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World of Birds

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“honey badger”(16 reviews)
Wild life sanctuary and home to a wide variety of bird life.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Valley Road | Coastal Route, Cape Town Central 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 2730
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a GREAT time at the World of Birds. They had a ton of different garden areas and lots of birds to view. I liked how everything looked like these birds were in their natural habitat and all were pretty much uncaged!! There were some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kellithinks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

STAY AWAY!!! The place is overrun with rats and doves (which is mostly what you will see). The birds that are still there look terrible (not cared for) The place also looks like there is no maintenance done and falling apart and VERY dirty. Many...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank voyagersolo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please visit this charity funded sanctuary and bird rescue centre. It was set up by a German man over 40 years ago who has built this amazing place from scratch with no initial funds. In his own words he told us “every soul has a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GailandDunc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great charity based sanctuary. You could walk through many of the aviaries which was pretty cool. And at certain times of the day, you can enter the monkey enclosure (Just with the little monkeys) which was a ton of fun!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JulesLeBlanc
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit, a charity funded sanctuary and bird rescue centre. A lot of exhibits are unwanted pets and rescued birds. They have a ‘no kill’ policy so provide a second chance for many injured animals. Close to Hout Bay so plenty in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 973SimonR973
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Think of this place as a bird/animal sanctuary and you will understand. This is not a commercial zoo, it is the culmination of 45+ years hard graft by German passionate about wildlife. He collects birds and animals that are unwanted and often abused. They have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank welplyp
Reviewed October 18, 2018

On the onset this is not a zoo. From my understanding this is a charity based Aviary which I really enjoyed. To my expectation I did not expect to see so many birds at such closed distance. They have tried their best to provide natural...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ajay Y
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Firstly the bad reviews aren’t fair! It’s not a zoo! It’s a donation based sanctuary and if you don’t like the condition of the cages please donate and buy them a new one. Considering how poor a lot of the country is I was glad...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank shulsberg
Reviewed October 16, 2018

If you are interested in birds, then World of Birds is certainly worth a visit. About 150 aviaries, most of them walk through, where you can come face to face with hundreds of different species. We only had a short time available but you could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ron d
Reviewed October 9, 2018

I have to say it was a little tired looking, needs a bit of TLC and some maintenance. it looks like it has seen better days.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Imogen H
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Response from maria s | Reviewed this property |
In April, it was R85 (£3.50-£4.00). But worth it to see the honey badger! And they really need the financial support!!
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