The Animal Sanctuary @ Butterfly World
The Animal Sanctuary @ Butterfly World is a secure and safe forever home for a variety of over 120 species of small wild animals that have been donated by pet-owners or confiscated by authorities from the illegal/ exotic pet trade.
Our message is clear: Appreciate, don’t keep them as pets!
Our diverse team serves to educate over 100 000 tourists, school groups, pensioners, fellow scientists, and conservationists each year. We endeavour to teach young and old about the amazing and incredible wild animals in our care. Our professional educators have tailored the presentations and content to cultivate learning of Natural Science classes for Grade R through to 7’s, in a fun and informative manner.
Situated in Klapmuts, we are conveniently located 50km out of Cape Town, and mid-way between Paarl and Stellenbosch. Besides the amazing work done with the animals in our care, we employ locals from the area to empower the local community.