Eco-lite Mini-trips are for everyone! Families with small kids, busy business travelers who need a break or eco-tourists who want to see the birds up close to be able to recognize them in the bush!
World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. Over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature. A tropical garden setting in the Hout Bay Valley
is the environment in which the aviaries are spaced over 4 ha of land, framed by the back of Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles, Constantiaberg, Chapman’s Peak and Little Lion’s Head. A paradise for nature lovers and photographers, the World of Birds is one of Cape Town’s premier tourist attractions which no visitor should miss.
HOW DO YOU GET THERE?
The Hout Bay Fishing Village and Fishing Harbour just 10 km outside Cape Town can be reached either along the scenic routes of the Coastal Drive via Camps Bay and Llandudno or via Kirstenbosch and Constantia, or on the way to and from Cape Point Nature Reserve via the spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
Entrance fees are:
Pensioners and Students (with card) R55
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU SPEND THERE AND WHAT SHOULD YOU SEE?
We spent a couple hours there leisurely wandering through the aviaries. It looks like it has grown since we were there in 2009 so maybe allow 3 hours.
VALUE TO CONSERVATION
World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary is an independent institution.
Preservation, breeding, education and research projects undertaken by World of Birds can be supported through
The Wild Bird Trust (Reg. No. T834/91)
(Wild Birds & Small Mammals Preservation, Education & Scientific Research Trust)
WHERE TO STAY NEARBY ON POINTS
Numerous options are in Cape Town.
Here is a day we spent exploring this wonderful bird park where we got a close glimpse of many African species we normally wouldn’t get to see up close. Originally published on Feathered and Free which is now being merged to MTTW.