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“Take your time”

Butterfly World ZOO
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US$72.14*
and up
Cape Town City Pass including Two Oceans Aquarium and District Six Museum
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Klapmuts
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 13 May 2014

My time in Franshoek was limited, and I wanted to do as much as possible, unfortunately I miscalculated the time needed for butterfly world. First I was starving. The food was excellent - I was at first a bit sceptic by the looks of the menu and kitchen - but it was a huge portion for relative cheap price. So we only had about 1 1/2 hours left for the butterflies. I also did not know it was that big. From butterflies, to reptiles, to talking parrots and fluffy guinea pigs. Sadly we had to leave (they close at 17h00) and we did not even get to the outside where there was also some more animals likes meerkats and such.

Thank Annette S
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Very interesting place to visit with children for a morning outing from Cape Town. Child friendliness of the venue is great.

Thank ShirleyBenney
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We visited Butterfly World for the first time and enjoyed it so much. We had the chance to take wonderful pictures to share with friends and family,

Thank BPrinsloo
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Not a huge location, but your family could spend a lot of time exploring, eating and learning. My children have been visiting since they were toddlers and are now nearly teenagers. We went yesterday and they enjoyed it again. It's nice that the owners have changed the layout a little and have added to the animals/bugs. It's well maintained and still affordable. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an indoor/outdoor venue so that your visit is not weather dependant. It's location is ideal if you are wanting to keep driving after your visit into either Stellenbosch, Paarl or Franschoek for wine-tasting, other animal interactive venues or better lunch/dinner options.

Thank Bernadette A
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

It's a series of wooden aviaries with interlocking gates , some extremely hot , you move from aviary to aviary , with a selection of butterflies all sizes , small mammals , lizards , some snakes , insects etc . In gardens outside the aviary you find a very large selection of tortoise , turtles etc .
It had a home made feeling , mum & pop , family owned etc , it's around 40 mins from central Cape Town on the motorway , look out for the small signs , very easy to miss .

Thank atw1946
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