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The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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SO MUCH to do and see! WOW

It's not just about the butterflies, this institute will surprise you with the extent of fabulous... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2019
David R
Teenagers on the loose

Went today with 3 teenagers who loved it - they spend at least 2 hours exploring. I’m happy their... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2019
South Africa
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The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World hosts exotic, free flying butterflies. We are a forever home for over 750 exotic animals, such as antelope, iguanas, monkeys, snakes, spiders and much more. Many of our animals roam freely in the gardens. We...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Route 44, Klapmuts 7625, South Africa
+27 21 875 5628
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

I took my 5 year old daughter to Butterfly this past weekend. Upon arrival I was already skeptical... Paid the fees and went in. Well, I would have had a better experience at Stodels. There was not a single butterfly, granted for the time of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Chrispool1979
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. We were expecting something much smaller so we took our time. Turns out it's quite big. My favorite was watching the leemurs and the meerkats. Such funny guys. I would love to see more staff out answering questions as we would...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

It's not just about the butterflies, this institute will surprise you with the extent of fabulous species on display. The animal care staff we met are engaging and excited to share their knowledge and experiences with visitors. Great value for money!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank David R
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

Went today with 3 teenagers who loved it - they spend at least 2 hours exploring. I’m happy their is a place animals and birds can be rescued and rehabilitated. Well done on your rescue efforts.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank KarooChick
Reviewed May 26, 2019

From the entry onward the general feeling of this facility was disinterest. The staff couldn't care less if you were there or not. The animals and birds were well cared for but their surroundings could do with an upgrade.Maintenance is obviously not high on the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank halcyonbp
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

Great afternoon out with kids (3, 8 & 9 yrs). Lots of interesting animals to keep everyone entertained. Skeletons of various animals were fascinating and the guide who took the educational talk was very engaging. There were enough butterflies to enjoy, less than in previous...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RCDMarshall
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

My friend & I stopped in & were appalled by the way these people care for their animals! They all looked miserable & uncared for properly. In particle we were devastated to see a beautiful parrot who has lost most of his feathers, seemed dehydrated...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank A3Queen
JamesL1411, Manager at The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Good day A3Queen Thank you for your review, and sorry that you feel this way and truly appreciate your concern. The animals in our care are our top priority! We receive donated animals, birds and reptiles on a daily basis, and more often than not,...More

Reviewed January 16, 2019

We enjoyed our visit to Butterfly World and to see the lovely butterflies. They also have a larger variety of animals that is interesting to see. I recommend a visit definitely especially for the little ones as they will be fascinated with what there is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank susanco28
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I Have a phobia of birds but overcame this for the family .. And was not disappointed at all. Love the colors(not the smell) lol.. Noisy but you get used to it.. Great outing for out of towners...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JillN540
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the whole experience. Took us 2 hours to wonder around the zoo at easy pace. I did expect more butterflies, but enjoyed seeing all the different animals and birds. We especially enjoyed the tortoises. Children will love the place. Easy parking.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Family of 4. 2 kids 2 adults R225