Bird & Animal Parks around Cape Town

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Best Birds and Animal Parks – Cape Town and Surrounds. Popular sanctuaries and parks for monkeys and apes, birds, exotic animals, marine life, reptiles and more. Visit these Best Birds and Animal Parks for feeding times, animal encounters and guided tours to keep the family entertained.

A Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park located in Hout Bay, this bird park holds over 3,000 birds, monkeys, reptiles, mammals, and small animals from around the world. Largest bird park in Africa, with the monkey jungle a highlight for the kids. One of the best birds and animal parks in the Western Cape. Hornbill Café – for delicious light meals and refreshments. Curio Shop – a wide selection of toys and souvenirs available.

Visiting Times: Mon to Sun : 9:00 – 17:00 ( latest entry 16:00 ), 365 days of the year
Tickets: Tickets are available at the entrance. No advance booking necessary. Find ticket prices at .
Tel: +27 21 790 2730
Location: Valley Road, 7806 Hout Bay, Cape Town

Two Oceans Aquarium

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This is an all-weather venue, located at the V&A Waterfront. The aquarium features a variety of exhibits centered around marine life and conservation.
Visitors are introduced to the two oceans ( Atlantic & Indian ) coming to life with brilliant colours, shapes and sizes, and the incredible variety of fish and other awesome creatures that live in these waters. Exhibits – spectacular underwater world, Feeding Times, Penguin Experience, Dive School, Adventure Diving, Behind the Scene Tours, Puppet Shows & Presentations.

Animals: sharks, penguins, turtles, octopuses, kelp forest, moray eels, jellyfish, coral reefs.
Food & Drinks: restaurant, snack shop, coffee kiosk.
Visiting Times: Open 365 days a year, daily from 09h30 – 18h00.
Tel: +27 (0)21 418 3823
Location: Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town

Exotic Animal World (previously Butterfly World):

We are no longer a Butterfly Park and have shifted entirely to caring for exotic ex-pet rescues, such as birds, spiders, scorpions, snakes, monkeys, meerkats, and more. A great indoor and outdoor experience for the entire family! Walk Amongst The Animals – our enclosed tropical garden has been especially designed for you to walk freely among tropical birds, lemurs, iguanas. Memorable Encounters – walk-in aviary, reptile bay, creepy crawly house, meerkats, Nigerian pygmy goats. Live Talks and Demonstrations by our trained keepers on weekends and public holidays. Restaurant – Café Lemur, serving hot drinks, meals and incredible cakes! The food is well priced, and with warm, friendly service, it is popular with the whole family.

Visiting Times: everyday, 9am – 5pm. Last entry at 16:30.
Tickets: No bookings required.
Tel: +27 (060) 646 1048
Location: Exotic Animal World, Route 44, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Monkey Town:

As a Primate Centre and Reptile Garden located on the N2 in Somerset West, this park holds over 250 primates and exotic species of monkeys and apes, as well as a wide range of other animal species. The Wildlife Centre offers animal encounters and feeding sessions. There are Braai and Picnic Facilities, ideal for family and friends – pre-bookings required ). Our on-site Water Park has three swimming pools – a quite deep Rock Pool with an adjacent Toddler Pool, and a Large Pool with two slides (slides only for kids up to 12 Yrs). Pre-Bookings required. All facilities are subject to weather conditions. Activities: Guided Tours, Visit our Reptile Garden. Water Park: Play, Swim and Super Tube ( Pre-Bookings Required ). Braai/Picnic Combo’s (combinations of the above options) ( Pre-Bookings Required ). Parties (young and old) & Year-End Functions. ( Pre-Bookings Required ).

Tickets: BOOKINGS VIA EMAIL ONLY – NO booking required for animal viewing ONLY
Tel: +27 21 858 1060
Location: Mondeor Road (off the N2), Somerset West, Western Cape

Le Bonheur Reptiles & Adventures:

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We provide adventures that you have never had before, where you get up close and personal with the reptiles! View the Snake Exhibit and Shows of local and exotic snakes, or go on the Crocodile Pond Tour. You can even cage dive with a crocodile! Spend the day relaxing in the spacious Kids’ Play Area, go cycling, or rent a rowboat for catch-and-release bass fishing on the tranquil dam. For picnics on the lawn or waterside braais, kids parties, school bookings – bookings essential. Accommodation: Waterside Stays

Easter Activities: a very special time, for this time of year signifies the arrival of NEW HATCHLING CROCODILES! Come view a crocodile on his first day in our world!

Open 7 days a week, from 9 am – 5 pm.
Animals: Nile Crocodiles, Local & Exotic Snakes.
Regular Interactive Guided Tours.
Restaurant, Picnic Area & Catch-and-Release Fishing.
Suitable for all Ages, Completely Child Friendly.

Enquiries: adviced on most tours and shows –
Tel: +27(0)21 863 1142
or contact us via WhatsApp at: 073 074 1004
Location: LeBonheur Adventures, Babylonstoren Rd Paarl, 7646

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