Sunday, 2 April 2017

Inside Butterflies for Africa in Pietermaritzburg

When travelling down to the coast, Butterflies for Africa in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, is one of my favourite stop-overs. It 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), a Butterfly Craft Shop, an Art Gallery, Coffee Bar, African Art & Craft Centre, Butterfly Nursery and a Butterfly Garden planted with a large range of butterfly-food plants.

It is an absolute delight wandering through the butterfly house amongst the tropical plants, with a guide pointing out hidden treasures! There are butterflies everywhere and in all stages of development.
They do not cater for butterfly releases at weddings. This is a controversial issue and Butterflies for Africa are opposed to this practice. If you are wanting a butterfly theme, they suggest you use artificial butterflies instead.

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