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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 20 attractions in Stellenbosch
Type: Zoos
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This wonderful place is as the name says - an "awareness centre". It's not a zoo. It's not a game reserve. Not very large, but home to very interesting, beautiful creatures that you may get to touch if you're in time for their "animal encounter shows" (Check times on their website). At the moment, there is only one Giraffe, Gerry... More

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Polokwane, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I recently hosted my son's party here. None of my guests had even heard of Giraffe House before, and they were all pleasantly surprised. There were about +40 kids, and every single one of them enjoyed themselves. The parents could relax, while the children played. The grounds are not so big, and is safe enough to allow the kids to... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I've been to the Giraffe House atleast 3 times before, and it never fails to teach me something new... You are given a bucket of feed, which you can use for the goats, cows, birds (including ostrich) or buck at the entrance (very reasonably priced entrance fee). And there is a reptile show held at set times during the day,... More

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Stavanger, Norway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

You can feed the animals. And you can touch a giraffe and many more animals. The show is very good. You learn a lot and the kids may hold reptiles and other things!

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Cape Town
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This is a great outing for both young and old. There is a great variety of wildlife and the owners/staff are extremely passionate. The reptile show was informative and very entertaining.

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Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Recommended by a friend as great value and fun but don't go on a hot day due to no shade. Fairly new place so not well know and still developing. Take a picnic; as due to them renting the site from the neighbour restaurant they are not allowed own cafe, shame. We loved the bucket of food to take round... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

This was a good place to visit for the money you pay, it's cheap as chips. Unfortunately there was only 1 Giraffe. There was plenty of other animals to see.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

If you go on a hot day, take an umbrella as there is very little shade. Children will enjoy the contact with the animals and the informative, entertaining talk/demonstration, but the absence of a nice coffee shop makes the outing a little bleak - especially in hot weather. The lone giraffe desperately needs company and a tree!

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Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We visited the Giraffe House with friends and our kids...it really was nothing to write home about. We only stayed for about half an hour as there really wasn't much to keep us all entertained. It's a lovely concept but I think they can do a lot more to mkae it more of a great family outing. Our highlight was... More

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