About The World Of Birds:
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
(Wild Birds & Small Mammals Preservation, Education & Scientific Research Trust)
“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.”
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. Birds:
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 walks through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature.
Some birds you may see at World of Birds:
When can you visit us:
The World of Birds is open 9h00 – 17h00, every day of the week, 365 days of the year
Feeding Times are:
Penguins – 11:30 & 15:30
Pelicans – 12:30
Cormorants – 13:30
Birds of Prey – 16:15
Where to find us:
We are located along Valley Road in Houtbay
There are signs posted along the Main Road in Hout Bay that will guide you to the park.
Entrance fees are:
Pensioners and Students (with card) R75
The Robin’s Nest offers drinks and snacks as well as light meals.
You are also welcome to bring your own picnic basket and enjoy a picnic at the Flamingo Terrace right next to our Flamingos.
Children’s pushcarts are available for hire at R20 each
Have a rest while the children have fun and play on playground
Most areas and restrooms are accessible to people in wheelchairs. Visitors in wheelchairs are also granted free entry to World of Birds!
World of Birds Map:
Be sure to bring your camera! The up close and personal encounters with the animals allow for some incredible photo opportunities!
Our curio shop sells a wide variety of souvenirs and mementoes of your visit to World of Birds.
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 walks 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, Constantia erg, 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. 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.