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Valley Road, Hout Bay


Tel + 27 21 790 2730

Daily Opening Hours

Open Daily 09h00–17h00
The Monkey Jungle is only open 11h30–13h00 and 14h00–15h30

Entry Fees

1 entry to both the World of Birds and the Monkey Jungle -
Adults: R85.00
Children: R40.00
Pensioners R55.00*
Students R55.00*

*Only valid with pensioner or student card


Wheelchair friendly
Public Toilets
Baby care (nappy changing facilities)
Cafeteria (The Robin’s Nest)
Curio Shop


  • You can touch monkeys and they can sit on your shoulder – they might even play with your hair!

  • Walk inside the massive birdcages and see them really close.


Get 10% discount on your next City Sightseeing tour elsewhere in the world + All discounts on the back of your bus ticket are valid throughout your stay in Cape Town!


Africa's Largest Bird Sanctuary

The hop-on, hop-off City Sightseeing Bus allows you to explore Cape Town at your own pace. As can be followed on our Cape Town maps, the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour takes you to the World of Birds and the Monkey Jungle. The World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. With Cape Town weather providing a tropical garden setting in Hout Bay, this area is a sanctuary for birds, animals and people alike.

› View Cape Town wildlife with over 3 000 birds and small animals
› Enjoy not only the scenery but the beautiful panoramic views of Cape Town
› Join the 100 000 visitors who annually enjoy the outing to the World of Birds

The World of Birds has over 3 000 birds and small animals of 400 different species uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk-through aviaries. It is here where one can easily allow oneself to relax and absorb the serenity whist walking within the midst of the most intimate closeness with nature.

These aviaries are spaced over 4 ha of land and framed by the back of Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles, Constantiaberg, Chapman’s Peak and Lion’s Head allowing for some beautiful views.

World of Birds Experiences

› See indigenous birds and exotic ones on your Cape Town bird safari
› Observe the birds going about as they would in the wildlife
› Learn what else the World of Birds sanctuary does for these birds and animals

The World of Birds reserve includes birds of South Africa as well as exotic birds, including ostriches, cormorants, pelicans, penguins, parrots, eagles and other various kinds of birds.

Enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the private lives of birds. Get a close-up view of all their activities as they feed, sing, display, socialise, build nests, incubate eggs and feed chicks right before your eyes - an unforgettable experience which changes with the seasons. At World of Birds, the birds and animals behave just as they would in the wild, but without fear

The Sanctuary also serves as hospital, orphanage and breeding centre, caring for injured birds and animals, and breeding threatened species behind-the-scenes.

The Monkey Jungle

› Meet the delightful little Squirrel Monkeys
› Enjoy direct contact with them – and they with you
› Leave knowing that you have experienced one of the most exciting attractions in Cape Town

Take a stroll through the Monkey Jungle and make friends with the inquisitive little Squirrel Monkeys! It is here where you are allowed to interact and come face-to-face with these inquisitive creatures. Squirrel Monkeys are extremely mischievous and might even hop up and sit on your shoulder and play with your hair!

Both the Cape Town weather and the magestic surroundings strive to create a definite paradise for nature lovers and photographers, for young and old and for locals and tourists alike. The World of Birds and the Monkey Jungle is one of Cape Town’s premier tourist attractions, which no visitor should fail to include on their holiday.

Just outside, not too far away, you’ll find the charismatic fishing village of Hout Bay and Fishing Harbour where you’ll find the delightful Mariner’s Wharf which is a huge Cape Town attraction by itself.

› Buy a 1- or 2-Day Ticket and go on the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour, now with a FREE wine tour bus of Groot Constantia, Eagles' Nest and Beau Constantia

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