World of Birds and Monkey Park
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World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa, with more than 3,000 birds of over 400 different species and a variety of other interesting animals. The World of Birds consists of more than a hundred walk-through aviaries which allow visitors to have an up close experience with the birds and animals in their natural environment.
The park has a tropical garden setting and is situated in the picturesque Hout Bay, providing truly phenomenal photographic opportunities. Mammals in the park include baboons, meerkats, monkeys, marmosets, foxes, mongooses, racoons, guinea pigs, and porcupines.
The monkeys are one of the highlights: more than 30 of them are kept in a large walk-through enclosure which allows visitors to interact with them at certain times of day. They are rather naughty so all valuables and possessions should be kept firmly out of their reach!
There are also some reptiles, including terrapins, iguanas, tortoises, and skinks. World of Birds also features a children's play area and a tearoom for the parents to stop and take a break. Children will love exploring the grounds and discovering and learning about all the birds and animals here.
Address: Valley Road, Hout Bay
Opening times: World of Birds: 9am to 5pm daily. Monkey Jungle: 11:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 3:30pm daily.
Admission: R95 (adults); R45 (children).