The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World, Klapmuts

#3 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Western Cape
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Nestled in tropical garden, The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World features a large greenhouse filled with colorful, exotic butterflies. Additional areas include a spider room, a meerkat enclosure, and a reptile wing. Pick up a map at the entrance and roam freely around the garden, just like parrots, green iguanas, small antelopes, and monkeys do. Look out for venomous spiders and scorpions, safely locked in a glass terrarium. If you get hungry, grab a snack at the small jungle cafe. Put The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Klapmuts trip itinerary app.
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  • We took my grandson, but we had just as much fun. How awesome to interact with the animals as you walk around within in the cages. The lemur had her baby with her so we were fascinated by this...  more »
  • While I understand that this is an animal sanctuary, and that funds could be low, the area appeared to be quite run down. There was a noticable difference in the upkeep since my last visit about 10...  more »
  • A great selection of birds, rodents, monkey and other animals to be seen. However when we visited Dec 2018 we very few species of butterfly. They also have very interesting snake, spider and skeleton displays. A on-site restaurant can provide refreshments. A small gift store is also available. A perfect stop if you have children.
  • A real home away from can come here to relax to your heart's content and view some wonderful species in as close to a natural environment as possible. The people here do amazing work! Edit: We previously made mention of an unsatisfactory restaurant experience here, which elicited the response below. It seems there is a new restaurant in place, and we had only experienced the previous one. Review amended to exclude food facilities...cannot wait to try the new place out!
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