Butterfly World

When one drives along the R44 from Stellenbosch toward Wellington one passes Butterfly World on the right about 300 metres after the intersection of the R44 with the R101 at Klapmuts. If you are coming directly from Cape Town on the N1 get off at exit 47 and turn right onto the R44.  Butterfly World is the second exit on you left.

From the outside the appearance is not really impressive but don’t let that fool you. Behind that rather ordinary facade is a very interesting establishment that presents one with a lot more than just pretty butterflies.

Butterfly World also doubles as a rescue and rehabilitation centre for birds, several types of reptiles, small mammals, arachnids and a variety of tropical fish.   There is an enormous amount to see at Butterfly World so please don’t rush it.  Take your time go through really slowly and look under every leaf and behind every bush, because there are lots of surprises waiting to be discovered.

Butterfly World also has a very reasonable restaurant and for the younger visitors there is an activity centre as well.

I hope this collection of photographs will entice you to drive out there and pay them a visit.

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