I had to make a trip into Town today, so we took advantage of that and hopped over to see what it was all about.
It is set up by Zoo to You in the Craft Market warehouse next to the Aquarium and costs R20 entry pp.
R20 well spent for us as my girls just LOVED it, they could have stayed all day.
At first Niave was, shall we say a "little" hesitant!
After begging to go the whole week, she stood stuck to the floor on the wrong side of the hay bales as if there were tigers inside!!
Eventually I picked her up kicking and screaming (not so easy to do anymore!) and hauled her in because I knew she would be fine once she got inside, and she was, apparently it was the (tiny, ankle height, adorable) piglets that were the problem!! Niave - always a "surprise" at every corner!!!
Anyway, once that hurdle was over and the discovery of the tiniest ginger kitten she was made she was one happy little camper, she sat on 1 spot and cuddled it too her hearts content and the kitten was not complaining, too gorgeous for words!!
Abigail loved all of it! She is so my sisters child!!! (Hi Bev!!), she had baby pot-bellied piggies sleeping on her lap and sheep eating out of her hand and bunnies and ducklings and rats and chicks...you name it, she loves it!
But best of all was little "Ginger's" brother or sister, the fluffiest, cuddliest grey kitten, only too happy to fall asleep in her lap!
These kittens made our kittens look like fat giants!
Here are some of the other cuties, from top left round to bottom left: my little lamb again (if you look closely you can see the cord hanging underneath - and I know from personal experience that you leave it to fall off by itself!!); another kind of lamb (I forget the name but they usually have black heads and only 1 in however many have brown); 1 of the 3 adult ducks (there were also ducklings but they were difficult to hold as apparently they have no sense of height and will just jump like lemmings off of anywhere!); 'Wingspan' the goat is below Duckie - the most gorgeous goat with really long ears - (hence the name!); the other sheep with the black head, 1 of the many bunnies, and the (scary!) pig.
There were also guinea pigs but somehow I didn't get a picture of any!!
If you live in Cape Town or visiting for the school holidays, it's an affordable outing that is worth a stop.