Pietermaritzburg - Float like a Butterfly

Pietermaritzburg - Float like a Butterfly
In the midst of the industrial area of Pietermaritzburg is an enchanted garden and green lung that will linger on in your memory long after you've savoured the colour, peace and harmony of the Butterflies for Africa Complex.

Butterflies for Africa has been developed to combine the best elements of top butterfly houses from around the world with some unique features of its own. The complex currently houses a walk-through

Butterfly House (housing both exotic and indigenous butterflies), Butterfly Craft Shop, The Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery, The Painted Lady Coffee Bar, African Art & Craft Centre, Butterfly Nursery and a Butterfly Garden planted with a large range of butterfly food plants.

Spend some time seeing how you can add colour and gracefulness to your garden by studying how to match the right plants with butterflies in

your area and then you can buy the plants you want, right there and then.

There's a lovely coffee shop that serves light meals as well as a vibrant and often changing art gallery.
Butterflies for Africa can also host small conferences for up to 75 people

Butterflies for Africa are open

Tues-Fri: 09h00-16h30
Sat: 09h30-15h30
Sun: 10h30-15h30
Mon: Closed (Except on Public holidays)

Admission Fees are really reasonable with Adults paying R30, Children (2-16 yrs) R19 and Pensioners


Butterflies for Africa are at 37 Willowton Road, just off the N3 in Pietermaritzburg. Those arriving from the coast take the Ohrtmann Road turnoff (exit 79) and turn right (going over the highway) then turn left into Willowton Rd just after the Innoxa factory.

From Hilton take the Chota Motala Interchange (Greytown) Exit. Turn Left and then right into Willowton. Watch out for road works from April 2010 until July 2012 as this particular interchange is in the process of being reconstructed.

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