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World of Birds, Cape Town Central: Address, Phone Number, World of Birds Reviews: 4/5

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Wild life sanctuary and home to a wide variety of bird life.
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Michael H
Mauritius361 contributions
Family
We went there with the family during our hop on hop off bus tour. There is a big parking.

The staff are rather nice although not talkative.
The park is big. It can take easily two hours or more if you want to discover it all.
It has a very large variety of birds, monkeys and some variety of animal like ostrich or lemur etc.

Most animal are enclosed in bird cages which are rather ok in size and sometimes you will get to explore several walk in aviaries as well.
The park itself is not sparkling clean, perhaps understandably due to bird nature to poo very often everywhere. 3/5 in terms of cleanliness. However they do put notice everywhere explaining the cleanliness reason- which is well appreciated and change our perception.

There is a small snack restaurant with unexpectedly nice food and dessert.

The park is divided in two parts. You start on the left and come back to the centre to follow the right section

Overall I will recommend if you and your family loves exotic birds
Written 8 August 2022
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travelbug_CT
Cape Town Central, South Africa6 contributions
From the moment we arrived, I knew it was a mistake deciding to visit World of Birds in Hout Bay. We arrived early in the morning shortly after opening (10am) and what greeted us was truly disappointing: the pathways were covered in bird poo, the stench of the place was absolutely unbearable - and some of the animals looked sad and neglected.
We went specifically to do the monkey jungle visit - but on arrival, the thought of actually touching anything at this place made our skin crawl. We urged the kids not to touch anything as it was FILTHY!!
The reptile (snakes) and fish hut looked like it was falling apart - ancient cupboards that were chipped and scuffed. A disgrace.

This is a completely dilapidated attraction in need of some serious financial investment, maintenance and regular cleaning in order to make it worthy of a visit. I am surprised it is still open.

Give it a huge miss - there are SO many other things to do with children in Cape Town. We could not wait to get out of there!!!!
Written 4 July 2022
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Derek S
Bath, UK153 contributions
This is a privately owned bird sanctuary with additional monkeys etc. We thought it was excellent value and had some really interesting birds to see. Child friendly. Its a bit tatty in paces but who cares the birds were spectacular. Cafe was a bit hit and miss and guide was a bit basic but a really good place to visit and deserving of support. Recommended
Written 8 April 2022
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NJC112
Mossel Bay, South Africa114 contributions
Family
The animal enclosures are in good shape and the animals are well looked after.

The spider monkey experience is tops! They are so gentle and cute.

The only improvements I would suggest is the replace the worn-out gates and the toilets. Also, a decent cafe would work wonders!
Written 1 February 2022
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Melanie A
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First time at the World of Birds. It was a good experience and the handout with the history put things into perspective
Written 7 January 2022
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Lizelle29
1 contribution
Family
The price on Google states R85, but at the entry it's R130. We queried this & recieved the rudest comment of the employee that the prices where R130, his entire attitude was disgusting and he stated that 'THEY' don't have control over Google which I know is not true, as a company you provide Google with the info & it's ur Job to ensure Google is updated. He also assumed my 2 year old is older and wanted her to pay entrance fee because she is tall?? If it wasn't for his disgusting attitude we would have considered paying the ridiculous amount for entry, almost as if he got tired explaining the entry fee issues as if it's a common occurance?? Should this then not be fixed?? Very disappointing to have driven out all the way and get this type of service from a tourist spot non the less
Written 29 December 2021
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Alex
Rumilly, France2 contributions
Friends
TOURIST TRAP!!!
It's a terrible place to visit
Very disappointed, i was expecting to see the birds in freedom flying are you, but the animals are in tiny cages and poor care
Written 6 November 2021
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Abdullah B
Kuwait City, Kuwait6 contributions
Couples
The collection of birds and animals is very good
You can enter many aviaries and have close encounters with birds
DONT MISS the encounter in the monkey jungle. They are adorable
Unfortunately, the place need maintenance especially sculptures and children playgrounds
The souvenir shop isn’t great too
Written 3 November 2021
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Emily L
4 contributions
Family
I was literally brought to tears as I walked around this establishment. The enclosures are small and not high enough, they are outdated and in disrepair. Some enclosures were crowded. While you should expect feathers and bird poop, it definitely felt unclean. There were two monkey enclosures in particular that the monkeys did not look like they were properly cared for. The penguins did not look like they had a proper habitat and some of them had tags that looked either improperly applied or like they had caused the wings to grow improperly. One of the cats was in a smaller enclosure than the others and was pacing as if stressed.

The “monkey jungle” interactive part was fun, but I wonder about the ethics of it. The guide uses sunflower seeds to draw the monkeys to you.

There is a huge variety of birds and animals; many birds that I had never seen or heard of before.
Written 30 July 2021
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Claudia B
Cape Town, South Africa11 contributions
Amazed by the sheer variety of birds and animals. Enjoyed the fact that you are in the enclosures with the birds, that was quite unique. Well worth the entrance fee even though facilities seem somewhat old and dilapidated.
Written 11 May 2021
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