and all that it has to offer.
Petting/touching of the wildlife is not permitted Although tours are self-guided, guides are available, free of charge. However, if a guide is required, please book in advance.
The tour of the sanctuary is self-guided, and therefore guests may move through the sanctuary at their own pace
All guests are welcome
Don't forget to bring along a camera
Monday to Sunday
08h00 - 17h00
Birds of Eden, Plettenberg Bay
Directions from Cape Town’s side
Monkeyland (an associated sanctuary with Birds of Eden) is situated about 150km from Mossel Bay and about 50km from Knysna. The exact location is The Crags, which is 16km east from Plettenberg Bay. Simply take the N2, pass Knysna, pass Plettenberg Bay and continue past Keurboomstrand on to The Crags. You will notice a Monkeyland sign on the N2, near the BP Garage (the Garage is also known as the Garden Route Superrette). Take the turn-off (on the right) at this BP Garage and follow the Monkeyland signs for a further 2km. We are situated 2km off the N2, and the tarred road is well signed.
Directions from Port Elizabeth’s side
Monkeyland (an associated sanctuary with Birds of Eden) is situated about 240km from PE (on the N2) the ocean), pass the Nature’s Valley turn-off (about 16km from the toll gate), continue a further 500 meters on the N2 and turn to your left at the Monkeyland sign. Follow the signs for 2km on the tarred road.
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