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Tropical Butterfly Centre

Created especially for Butterflies in their unique colours and sizes, Butterflies for Africa is a premier attraction in Pietermaritburg. Bring the family and take a peaceful walk through this beautiful tropical butterfly centre.

Considered among some of the top butterfly Centres from around the globe, Butterflies for Africa boasts a walk-through, wheelchair friendly, butterfly house with a wide array of both indigenous and exotic butterflies. The highlight of your visit is that this lush and spectacular environment brings visitors into close contact with free-flying butterflies and spending time amongst them as they flutter past. The latest addition, a new bridge takes visitors over the stream, which runs through the house, directly into the main flight path of the butterflies. It's a great opportunity to stand next to the cascading waterfall, in the midst of dancing butterflies. Guides are available at all times to assist you at no extra charge.

Apart from learning about these delicate and incredible creatures, inside Butterflies for Africa is also Monkey House as well as Green Iguana and Stick Insect Enclosures. Visitors can also indulge in some tasty treats at the Coffee Shop and stroll through the Art Gallery onsite, exhibits a wide range of styles and mediums covering both established and up and coming artists from South Africa and beyond.

Things to do and see

  • Guided Tours
  • Butterfly House
  • Monkey Enclosure
  • Green Iguana and Stick Insect Enclosures
  • Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Coffee Shop
  • Theme Store
  • Educational Tours
  • Functions Venue


Adults, R47

Pensioners, R40

Children (3 – 16 yrs), R32

Monkey Enclosure, R17 per person

Tours @ 11h30 and 13h30, Maximum 12 people. It is advisable to pre-book for the tour.

Prices are subject to change, please contact the service provider directly to confirm Admission Fees

Please note the Centre is closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day & the Easter Weekend

Find Us

Travelling from the coast, take the Ohrtmann Road turnoff (exit 79) and turn right (going over the highway)

Turn left into Willowton Rd just after the auctioneers

Travelling from inland, take the Church Street offramp (exit 81 after the Midlands Mall). Turn left at the offramp

Turn right at the first set of robots into Willowton Road. Butterflies for Africa will be onyour left after approx. 1 km

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