The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World

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The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World

The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 also offer a skeleton park, restaurant and edu-centre.
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Marita King
Pretoria, South Africa160 contributions
Walking between the animals
Nov 2020
We took my grandson, but we had just as much fun. How awesome to interact with the animals as you walk around within in the cages. The lemur had her baby with her so we were fascinated by this little baby lemur playing around mommy.
We enjoyed having conversations with some of the parrots. The kids enjoyed walking between the hamsters and being followed by them.
We actually wanted to see butterflies, but because of the pandemic, import of butterflies from the east were frustrated, so we didn't see much butterflies.
Written 29 November 2020
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BMT66
Cape Town Central, South Africa2 contributions
Nice for children who might not notice the run down state.
Nov 2020 • Friends
While I understand that this is an animal sanctuary, and that funds could be low, the area appeared to be quite run down. There was a noticable difference in the upkeep since my last visit about 10 years ago.

I completely understood that due to Covid there were no butterflies.
Written 17 November 2020
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Helga K
Cape Town Central, South Africa20 contributions
Perfect for the kiddies
Oct 2020 • Family
Educational, plenty to keeps the kids entertained and so much fun! Really a great place to take kids.
Written 12 November 2020
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Karen S
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Review
Nov 2019
I love going to Butterfly World we spend quite a while going through the enclosures to view the butterflies. It's so peaceful to sit and watch the butterflies.
Afterwards we always have tea & scones while the children play.
Staff have always been helpful and friendly.
Written 5 October 2020
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kwjozi
Johannesburg, South Africa7 contributions
Bit run down
Mar 2020 • Family
Not many butterflies for a place called Butterfly World - that was disappointing. The rest of the animals were well cared for and it was a interesting visit. We had an incident with the pink cockatoo in the parrot cage. It was flying freely around us while we were walking around the cage and it then proceeded to land on my partner’s shoulder and bite him twice in the next and the finger drawing blood. This is surly not safe for small kids?
Written 5 March 2020
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Disabled traveller
20 contributions
Bringing a smile to your day
Feb 2020
Enter a wonder world of small animals and particularly butterflies which flutter around you as you walk through beautifully decorated displays.

A small buck may surprise you and daintily walk right by!

The reptile display features a wonderful selection of snakes (particularly pythons).

Don't miss the skeleton display (where you can view animal skeletons as large as a rhino to tiny creatures) and the outdoor displays which include rescued animals, including monkeys.

A highlight of our visit was coming face-to-face with eagle owls in a free flying enclosure. Be ready to look into steely eyes less than a meter away with nothing between you!

Word of warning - some of the areas are very hot so make sure to have something to drink as you meander through magic.
Written 11 February 2020
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lubger
New York City, NY396 contributions
Highly interactive, with a noble mission
Feb 2020 • Family
You may consider this a mini-zoo - however, it is exactly what it's called: a sanctuary. All animals on display have been donated/surrendered by outside parties and are being taken care of by the team that is trying to instill a sense of responsibility into humans, educating the public on dangers of "domesticating" wild animals (dangers to the animals as well as the people). Every step of the way they remind you not to take wild animals home, not to play with them or try to domesticate them - invariably, that story ends either with such animals being discarded by the owners into surroundings the animal is no longer adjusted for, be it wild nature or the streets.

Most of animals hosted by the Sanctuary are birds, but you also see lemurs, monkeys, meerkats and other mammals plus reptiles and amphibians. Because they are accustomed to people, all animals are very inquisitive and definitely not shy! This makes for a great entertainment, especially if you are coming with kids. The animals that are not dangerous are presented in open enclosures. Some of them are actively seeking attention. It's quite clear that animals are being tended and cared for.

Lots of positive emotions! Come and experience for yourself.
Written 11 February 2020
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elisna
Melkbosstrand, South Africa9 contributions
Perfect Outing
Jan 2020 • Family
What a beautiful place!!!! Thank you not only for caring, but conserving and encouraging the public to let the wild be..absolutely beautiful, we will definitely be back!
Written 29 January 2020
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Sam C
Ipswich, UK94 contributions
Lots to see
Jan 2020
The animal sanctuary contains a wide variety of butterflies and birds as well as reptiles and some other small mammals such as meerkats and lemurs. The enclosures let you walk amongst the birds and butterflies in several places and there is clearly a lot of good work done rescuing injured or mistreated animals.
Written 16 January 2020
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OliviaSJvR
Lichtenburg, South Africa197 contributions
Wonderful day with lots to see
Dec 2019 • Couples
The first time I visited Butterfly World was in 1996 when I was still in Primary School. It was wonderful to see it again. This time my husband and mom also joined me.

We spent almost three hours just looking at all of the animals and taking pictures. I just wish that they still had so many butterflies like years back.
Written 25 December 2019
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