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“Lovely experience”

Butterfly World ZOO
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Cape Town City Pass including Two Oceans Aquarium and District Six Museum
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Klapmuts
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Butterfly World ZOO hosts exotic, free flying butterflies. We are also a sanctuary for over 600 exotic animals, such as antelope, iguanas, monkeys, snakes, spiders and much more. Many of our animals roam freely in the gardens. We also offer a skeleton park, tea garden, craft-centre and edu-centre.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely experience”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

We visited Butterfly World for the first time and enjoyed it so much. We had the chance to take wonderful pictures to share with friends and family,

Visited April 2014
Thank BPrinsloo
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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Day-trip for the whole family”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Not a huge location, but your family could spend a lot of time exploring, eating and learning. My children have been visiting since they were toddlers and are now nearly teenagers. We went yesterday and they enjoyed it again. It's nice that the owners have changed the layout a little and have added to the animals/bugs. It's well maintained and still affordable. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an indoor/outdoor venue so that your visit is not weather dependant. It's location is ideal if you are wanting to keep driving after your visit into either Stellenbosch, Paarl or Franschoek for wine-tasting, other animal interactive venues or better lunch/dinner options.

Visited April 2014
Thank Bernadette A
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
321 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“Worth a visit if in the area”
Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

It's a series of wooden aviaries with interlocking gates , some extremely hot , you move from aviary to aviary , with a selection of butterflies all sizes , small mammals , lizards , some snakes , insects etc . In gardens outside the aviary you find a very large selection of tortoise , turtles etc .
It had a home made feeling , mum & pop , family owned etc , it's around 40 mins from central Cape Town on the motorway , look out for the small signs , very easy to miss .

Visited February 2014
Thank atw1946
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Cape Town
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Butterfly Beauty”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Beautiful. Easy to find. Can't bring your own snacks, cooldrinks or food but the cafe offers everything. Butterfly World is not that big, but the interactive setup is wonderful for kids and adults alike. I loved everything about the place, definitely makes you feel closer to nature with the butterflies flying around you!

Visited January 2014
Thank Ateekah G
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Pretoria, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A must”
Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

An excellent outing with kids ! Beautifull butterflies everywhere , a must for any photographer , there are snakes, lizards, birds, a small buck, guinea pigs etc....

Visited January 2014
Thank Carmi S
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