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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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Have been here several times and always enjoyable- food and service. The shop is also fun to wander... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Donna M
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Not worth it for the price!

We went to Butterflies for Africa with 3 children under the age of 4. Although they were fascinated... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Raieesa C
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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.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“art gallery” (10 reviews)
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37 Willowton Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
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+27 33 387 1356
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Have been here several times and always enjoyable- food and service. The shop is also fun to wander around in as well.

Thank Donna M
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We went to Butterflies for Africa with 3 children under the age of 4. Although they were fascinated with feeding the fish and seeing some butterflies, it was extremely disappointing as there was no jungle gyms or anything extra for them to play with. Kids...More

Thank Raieesa C
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

My girlfriend and I visited the butterfly house in June during a cold morning. On arrival, we were met by a carpark attendant who was extremely helpful and even walked us to reception. As it was a cold morning and the butterfly house hadn't warmed...More

Thank Daniel G
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

An excellent venue, also for overseas visitors. We subsequently went with smaller groups for breakfast. Their souvernier shop is also good for Pietermaritzburg standards

Thank ernstuken
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Clean facilities, easy parking, lovely garden setting. Excellent gift shop. The kids enjoyed. Monkey feeding at 1:30pm, not to be missed. We are here, too. Food was well priced and fast. We enjoyed it. Take your DSLR or go pro with you as many photo...More

Thank Catherine J
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted by friendly staff. We entered the sanctuary and began looking around. We were approached by an individual working there who gave my husband and I a personal tour of the facilities. It was a bit warm and stuffy in there...More

Thank Natasha E
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Reviewed 11 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
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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
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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

1  Thank Dijen S
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Reviewed 11 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
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Jacqueline H
13 June 2016|
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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.
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