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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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“guinea pigs” (22 reviews)
“cape town” (9 reviews)
“on display” (6 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Route 44 | Western Cape, Klapmuts 7625, South Africa
+27 21 875 5628
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1 - 10 of 158 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 23 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 23 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
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit Butterfly World for the first time. Not very impressed. Only saw about 4 butterflies the whole time. The other animals were nice to see but the state of cleanliness was way below standards. I left there feeling like I needed to wash...More

1  Thank Deon L
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Right off the highway, this place was a great stop off for kiddies to stretch their legs and run around before heading to a wine farm for lunch. Look out for the yellow python!

Thank LiveWorkTravel
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Wow!! What a lovely trip! Ideal if you love nature and have time to kill, as you can easily spend hours here, with lots of butterflies, birds, hedgehogs etc. to see. Place looks well maintained and animals seem healthy. They accommodate a lot of rescued...More

Thank Rofti
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The nature of this facility has changed a lot over the years, and they clearly state that their focus is now on accommodating rescued and abandoned wildlife, so don't expect a world class butterfly exhibition anymore. However, your kids will have an opportunity to get...More

1  Thank HarveyCapeTown
HelenBriers, Manager at Butterfly World ZOO, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Harvey, Thank you for your thorough report and constructive suggestions. We have indeed developed into a sanctuary for exotic wild animals. In fact we are caring for over 600 animals at the moment of which we did not buy one. They are all donated...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Took our granddaughter. Had such a lovely time. She is very enthusiastic and was so excited to see all the animals. The educational centre was great and it was super that all the could touch the lizards and snakes! Like the way they are busy...More

Thank r0bbie2
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