World of Birds


The largest bird park in Africa with over 3000 birds including numerous birds of prey, as well as reptiles and monkeys. Walk-through aviaries offer the chance for close-up encounters with a variety of birds and animals.

Venue: Wildlife Sanctuary, Valley Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town
 9am – 5pm daily
Cost: R 85 adults  |  R55 pensioners & Students (with card)  |  R 40 children  |  U3 free

Tel: 021 790 2730




Feeding Times:
Penguins, 11.30am & 3.30pm
Pelicans 12.30pm
Cormorants 1.30pm
Birds of Prey 4.15pm
Monkey Jungle open 11.30am – 1.30pm & 2pm – 3.30pm


Discussion29 Comments

  1. hello, I went on a trip with the school to the world of birds and it was FABULOUS ! we were asked to write an article about it, if I win this article it will go to The Cape Times, but I would like to know if you guys are still battling to make money so I could inform the people to help raise ?! I would really appreciate a reply please ? thank you

    • Daisy

      Hi Kayla,
      We’re glad to hear you had fun! But please note that although we list the World of Birds as an attraction, we are not connected with it. You’ll need to contact the venue directly. Contact details are listed in the post above.

  2. Oh my 4-year-old daughter would absolutely LOVE to go!!! It’s sad to hear that they might be closing down 🙁 Hopefully they won’t and hopefully we can all raise awareness and help out! Good luck everyone! I’m sure anyone here with kids would like to win and I’m sure every child would be absolutely ecstatic to have a day out at the world of birds! So good luck everyone!!!!! 🙂

  3. I live in Gaborone, Botswana, I visit Cape Town often and didnt know about the World of Birds. I certainly will be making it a point to visit World of Birds on my next trip, November.
    We need to get involved animal lovers, lets support World of Birds…….

  4. I haven’t been to the World of Birds since I was a child, and used to LOVE it – I would LOVE to take my kids but just cannot afford it – and would LOVE this opportunity to relive my childhood with them 🙂

  5. The bird transport van was stranded on the side of the road to the Bird park so the curator offered a taxi driver R1000 to deliver the parrots for him. The driver agrees and loads the parrots in.

    An hour later, the curator gets his van fixed and heads to the bird park. On the road, he sees the taxi driver and the parrots driving in the opposite direction. He catches up and pulls them over.

    The curator yells, “I gave you a R1000 to take the parrots to the Bird Park for me. Why are you still driving them around?”

    “Calm down,” the taxi driver says, “I took the parrots to the park. We had change left over, so now I’m taking them to the movies.”

  6. How sad it will be if its closed down! It’s a wonderful place to take the family. Hout Bay will not be the same without it!! Hope we run the tickets

  7. Have not been in a while. So difficult to run an animal facility with private funding. Would like to take my kids again, as they are old enough to now read the info boards and not run away form me!! Lots of interesting animals, not just birds.

  8. We have just relocated to Cape Town….. we pick a new place each weekend to visit and explore….. what an amazingly beautiful city this is and this would be just a fabulous treat for our friends little ones !

  9. my father used to take us when we were younger, now I take my own children….. It would be very sad if it had to close down, really hoping that it can survive so that one day my kids can take their children….

  10. Hi Daisy,
    Have been following your page for a long time and may you grow from strength to strength in promoting our wonderful “Town” and a worthy cause like the Word of Birds.
    Hek if I don’t win , I will still go with family, just to support.

  11. Hi there, my wishes for you guys is that you will raise enough money to keep open, not only for yourself and all the birds, but for our children aswell


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