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World of Birds

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Address: Valley Road | Coastal Route, Cape Town Central 7806, South Africa
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+27 21 790 2730
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Wild life sanctuary and home to a wide variety of bird life.

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US$62.65*
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The World Of Birds houses a good variety of both domesticated and exotic birds from both Africa and around the world, as well as a troop of mischievous squirrel monkeys. Well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So many birds and all so close, many close enough to touch. The monkeys just add to the excitement!!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lets be true about this - most people come to this place for the monkey interaction. For 98zar you get a run-down park, an awful xerox copy of a map of the place, and a chance to kinda "interact" with monkeys. There isn't any guide or volunteer to tell you about all of the bird species or the park itself.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The World Of Birds houses a good variety of both domesticated and exotic birds from both Africa and around the world, as well as a troop of mischievous squirrel monkeys. Well worth a visit.

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Thank James H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The world of birds (and other animals) is a nice escape although a bit worn down every here and there. I compared it to the big bird park in Kuala Lumpur and where that park is very aerie and big, this place feels a bit small and caged. Do not despair, it is a lot to see and some really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Sanctuary and I honestly thought 2 hours would be more than enough time to experience and witness all the beautiful bird species. I was however pleasantly surprised and so completely lost to the wonder of the beautiful creatures and overwhelmed by the care of their habitats. What an amazing experience to be face to face with an... More 

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Gordola, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

around Cape Town there is this "park" we went with our daughter becasue she love animals and it's a good place, is very big and well organize unfortunately the visit on the monkey cage is open not the all day but during certain period and this is not good because we miss it and is really a pety but in... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids, ages 13, 11 and 9, really enjoyed the World of Birds, but the squirrel monkeys were definitely the highlight. It's essentially a bird park/zoo where you walk into their cages and they fly around you. It's not as crazy as that sounds; most were not flying. We stayed in here forever. My kids loved sitting and having the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

well kept place filled with birds and animals. great outing with kids. i love the owl section and the kids loved the monkeys!

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do experience, you are able to actually share space with the birds and they have a never ending array of species available to see. Reasonably priced and an excellent way to spend a few hours.

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Thank melanie T
Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary in Hout Bay is a beautiful place with an inspirational history. Expect beautiful winged creatures, gorgeous owls, a range of mammals and reptiles, and cute little monkeys to delight all ... This paradise for nature lovers relies totally on private sponsoring to keep its beautiful premises going.

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