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Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre

R304 to Stellenbosch and R101 to Paarl, Stellenbosch, South Africa
021 884 4506
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Ranked #12 of 22 Attractions in Stellenbosch
Type: Zoos
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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stumbled on Giraffe house on our way out of Stellenbosch. My girlfriend being a non South African, thoroughly enjoyed it, as did myself. You get to see some animals close up that you would not normally see. And the interactive show is really worth it. The owner is really passionate about the animals and conservation. I cannot recommend this... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have been to the Giraffe twice and still a pleasure to see the friendly Jenny who is definitely an attention seeker...she is a gem...feeding the ostrich is a really wonderful experience and if you love animals...this place is a must...the goats who are always ready to eat whenever you feed them...n the sweet and talkative parrot at the entrance...and... More

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Franschhoek
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's wicked that in this day and age there is a lone giraffe being kept like this. He has no space to wander, and no companion. Made me sick.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have never been so impressed about a place as I was for this place. The owner is amazing! from the moment you walk in to the time you walk out you are amazed at all the love you feel in this place. I never thought that one Giraffe could steal my heart as quick as Gerry did. it is... More

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Strand, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I enjoyed the outing along with my grandson and he was so excited to see all the animals. You can take lovely of all the animals too. Was still stands out in my mind was the show about the snakes......to me a bit scary because I don not like snakes. The gentlemen in charged of the snakes was very kind... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My son's favourite animal is the giraffe so we thought we would visit while in Cape Town on our holiday. It really is misleading to call it the Giraffe House. There was only one giraffe, although I believe another will be introduced soon. Also, the enclosure for the giraffe really does not look suitable for her. Very little vegetation there.... More

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Bellville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My daughter was invited to one of her friends b-day party held at Giraffe House. She had the time of her life - seeing all animals. The best was the live animal show. We will defnitively go back in summer time !

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Small park but a good size for a quick trip when you are in the area and want a break from wine tasting. The staff are knowledgeable, nice and seem genuinely interested in caring for the animals.Try to go in winter, cloudy days, etc as it is a large open park that could be rather hot during peak summer months.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Took my 5year old twins out for the day, they loved feeding the animals. Hubby enjoyed the snake show as he was called up to hold a very large and heavy snake. Definitely not enough shade but saw that there were trees planted recently so in time that would be sorted. Yes there are no restaurant options and it was... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We visited Giraffe House during the summer season on a Sunday. It was advised to take a picnic along as there is no restaurant facilities on the premises. The bathrooms are present but were leaking with urine everywhere. The entry fee was very reasonable and included a bucket of food for the farm animals. The lady at reception was very... More

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