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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.

Donor Messages

Mike and Lisa, Liverpool NY, United States
HAPPY NEW YEAR SNOWY!! 2019 will be a good one!
Charles St.Clair-Bolam
Really hope you get Snowy sorted out
For Snowy
Mike & Lisa
We've been to Butterfly World. We were touched by all you do for the butterflies, birds and animals in your care. You make each and every Rand count!
Wikus Laubscher
One of the most beautiful creatures in our ever decreasing global diversity. Really wish Snowy could be back with his real family.
Thank you for all you do
Margaretha Breytenbach
Thank you for all you do
Alta Enslin
Be safe, Snowy. Thanks for taking care of him!!

Activity feed

31 May 2020 USD $ 605
31 May 2020 R 315
28 May 2020 R 525
18 May 2020 USD $ 23
17 May 2020 R 525