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“A lovely afternoon out”

Butterflies for Africa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Plenty to do with the lovely butterfly farm with knowledgeble helpers, a beautifully stocked shop full of butterfles, and an art gallery. Then the coffee shop is always a treat!! Perfect stop for a snack or lunch!!

2  Thank Carol H
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

I must confess to expecting to see far more butterflies before I went there - however, even though there were less than I expected, I was not in the slightest disappointed. My young nephew and niece (11 and 8 respectively) thoroughly enjoyed the time there, especially when a butterfly landed on them. There are also "butterfly feeding stations" (picked flowers and sliced fruit) spread throughout the heated enclosure, so it is always possible (and relatively easy) to both see and photograph butterflies.

It was an interesting and enjoyable morning and well worth the visit in the end.

1  Thank stranger_and_pilgrim
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

The tiny enclosure houses a treasure. The guide is friendly and informative and welcomes questions. Keen eyesight is a bonus. Plentiful water makes for a very peaceful outing.

The shop is packed full of interesting ‘butterfly’ merchandise. The art gallery filled with unusual work. The restaurant is intimate, and on a fine day, one can dine outside.

When I am in less of a hurry, I would like to go back again for another visit.

2  Thank Debbie-AnnBuchanan
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Very beautiful and simple, the butterflies are a plenty and the place is looked after. Little monkies in the back are absolutely precious. Perfect for a morning with the family.

1  Thank SassySista
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

A lovely place to spend some calm and peaceful time. It is humid inside the butterfly house but taking time to stroll or sit and watch the butterflies is worth it. I was lucky enough to have a few land on me while we were here but we weren't quick enough to get photos :( The monkeys were quite entertaining too. We also strolled through the gift shop and gallery which had some lovely items and not just the tacky stuff you usually find in the gift shops of attractions.

Thank A-Bee-C
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