Birds of Eden:

The spectacular and awe-inspiring Birds of Eden is the largest free-flight aviary in the world. The sanctuary encompasses 2.3ha of partly forested land, covered by a 3.2ha mesh and with a 1.2km walkway.

Visitors are welcome to explore at their own pace or should they prefer – request a guided tour at no extra cost. Guides are best booked 24 hours in advance to ensure one is available.

The sanctuary is home to 220 different species & subspecies of birds totalling over 3500 birds. From the indigenous and beautiful Knysna lourie with its awkward call for such a gracious bird, the other lourie (Turaco) species, parrots, parakeets, waterfowl, flamingos, starlings, robins and graceful cranes.

The sanctuary includes a deep gorge with a waterfall and the aviary is approximately 50m high, covering all the treetops and allowing ample flying space for its winged inhabitants. Being a sanctuary where many previously pet caged birds have now been given the opportunity to spread their wings, this is their first chance to make adequate use of their wings and to experience natural avian behaviour.

This is certainly one of the places you must visit when in the Garden Route! You can spend an entire day in the aviary as there are ample benches to sit on and enjoy the birds in flight.

  • This sanctuary is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. 
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • All Weather facility – during rain you will get wet.

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 44 534 8906


Check In / Out

Open daily from 08:00 – 17:00


Monkeyland and Birds of Eden
The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, 6602
Turn off to Monkeyland & Birds of Eden from N2 highway

GPS Coordinates:
33°57’52.0″S 23°29’01.6″E
(-33.964434, 23.483778)