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Butterfly World

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Address: Route 44, Klapmuts 7625, South Africa
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+27 21 875 5628
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US$ 57.77*
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Cape Town City Pass including Two Oceans Aquarium and District Six Museum
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Great family visit

We had a very pleasant experience today. The interior is very interesting and appealing. We thoroughly enjoyed walking through so many little critters. Our child especially loved... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alicia M
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Strand, Western Cape, South Africa
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Strand, Western Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very pleasant experience today. The interior is very interesting and appealing. We thoroughly enjoyed walking through so many little critters. Our child especially loved having the butterflies around her, but here I would agree with a previous poster. There are what looks like hundreds of beautiful butterflies pinned up in display cases but very few actual specimens... More 

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Thank Alicia M
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Butterfly World with our 2 year old son. It was easy to find and there was lots of parking. The entrance fee was a bit expensive but at our son could enter for free. Great place to for photographers…my husband spent the full 2 hours of our visit taking photos of the different butterflies. The butterflies only kept... More 

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HelenBriers, Manager at Butterfly World, responded to this review

Thank you for this honest review. Well done for bringing the little one. Even if their attention spans are short, they retain a massive amount of information, but more importantly, they remember how they felt, seeing and experiencing the different creatures and lush gardens. It is never too early to introduce children to the amazing variety of creatures and plants... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our recent trip to Cape Town we decided to spend some time at Butterfly World as this came highly recommended. It was a really interesting experience and what is offered is really unique. We was a little disappointed as the "amount" of butterflies on display is not as big as anticipated. The "But" in my heading comes in with... More 

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Thank Fstate
Cape Town, South Africa
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41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our kids out for a few hours, and we are so impressed with the place. It want just about butterfly's but other animals as well as rescuing animals. It is such an amazing place for any one who loves kids. There is a restaurant on the premises as well. We even sat in the garden under the tree.... More 

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Thank Lee-sahT
Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting Butterfly World for the last 3 years regularly. We got an annual family pass which benefited our family outings alot as the kids always have something new to explore and to investigate at Butterfly World!! As the kids grow up they enjoyed the educational center the most!! All their questions got answered which are a bonus... More 

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Thank Marthe2017
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As with most attractions during the December holidays, it is best to arrive early shortly after opening. We arrived at 10:00am and found it uncomfortably busy. The complex is large and divided into areas featuring lizards, snakes, spiders, birds and butterflies. We only saw a few butterflies, but those that we did are stunning with amazing colors. The spider display... More 

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth visiting. Interesting exhibits and large "aviaries" with butterflies, birds and reptiles. A slow amble through Butterfly World reveals many fascinating gems. The Restaurant has only the bare minimum of goodies.

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a nice outing with the kids. They loved all the new animals not seem as part of everyday. Bit on the expensive site...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Butterfly World today, And had such a great time in the largest tropical garden with their live butterflies, snakes, all kinds of reptiles in South Africa. I felt so welcome when they explained to me about their new changes, from a restaurant to a skeleton enclosure as well as a Picnic area, to a Tea Garden and... More 

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Thank izaned
Cape Town
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having to entertain a two-year old certainly presents a constant challenge. On Sunday our grandson awoke at 05:30 after an overnight "baby-sitting" visit. Our son was playing golf in the morning and we expected him to collect the boy at around lunchtime. What to do with a bright-as-a-button child for the next seven and a half hours was the conundrum... More 

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