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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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Great Sunday afternoon

Something about sitting down and having butterflies all around, that makes it somehow magical. Got... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adolf V
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Lovely and peaceful

A beautiful place, tasty well prepared food and a lovely place to get away from all the hustle and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pietermaritzburg, 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.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“art gallery” (9 reviews)
“coffee shop” (11 reviews)
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37 Willowton Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
+27 33 387 1356
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 2 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 5 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
Reviewed 27 July 2017

A quiet and charming little butterflies haven near PMB where you can also have a quick meal before your visit. Good service too. Seems better to visit the garden in spring or summer though.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is an informative and beautiful exhibit. An opportunity to see and learn about many beautiful butterflies. Highly recommend seeing it.

Thank Patricia N
Reviewed 11 July 2017

School holidays are quite difficult when you are a working Gran. We took the afternoon off to visit Butterflies for Africa. After an enthralling tour, we had a quick lunch at the little Cafe. It was affordable & interesting with lots of little items on...More

Thank EllenKZN
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Jacqueline H
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.