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Butterfly World ZOO

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Route 44 | Western Cape, Klapmuts 7625, South Africa
+27 21 875 5628
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Butterfly World ZOO hosts exotic, free flying butterflies. We are also a sanctuary for over 600 exotic animals, such as antelope, iguanas, monkeys, snakes, spiders and much more. Many of our animals roam freely in the gardens. We also offer a skeleton park, tea garden, craft-centre and edu-centre.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“guinea pigs” (22 reviews)
“cape town” (9 reviews)
“on display” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Route 44 | Western Cape, Klapmuts 7625, South Africa
+27 21 875 5628
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The butterfly exhibit was the best I've seen while the other exhibits were on par but what made then exceptional was that most of the reptiles there were rescued and brought to this sanctuary. The mammal enclosures were average and unfortunately nothing new. For anyone...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really I only saw one butterfly. Only high up! None flying around.... unless its the season? R80 is steep if no butterflies. We enjoyed seeing the other animals, however. Staff were really not friendly at all. I wont be back for long time!!

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience and great for Kids and adults alike . Will recommend this activity . Amazing experience

Thank jbotha2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the 30km drive, we had expected a bit more. We weren't completely let down, but it could have been better. More butterflies for a start. There was lots to see, but we were a family, not part of a school tour, which made it...More

Thank Brent B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Butterfly world with almost no butterflies. Monkey's cooped up in a small cage. Tortoise being hit and stand on by kids. Most depressing of all was the arctic fox which looked panicked, terrified and hot. The poor thing still had his winter coat in hot...More

Thank JanGeorgie
Reviewed 30 August 2017

There were hardly any butterflies when we visited. The kids spent about one hour watching the rest of the zoo which is small but okay.

Thank Roy W
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a good place for the kids and even adults to get away to,come and experience this beautiful work of all kinds of animals,birds and reptiles. The kids are also close to the birds and some of the lizards.Nice for the...More

Thank Naz R
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

A definite must see for all. What a beautiful experience for both kids and adults. A happy place to spend your day.

Thank Nicky B
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

So impressed! We saw butterflies hatching, a host of reptiles and birds. We stepped out of the Cape Town winter cold and into a tropical paradise. We met 2 beautiful birds that responded to our requests for hugs and kisses. We enjoyed our time so...More

Thank Cris1J
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We expected to see butterflies at Butterfly World. We saw four, and it was probably the same butterfly doing the rounds. Not worth R80 per ticket.

Thank Jonathan G
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