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Butterflies for Africa

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37 Willowton Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
+27 33 387 1356
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Such a delight

Such a sweet peaceful place . I loved walking through the pathways observing nature . The place has... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Karen S
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Flitter Flutter to Butterflies for Africa

  in the last week Butterflies for Africa is a tropical butterfly centre. The complex houses a... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Durban, South Africa
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“art gallery” (11 reviews)
“coffee shop” (12 reviews)
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37 Willowton Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
+27 33 387 1356
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Such a sweet peaceful place . I loved walking through the pathways observing nature . The place has a hormonal fee which you would need to pay prior to entering the enclosure . There is also a small coffee shop ; curio shop and art...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

  in the last week Butterflies for Africa is a tropical butterfly centre. The complex houses a walk-through Butterfly House (be prepared for the humidity), Our Guide was really friendly and surprisingly we learned quite a bit. There's also a Butterfly Themed Store, Art Gallery...More

Thank 1MMC
Reviewed 22 December 2017

You will be amazed by the beauty of the place. just a note go when it is humid as the butterflies are more active during this time. you will not be dissappointed

Thank Dijen S
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Something about sitting down and having butterflies all around, that makes it somehow magical. Got to be on your bucket list if you in Pietermaritzburg. Found it to be somewhat humid but was told then the butterflies are more active. Would have loved to seen...More

Thank Adolf V
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place, tasty well prepared food and a lovely place to get away from all the hustle and bustle.Butterfly trails,art and curios add to the beautiful fauna and flora

Thank nikki590
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Interesting place with knowledgeable guides. Would have passed half the info had the guide not should us. is better to visit in the hotter months when the butterflys are more active

Thank 245ingrid
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Started our trip with a tasty sanwich at their cafe and then enjoyed a relaxed few hours in the butterfly house. Really welcoming staff and peaceful venue.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I'm writing this review a year later, only because my experience was so profound, I could not forget it. Nestled away in an industrial playground is this gem. From the coffee shop to the curio store, the art gallery to the butterfly sanctuary... I was...More

Thank SianTerri
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A very tranquil place to visit.mother nature at her best.co fee shop has lots of delicious snacks at reasonable prices.

Thank naidookersey
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My wife and I visited Butterflies for Africa on 29 July 2017. We were looking forward to it but were thoroughly disappointed. There were few butterflies and the place looked rather rundown and dusty. . The guide spent 5 minutes with us and then we...More

Thank MauritianExplorers
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Jacqueline H
14 June 2016|
Response from Brett C | Property representative |
Hi Jacqueline. Apart from the art gallery which is upstairs, most areas are wheelchair friendly. The guard in the car park will direct visitors to the wheelchair entrance.