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“A treat!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of World of Birds

World of Birds
Valley Road | Coastal Route, Cape Town Central 7806, South Africa
021 790-2730
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$3*
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Cape Town City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Wild life sanctuary and home to a wide variety of bird life.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Being a bird lover I wanted to visit this park and was very pleasantly surprised by the aesthetic environment created around the theme of the bird park. a very memorable trip to a beautiful place with a good variety of birdlife and other life.

Visited June 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A must for Bird and Nature fans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a place to see birds like no other. The aviaries are huge and you walk amongst many of the birds, including owls, raptors, ducks, parrots, swans - you name it. I have never been so close to such creatures and it was spectacular. Many birds are caged but in good health and order.

This is a MUST for anyone who is fond of birds.

They also have various monkey, mammel and reptile exhibits. There is a monkey exhibit where small harmless monkeys climb all over you. Lots of fun.

Warning: It is organic. You will walk around some bird guano, mud if its been raining and an occasional mouse or various insects. This is not a place for people who do not appreciate the organic nature of the animal kingdom or who like things in sterile order. You are in and amongst them in aviaries and displays that are rough by typical zoo standards. This added to the enjoyment.

Warning II: Not a great place for children or even adults who are mischievious or ill mannered (typical US types). For example, when you enter the owl aviary, there is a warning sign to do so at your own risk. These raptors are powerful and can attack if provoked. Unlike the US, it is clear there are no lawyers "protecting" those that do not heed these warnings. A place that demands respect of the visitors towards these magnificent creatures.

Visited October 2012
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Somerset Village, Bermuda
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274 reviews 274 reviews
69 attraction reviews
Reviews in 116 cities Reviews in 116 cities
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“Worthwhile for all age groups”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Living in Hout Bay during the Northern winter months & enjoying Cape Towns summer means that we often have visitors if they have any inclination towards animals we always suggest a visit to World of Birds. It is well stocked & there is definitely something for all the family whether a toddler or ornithologist!

Visited March 2012
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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Something to chirp about”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is an amazing place to visit and wander through the myriad paths surrounded by a vast range of birds.

Visited October 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“great entertainment for the whole family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

hundreds of birds and other small animals in a well looked after environment and beautiful surroundings, it will be fascinating for all ages, old and young

Visited April 2012
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