The Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre

Cnr R304 & R101, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa


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At The Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness centre in Stellenbosch, Western Cape we provide easy access to some of Africa's wonderful wildlife and bird species.

Focusing on African wildlife, Giraffe House aims to provide a place for people to enjoy the outdoors, whilst experiencing and learning about animals and why they are special.

An important member of our team is Gerry, our hand reared giraffe. Did you know that giraffes can reach almost 6 m and therefor the tallest land mammals on earth? Gerry is joined by some other animal friends that have been selected to form part of our wildlife educational programs.

Education is our primary focus, and we cater from preschool and school groups to older groups. The wildlife education is presented in an informative wildlife conservation program suited for the individual group. We are open to general public.

Introducing our Animals
Most of the animals at Giraffe House form part of our wildlife education program. The giraffe, for instance, is the tallest land animal on earth, eland is the biggest antelope, the blue duiker the smallest antelope and ostrich the biggest bird. We are also proudly South African by having our national animal, the springbok and national bird, the blue crane bird forming part of our team.

Our popular daily interactive encounters are held at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00. It gives the visitor the opportunity to meet and hold some interesting creatures.

Please contact us to confirm shows on Monday - Friday as show times may vary according to school visits/large groups (tel.: 021 8844506)

Services and Facilities available:

* 15 Hectares of land situated close to the N1 and Stellenbosch. Only 39 km from the centre of Cape Town.
* Only a refreshment kiosk is available, but no restaurant.
* Bring your own picnic basket - No Alcohol Permitted
* Kiddies' party options available. See our Party Information Form on the home page.
* Our lapa is a 100 square metre thatched roof lapa with drop down sides. This is available for kiddies' parties, functions and talks. Prior bookings are essential.
* The play area consists of 3 jungle gyms and a lawn area.
* Some animal food is available to treat the animals with.
* Some of our animals might interact with you, but we do not encourage any forced interaction with them.


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