Walk into a tropical world dotted with hundreds of free-flying butterflies. There’s a special section where kids can watch pupae hatch and, with a bit of patience, literally see how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. But there is much more to see in this exotic animal sanctuary: birds, monkeys, snakes, scorpions and spiders, tortoises, duiker and meerkats – all rescued from the wild or abandoned by pet owners. The interesting skeleton exhibition displays creatures of all sizes, from a hedgehog to a rhino.
Animal encounters, Under R50, Indoors
The zoo is surrounded by lots of wine farms where you can stop for a relaxed lunch or wine tasting.
Kids love feeding the dozens of cute and cuddly guinea pigs.
What makes it even better
Where to find it
Route 44, Klapmuts
021 875 5628
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