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World of Birds

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Address: Valley Road | Coastal Route, Cape Town Central 7806, South Africa
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+27 21 790 2730
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Wild life sanctuary and home to a wide variety of bird life.

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This is basically a bird sanctuary, with many different varieties, mostly rescue birds that could not live in the wild. You walk in and out of the aviaries, with the birds all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The site is a dirty and the birds seem distressed. A disappointing experience. In contrast, the Birds exhibit in Plettenberg Bay is extraordinary.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just wanted to let all the birds out .The enclosures are very tired and falling to bits. Seeing childrens plastic play pools filled with dirty water just made me cringe. I know that a lot of the birds have been rescued but they looked miserable. Such a shame that so many birds are kept in these cramped conditions.We didnt... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is basically a bird sanctuary, with many different varieties, mostly rescue birds that could not live in the wild. You walk in and out of the aviaries, with the birds all around. It's a little rundown, but makes up for it by the numerous birds - especially owls, more than I've ever seen.

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a fan of nature and am extremely sensitive to claims of animal abuse, but all I see here are people helping animals. Some of the animal injuries are obvious, like the two owls with bad eyes, or the pelican with one wing. Add in the dozens of birds outside trying to break IN and I'm convinced this is an... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not enough staff to keep birds happy. Feathers on cockatoos breasts were almost gone as an example. We have visited similar places in Port Douglas, Australia and Singapore - not even close!!! Don't waste your time.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With lots to see, the World of Birds can easily take at least half of your day to enjoy. We wizzed around to see the birds of prey, spent some time chilling with the spider monkeys (so cute), and checked out some of the more interesting residents too (Honeybadger was amongst them).

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

World of Birds captures all ages! Young and old - you see and learn things you might have never known about certain little creatures. You get a little forest where you can be up close and personal with little monkeys who enjoy jumping and walking all over you! I think i had more fun seeing and experiencing this place again.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has heart. The owner started it out of his love for animals as a sanctuary and it remains this. Beautiful place.

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Thank Stacey-Lee23
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little sad to see these normally beautiful birds - beeing listless. Monkeys run around more by stress than joy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

World of Birds is a privately owned bird park, the owner Walter has been caring for the birds and monkeys for a number of years - entrance fees are reasonable

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