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Butterflies for Africa

#3 of 23 things to do in Pietermaritzburg Features Animals
37 Willowton Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
+27 33 387 1356
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Awesome Experience

Friendly and knowledgeable staff make it an awesome visit. Very nice facilities from the bathroom... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Johannesburg, South Africa

Educational and informative for adults and children alike. Lovely facilities. Easy access. My... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Wartburg, 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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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37 Willowton Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
+27 33 387 1356
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly and knowledgeable staff make it an awesome visit. Very nice facilities from the bathroom to the shop to the cafe and the prices are reasonable too.

Thank laurenbks3
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Educational and informative for adults and children alike. Lovely facilities. Easy access. My children now feed butterflies at home.

Thank S2360WDsandrat
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A very warm and cosy type of place. Different from your average restaurants. Felt as though you are far away from the city. Definitely a place that I'd have breakfast at again.

1  Thank 301rakeshm
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Children get to learn the stages of butterflies. Such a wide variety from different continents. I so wish they could fly free though.

Thank Monde S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Pieter took us around and he was very interesting and knowledgeable about the insects in the enclosure. Great place to take children to. They have birds, fish, guinea pigs, porcupines, lizards, monkeys and of course BUTTERFLYS! There is a wonderful curio shop, and a restaurant....More

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Enclosure is a bit small. To enhance the experience owners should consider introducing a few more insects and animals. For the entrance fee that one pays, a bit more is expected.

Thank Riaz R
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

It's so cool to be surrounded by butterflies and birds. The people in the sanctuary are really helpful, randomly coming up to us to show us the stick insects and telling us about them. It's super warm in the so don't remember a jersey ;)...More

Thank Shannon I
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Fantastic place to take kids under 10 years old on a quiet sunday afternoon. Beautiful curio shop, entertaining monkey showcase for kids.

Thank prehana
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Had a wonderful day with my nieces and enjoyed the experience of butterflies landing on you or very close..children can learn a lot from this..

Thank mchase977
Reviewed 29 March 2017

It's set in what seem to be old industrial buildings - a novel and creative idea. Perhaps we caught the place at a bad time, but there didn't seem to be the variety of butterflies we thought we ought to be seeing. There were certainly...More

Thank 1953Trek
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Jacqueline H
Hi there is the butterfly farm wheelchair friendly
13 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.