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Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre

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Address: R304 to Stellenbosch and R101 to Paarl, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Some of those game viewing things in SA are better prisons. Not so here. The animals had pretty huge possibilities to move and looked fresh. Woth a stop

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
Martin B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there on a very sunny day...there was no shadow for the animals and it felt like a lager. I understand probably this is the only place where they could live but they should provide more care for the animals

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Lidingo, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most important - they only accept cash! That said, we had very good time. Particularly enjoyed the show at 11 - don't miss it. Fun, informative and a tiny bit scary. :) The kids loved feeding the goats.

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Thank Peter W. S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Giraffes were the only exciting aspect and the feeding platforms were locked so you couldn't get close. Not exciting, definitely not worth the visit or the entry fee.

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1 Thank Bridget H
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very helpful , most the animals have nice enclosure. Little play areas for the kids . Giraffe come very close and feed from your hand . There's a referesment shop , there's a enough to entertain the family for 2-3 hrs , recommend if you are visiting Capetown and you want to spend a morning / afternoon

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Torpoint, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you like giraffes this is the place to go. The centre is small however there is plenty of animals to see. We spent most of our time their with gerry he was eating out of our hands and interacting with us loads we loved him if you have kids they will love it their

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Thank Leanne H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Some of those game viewing things in SA are better prisons. Not so here. The animals had pretty huge possibilities to move and looked fresh. Woth a stop

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Thank Martin B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

If you like giraffes this is a place to visit,they have two giraffes the first one you come to is a bit disappointing as couldn't get close enough to get a good photo. But further round we met Gerry who was delightful putting his head right over for a stoke & trying to grad the bucket of food.There are quite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A great day out for the kids, in a not-so-zoo Zoo. The staff was highly educational and friendly, it was very affordable and holding a large yellow python or hairy tarantula was the highlight of my 7 year old's day. Hats of to Pieter Oosthuizen for the informative trip!

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was a SUPER experience! We were welcomed with a friendly smile and a bit of info about the place. It is very well kept and they have such well looked after and cute animals, which my little one just loved to feed and look at. Would recommend Giraffe house to anyone who would love a day out with the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Took the kids to see the zoo. Great staff. Very friendly and welcoming. Kids get a bucket to feed animals which they loved. The show was amazing! Guy presenting is excellent and really engaging. The zoo could have better signage though. Didn't know what some of the animals on the outer sides were as they had no signs. Also the... More 

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