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Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre

Address: R304 to Stellenbosch and R101 to Paarl, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone Number: 021 884 4506
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Nottingham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A basic zoo/animal sanctuary but well worth the visit. Friendly staff and animals, a must-meet is Gerry the Giraffe who will happily feed from your hand.

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

it is a kind of bad zoo where the animal seem to be stressed and live in a small area. I was deeply sorry when i saw the chacal in a small cage which seemed beginning crazy ... poor animal.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

i went to the Giraffe House (in itself a misnomer) and was bitterly disappointed. I had expected to see at least a few giraffe, but instead saw just one, obviously unhappy or stressed Jerry. The entire place looked like an old style zoo with several of the animals in small cages where some gave the impression of being stressed.. I... More 

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Southfield, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited the Giraffe House with my mom, sister, nephew and husband who is in a wheelchair. The lady at the entrance kindly gave my husband a discount for being in a wheelchair. Entry fee is cheap already as it is, R45 for adults and R25 for children between 2 and 15 years old. Pensioners pay R30 and my husband... More 

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Cape Town, Milnerton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Spent the afternoon at Giraffe House, what a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Owner really passionate about his animals and shows it during he reptile show which you must watch.For only 45 bucks..its worth it..Hopefully the Giraffe gets a friend soon though..

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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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