Animal Viewing - Where to see animals in Cape Town.

My top 10 animal viewing attractions are (Alphabetically):

  1. Boulders Beach
  2. Birding Sites
  3. Butterfly World
  4. Cheetah Outreach
  5. Drakenstein Lion Park
  6. Giraffe House 
  7. Imhoff Farm
  8. Intaka Island
  9. Two Oceans Aquarium
  10. World of Birds

Many of the places are within easy driving distance from the city center and they are extremely popular with kids.

Most of these places are very dependent on visitor funding.
So spoil the kids by visiting these places and support animal care, because this is what it is about!

Where to see animals in Cape Town.

Boulders Beach
Not only will you be able to see African penguins, you'll even be able to swim WITH them.

Penguin on Boulders Beach, Cape Town

Butterfly World
Butterfly World is a tropical garden in a 1000 square meter green house where exotic butterflies can fly freely.

Butterfly World, Cape Town

Cape Point Ostrich Farm
The Cape Point Ostrich Farm is next to the Cape Point Nature Reserve.

Cape Point Ostrich Farm, Cape Town

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Cheetah Outreach
Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah.

Cheetah Outreach, Spier Wine Estate, Cape Town

Drakenstein Lion Park
All the lions brought to the Park are captive bred and / or hand reared and cannot be rehabilitated to the wild.

Drakenstein Lion park, Cape Town

Eagle Encounters
Eagle Encounters is a bird of prey rehabilitation, education, conservation and eco-tourism centre.

Eagle Encounters, Spier Wine Estate, Cape Town

Giraffe House
Focusing on African wildlife, Giraffe House aim to teach you about animals and conservation.

Giraffe House, Cape Town

Imhoff Farm
So much more than animals, so after riding on camels and seeing a snake show, you can buy home-made breads and cheeses.

Camel ride, Imhoff farm, Cape Town

Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm
Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm provides visitors the opportunity to hold a baby croc see the feeding of the bigger crocs.

Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm, Cape town Animals, Cape Town

Animal Viewing page.

Monkey Town
Experience the wonderful world of monkeys with 27 different species to be seen - many on the endangered list.

Monkey Town, Somerset West, Cape Town

Two Oceans Aquarium
See fish in their natural habitat and spend some time at my favourite, the Kelp Forrest.

Shark, Two Oceans aquarium, Cape Town

Tygerberg Zoo
The only zoo in the Western Cape - home to lions, tigers, zebra, cheetah, chimpanzees and marmosets.

Tygerberg Zoo, Cape Town

Vredenheim Lion and Game Park
During the guided tour you'll learn about their hunting methods and life as a pride of lions, see a Lion’s scull, heart and brain and you will also be able to touch and feel a lion's fur.

Vredenheim Lion and Game Park, Cape Town

West Coast Ostrich Ranch
An tour guide will explain the origin and reasons for ostrich farming and interesting facts about the largest bird in the world.

West Coast Ostrich Ranch, Cape Town

World of Birds
The largest bird park in Africa with more than 3000 birds and other smaller animals - see cranes, owls, swans, kites, gulls and many more.

World of Birds, Cape Town

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