Birds of Eden
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Birds of Paradise
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 and miniature monkeys. Birds of Eden also aims, where possible to offer pet bird owners the opportunity to free their birds into the sanctuary. There is a protocol that must be followed and certain criteria that have to be met. Should you have a query regarding donating a bird please contact the curator team who will give you all the info required.
Birds of Eden is situated next to Monkey land, and similar to Monkey land requires no pre-booking unless a multi-lingual guide is required for a guided tour. The difference between Monkey land and Birds of Eden is that you are able to stroll about the bird sanctuary without a safari guide whereas you cannot do so at Monkey land.
Birds of Eden www.birdsofeden.co.za (next to Monkey land) The world’s largest free-flight bird aviary (50 metres high, covering 23 000 square meters of forest). Birds of Eden houses more than 3,500 specimens of more than 280 species, with the main focus being African birds. The dome covers 2 km of boardwalks, an amphitheatre (maximum audience: 200), a restaurant, several ponds and dams and a souvenir store. Visits to Birds of Eden are usually self-guided, however guided walks are offered on request. Birds of Eden is the only Fairtrade accredited bird sanctuary in South Africa.