Things to do in Cape Town, the Helderberg, and the Cape Winelands

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Fluttering about at Butterfly World in Klapmuts (2018-07-28)

Klapmuts’ very own Butterfly World has long since expanded since its early days of just breeding butterflies. Up until recently they had suffixed the word “Zoo” to their title, but that wasn’t really all that accurate, seeing as their expansion… Continue Reading →

Owls, Eagles and Squirrel Monkeys at The World of Birds in Hout Bay (2017-06-24)

Hout Bay’s impressive World of Birds avian-focused animal sanctuary and its exotic garden theme has been a staple of the Cape Town tourist scene for years now. The birds, the greenery, the animals, the sheer size, everything combines to make… Continue Reading →

The Big Cats and Crocodiles of Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn (2017-07-04)

Celebrating over 30 years of conserving and caring for endangered animal species, the Cango Wildlife Ranch (which originally started life out as a crocodile show farm), is one of the now very iconic Oudtshoorn attractions for visiting families – after all,… Continue Reading →

Chimpanzees at Monkey Town in Somerset West (2016-11-06)

Sometimes I don’t particularly feel like driving very far when it comes to my weekend outings with the girls, and so invariably we end up at Monkey Town, situated a ridiculously convenient ten minutes down the road from me. Founded back… Continue Reading →

Cubs at Cheetah Outreach in Paardevlei, Somerset West (2017-04-23)

Twenty years strong now, Cheetah Outreach (now at Paardevlei as opposed to their original Spier stomping grounds) continues their mission to raise awareness around, and campaign for, the survival of the free ranging Southern African cheetah. They do this through a… Continue Reading →

Giraffe House and Wild Clover (2015-08-08)

Taking advantage of the stretch of good weather we had been enjoying for the last big, Saturday saw me abandon Chantelle with her work and the need to sort out the baking/braai room, and head out with the girls to… Continue Reading →

Giraffe House Visit (2015-03-07)

Saturday. Having already fed the ducks in Strand and eaten pancakes at the Root 44 market, Chantelle, the kids and I next jetted off through Stellenbosch and along the R44, until we reached the next destination on our epic weekend… Continue Reading →

Photo Gallery: Jukani Animal Sanctuary (2010-08-07)

The Jukani Animal Sanctuary is a fantastic initiative that can be found just outside of Mossel Bay, its primary concern being the safe-keeping and eduction of the public in respect to big cats. And when I say big cats, I… Continue Reading →

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