The World Of Birds, is situated in Hout Bay in Cape Town, it boasts as being the biggest bird sanctuary in Africa. The wildlife sanctuary comprises of 3000 birds and small animals. We hadn’t visited the park in a few years and decided to go check it out again.
Although we do not approve of caged animals of any kind, a lot of the animals have found their way into the sanctuary through owners who could no longer look after these birds and animals or through confiscation because of abuse. The cost to keep this park going must be exorbitant and they rely heavily on sponsors and donations to keep going.
We decided to go when they would be feeding the pelicans, and we were not disappointed, their feeding and open times follow:
Feeding Times are :
Penguins – 11:30 & 15:30
Pelicans – 12:30
Cormorants – 13:30
Birds of Prey – 16:15
The World of Birds is open 9h00 – 17h00, every day of the week, 365 days of the year.
The variety of birds is quite amazing, from the tiniest little birds to the large birds of prey and seabirds. The sanctuary is very child friendly and is a great educational visit for older children. They also have a place to get snacks and drinks called the Robin’s Nest where you can also purchase a picnic basket to eat at the flamingo terrace.
Even after a couple of hours we hadn’t seen everything, so it needs another visit to check it out further.