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Butterflies for Africa

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Address: 37 Willowton Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
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+27 33 387 1356
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09:00 - 15:30
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 15:30
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Butterflies for Africa is home to a tropical butterfly centre where...

Butterflies for Africa is home to a tropical butterfly centre where visitors walk amongst butterflies from across the world in a lush tropical environment which also houses fish, birds, monkeys and other critters. Guides ensure that this is fun, educational experience. There's also a coffee shop, art gallery, theme store and outdoor garden. And it's just off the highway making it a perfect stop between Durban and Johannesburg.

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Butterflies up Close

I visited the Venue again with our Local, Maritzburg Camera Club, on Saturday the 25 th February 2017. We arrived early, as the day was going to be very warm, at around 0930 hrs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Venue again with our Local, Maritzburg Camera Club, on Saturday the 25 th February 2017. We arrived early, as the day was going to be very warm, at around 0930 hrs. The butterflies were active already and mobile. The little feeding stations around the large enclosed area were busy and covered with beautifully coloured species sipping from... More 

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Lystrup, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this place several times, and find it fascinating. I was pleased to find 2 very helpful guides there this time. The shop is also worth a visit, so do pop in if you happen to be in the area.

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Thank Fritse Z
San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

See and learn about many butterflies from around the world. They also have some parrots and monkeys. A good gift shop and cafe. A guide will take you around the many large and small cages. Visited September 2011.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Just by chance we popped in. And I am so glad that we did. After a light lunch we got to sit in the peaceful natural surrounds with butterflies. What an incredible experience. We left there feeling at peace and content in our hearts. What a lovely place to de stress.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We went here today and were most impressed. A smallish venue but well worth the money. Entry included a tour which was fascinating and informative including viewing the cute hedgehog and lizard. The butterflies are plentiful, well cared for and really beautiful. The coffee shop and gift shop were excellent too. Well worth a visit!

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Thank Ray S
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a treat for young and old. It is a true sensory delight. The variety of butterflies and other wildlife including terrapins and exotic monkeys was simply amazing. It was also lovely to see the many parents bringing their kids out to experience the wonderful world of butterflies. This is a stunning way of introducing children to the natural... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic family day ! Fun learning a playing with the butterflies and monkeys ! Had a cooling and refreshing drink and delicious lunch at the coffee shop with friendly and helpful service all round !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

excellent venue for a romantic getaway or educational visit for kids. my friend surprised partner to be with a visit to the butterfly farm. of course allot of planning took place to prepare the surprise and we can only thank the venue for their input and service. also the facility was clean and well kept and well worth the visit

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We hired a coach for our 60 wedding guests to travel from Durban to the Drakensberg and stopped at Butterflies for Africa for a pit stop, tea break and some great insight into the wonderful world of butterflies. We left disappointed. The butterfly enclosure is very small and seemed a little sad. The food offered at the cafeteria wasn't all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to be tourists in our own backyard and was definitely happy with our choice! Beautiful, the guide was informative, the café was a lovely place for a bite to eat to finish off the whole experience. Take your friends, take your kids, take your partner and enjoy :)

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