World of Birds

Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park

Largest bird park in Africa

National Lockdown

Important notice

Due to the National Lockdown as declared by the president, World of Birds closed its doors to the public as of the 24 March 2020. This is the first time in 47 years that the park has closed.

A core team have been put together and will continue to provide for the birds and animal. The park will still offer our services to the public and accept any bird or animal in need. We thank our members and friends for their continued support.

We will keep the public updated as to our reopening.

For any support please visit our fundraising campaign
www.backabuddy.co.za

Or apply for a membership here
www.worldofbirds.co.za/support/#membership

Or apply for a membership.

Thank you very much for your help!
welcome to the World of Birds

Experience 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.

100 000 visitors annually enjoy the outing to the World of Birds.

what you can expect

Come and have a HOOT of a time

Birds

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.

Monkey Jungle

We have thirty-eight of these attractive, agile and highly inquisitive New World monkeys. They are extremely mischievous and quick (so make sure all your belongings are safely packed away in a bag!).

Mammals & Reptiles

There are many different species of tortoises, blue-tongued skinks and other mammals living at the World of Birds.
Sanctuary

Hospital & Breeding

The Sanctuary also serves as hospital, orphanage and breeding centre, caring for injured birds and animals, and breeding of many bird and animal species behind-the-scenes. Some threatened species successfully bred include our national bird the Blue Crane, the Bald Ibis, the NeNe or Hawaiian Goose, and several rare South American Marmosets and Tamarins.

Over the last 35 years, we have cared for over 40,000 birds and animals with no support whatsoever from any official or corporate structure. Please consider making a donation to help us continue this work.

About us

Our Mission

By bringing wildlife to the City and bringing people and animals intimately closer together, respect for and understanding of nature is fostered and appreciation for God’s beautiful creation in its diversity is shared.

Our Goals

To support conservation on a global scale by propagating rare birds and mammals in a protective environment and in as natural a state as possible.

To bring wildlife to the people by establishing breeding centres and sanctuaries to show that wildlife and urban development can be compatible.

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Contact
World of Birds

  • World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Valley Road
  • 7806 Hout Bay
  • +27 21 790 2730
  • Closed at the moment due to lockdown.
  • Mon to Sun : 9:00 - 17:00
  • 365 days of the year