When you visit World of Birds during your stay in Cape Town, you can be assured that you are supporting a worthy cause as well as having a great time.
This rehabilitation centre is the largest bird park in Africa with over 3 000 birds and a host of small animals to see and enjoy.
Those who are opposed to seeing birds in cages won’t worry for the 400 species housed here. Not when you see their plush accommodation in spacious, landscaped walk-through aviaries scattered throughout the 4ha property. Some of them even roam about freely, unwilling to leave, and there are quite a number of local birds that have made their home here.
Tea in Paradise
This gorgeous tropical setting is located in the Hout Bay Valley with views of many of Cape Town’s best known peaks. A sight you can enjoy from the lovely onsite tea garden, which serves up delicious drinks and eats, or while strolling among the manicured gardens and enclosures.
Alternatively, you can pack a picnic basket and settle down to enjoy a feast while admiring the flamingos.
For the Birds
Not just a pretty space, The World of Birds does a fantastic job of rehabilitating wild birds from all over the country and also runs a breeding program for rare and endangered avians. The focus is firmly on conservation, education and appreciation of wild creatures.
The penguins, pelicans, cormorants and birds of prey are fed daily, allowing visitors to get a close up view of these species when they gather their meals.
Apart from the feeding times, some of the highlights you can enjoy on an outing to the World of Birds include:
- A secret forest filled with butterflies and birds
- Rare white peacocks
- The Monkey Jungle filled with exotic primates
- Imported species like Australian cassowaries and South American greater rheas
- A children’s playground
- Curio shop
World of Birds is a great place for children in Cape Town, where they will learn how to appreciate nature without intruding on it.
The four-legged exhibits include racoons, porcupines, alpacas, tortoises, meerkats, wallabies, bushpig and duikers.
You can visit World of Birds anytime between 9am and 5pm year round for a minimal entry fee for adults and for children. The park is easily reached via Valley Road and is part of the Blue Route offered by the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tours.