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“Great experience, would go again”
Review of World of Birds

World of Birds
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Hout Bay World of Birds and Two Oceans Aquarium Tour in Cape Town
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City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great experience, would go again”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I've lived in Cape Town for over 15 years and always meant to go to World of Birds in nearby Hout Bay. I'm so glad I finally went!

We visited on a Sunday morning at around 11am and left at about 4pm. We were sorry that we hadn't arrived earlier as there is just so much to see.

Having been to other bird parks in South Africa, this was a clear favourite. There are absolutely heaps of birds, monkeys, guinea pigs, meercats, reptiles and more. It would be a wonderful visit for a family, and certainly a treat for overseas visitors. You are able to get up close to so many of the beautiful creatures - including birds of prey (Owls, Vultures, Eagles etc). There is even a contact area, where you can have a tiny Marmoset Monkey climb on your shoulders.

There is a small restaurant/take away at the entrance and the prices are very reasonable, even if you just need to refresh with a cold drink.

The curator is an extremely dedicated man, the animals are well cared for and you will simply kick yourself if you don't make a trip to this stunning park. Just take it from me - give yourself plenty of time to enjoy it all.

Visited February 2013
Thank Thirtygirl
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The Monkeys rule the World of Birds”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Not a very big world, but to it's credit, the World of Birds gives you an opportunity to view birds at very close distances. Many of the aviaries are open and you can view birds from within the aviary rather than outside.

The real pick and attraction are the squirrel monkeys which are extremely friendly and inquisitive. They will literally walk all over you and even check your pockets for some goodies.

The owls and eagles do sometimes give you an eerie, nocturnal touch due to their close proximity.

Overall, the bird aviaries are decent but I would recommend a visit specially for the Monkey Jungle.

Visited May 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is a unique facility. You walk through an intricate set of aviaries and animal habitats. This permits very close proximity to the animals. While many of the cages could use some sprucing up and the signage is primitive, you quickly forget the state of repair as you wander from cage to cage. As someone who is aware of birds in the environment, I was pleased to see many birds that I had never before encountered. Interesting photo exhibit from when Clint Eastwood and family visited the facility several years ago. Well worth a visit, especially if you are interested in photography.

Visited February 2013
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Numbi, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Location wise, it is not in the neighbourhood of anything else. We travelled on the explorer city bus and when you are done and the bus isn't there yet, there is nothing else to do in the area.
We were a bit disappointed about the world of birds. Most birds have very small cages and there is minimal information about them on the name tags. Some cages also seemed a bit overcrowded with different birds.
As both of us were field guides, we didn't really like it. This might be more fun if you are a family with children. There are some fun children activities.

Thank Karen Z
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57 reviews
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“A wonderful surprise!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

My husband, three year old daughter and I visited this attraction in September 2012. We arrived mid-afternoon, knowing we might be cutting things a little close on timing. Upon entering, we realized that we were too late to visit Monkeyworld, but that was okay with us, as it was a beautiful day! We started out going pretty leisurely, and soaking up each and every bird. After about 45 minutes, i pulled out the map only to discover we had only seen a minisucle portion of the park and we were going to have to hoof it to make it all the way through. In the end, we did walk all of the paths, though could have easily spent at least another hour here without a problem. It was a wonderful afternoon, and if we ever get back to Capetown, it will be on our itinerary, but allowing for more time!

Visited September 2012
Thank Shannon C
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