Butterflies for Africa offers a wonderland for young and old and it’s not just about butterflies! There are also monkeys to see, an art gallery and coffee shop too. Of course the main attraction is the unique walk-through butterfly house. This tropical paradise is home to some of the world’s most beautiful butterflies which glide around and even land on visitors. Trained guides are available at all times to ensure you get the most out of your visit. Also look out for friendly birds, fish, stick insects and iguanas. The monkey enclosure houses rare Cotton-top Tamarin monkeys. Guided tours allow visitors into the enclosure for direct contact with these adorable balls of fluff – a truly special experience! What’s more, a baby was born in the enclosure at the end of May! The Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery is a must see, showcasing the works of around 40 top artists with new exhibitions every month. Currently on show are the much sought after works by Charmaine Eastment. The butterfly theme store also stocks for a great range of novel gift items. A scrumptious array of cakes and lunches, all freshly prepared, are on offer at the coffee shop. Not to mention the best coffee in Pietermaritzburg! Also on site is an outdoor garden, a maze,audio-visual show and a plant nursery. Butterflies for Africa makes a great outing for kids and adults alike with something to please everyone. Opening times are Tuesday to Friday 09:00-15:30, Saturday 09:30-15:30, Sunday 10:30-15:30 and during KwaZulu-Natal school holidays on Monday 09:30-15:30.