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Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre

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Address: R304 to Stellenbosch and R101 to Paarl, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Close encounter with giraffes!

Family visit with toddlers. Lots of animals to see and chickens roaming around but the highlight was the giraffes! Never in my life have we ever been so close to a Giraffe, or had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

You'll generally spend 2-3 hours here. Dress well for summer. They only accept cash as entry fee R50pp currently. The mornings aren't very crowded. Good attraction for those with children. There is a tuck shop available too. The best part about giraffe house was the animal encounters (we saw the creepy crawlies) as everyone was learning something about the animals... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I decided to go with my family as i heard many great reviews. I feel terrible to have given my money to this place. The animals looks sad unhaooy and not well cared for. There is no shade for them at all!!! The wild cat actually squished against the gate for a thin strip of shade. This place should be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Family visit with toddlers. Lots of animals to see and chickens roaming around but the highlight was the giraffes! Never in my life have we ever been so close to a Giraffe, or had one feeding from our hands (with their enormous grey tongues) and had the opportunity to stroke them as they did so. Kids loved it. We spent... More 

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Thank sweetgems
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I went there on a very sunny day...there was no shadow for the animals and it felt like a lager. I understand probably this is the only place where they could live but they should provide more care for the animals

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Lidingo, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Most important - they only accept cash! That said, we had very good time. Particularly enjoyed the show at 11 - don't miss it. Fun, informative and a tiny bit scary. :) The kids loved feeding the goats.

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Thank Peter W. S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Giraffes were the only exciting aspect and the feeding platforms were locked so you couldn't get close. Not exciting, definitely not worth the visit or the entry fee.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Staff were very helpful , most the animals have nice enclosure. Little play areas for the kids . Giraffe come very close and feed from your hand . There's a referesment shop , there's a enough to entertain the family for 2-3 hrs , recommend if you are visiting Capetown and you want to spend a morning / afternoon

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Torpoint, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you like giraffes this is the place to go. The centre is small however there is plenty of animals to see. We spent most of our time their with gerry he was eating out of our hands and interacting with us loads we loved him if you have kids they will love it their

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Thank Leanne H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Some of those game viewing things in SA are better prisons. Not so here. The animals had pretty huge possibilities to move and looked fresh. Woth a stop

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Thank Martin B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

If you like giraffes this is a place to visit,they have two giraffes the first one you come to is a bit disappointing as couldn't get close enough to get a good photo. But further round we met Gerry who was delightful putting his head right over for a stoke & trying to grad the bucket of food.There are quite... More 

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