Butterfly World

Butterfly World, Cape Town

Butterfly World is a tropical garden in a 1000 square meter green house where exotic butterflies can fly freely.

Up to 800 butterfly pupae are imported per week all year round. They come from countries such as Costa Rica, Philippines, Malaysia and China.

The various notice boards placed in the greenhouse, really gives a lot of interesting information regarding butterflies.

Pupae at Butterfly World, Cape Town
Butterfly Display at Butterfly World, Cape Town

The Butterflies are most active on a sunny day. (It is also very humid then - so take something to drink)
On overcast days however, you can see (and photograph) the resting butterflies up close.

Butterfly World, Cape Town
Butterfly at Butterfly World, Cape Town

The outdoor garden hosts a play area, a meerkat enclosure and free range ducks, chickens and goats, waiting to be fed. Seeds and fodder can be bought at the gift shop.

Outside Play Area at Butterfly World, Cape Town

The Martin Filmer Spider Room displays indigenous and exotic spiders and scorpions. There is also an iguana cage showing them off in a tropical environment.

Spider Room at Butterfly World, Cape Town
Iguana at Butterfly World, Cape Town

Yes you can touch this beauty (an iguana).

The gift shop has butterfly related items for sale and the Jungle Leaf Café provides light meals and refreshments

Cafe at Butterfly World, Cape Town

Editorial Comment:

This is one of my favourite places to visit and I've even been there once without taking my children.This somewhere where you can just sit and relax with natural beauty around you.

Dit is nou regtig 'n plek waar ek lekker rustig kan wees. Waar anders sien jy so baie skoenlappers bymekaar? Dit laat my sommer lus raak om 'n skoenlapper versamelaar te raak!
Gaan sit op een van die bankies en kyk net.

Butterfly World, Cape Town

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09:00 - 17:00 daily
Closed Christmas Day


021 875 5628


Take Exit 47 off the N1 (north) and turn right on Route 44.
The entrance is 300m from turning, on your left.

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