Butterfly World is the largest free flying park for butterflies in Southern Africa; fast becoming one of the Western Cape’s premier tourist attractions. Situated in the small Boland town of Klapmuts, at the cross roads of the Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Wellington wine routes, the butterfly park is very accessible for many tourists in the region.
Butterfly World opened its doors in November 1996 and is comprised of a beautiful tropical garden housed in a 1000m² green house that provides a home for a large variety of indigenous and exotic free flying butterflies. Importing 500 – 300 butterfly pupae per week throughout the year, Butterfly World is a must see for any age. In addition to butterflies, Butterfly World also boasts a spider exhibit with indigenous and exotic spiders and scorpions, a reptile bay, meerkat enclosure, guinea pigs, iguanas, blue duikers, and marmoset monkeys. Be prepared for a bird to land on your shoulder when you enter the free flying bird aviary!
The butterfly garden is a beautiful setting with trickling water features and stunning exotic plants. Having taken great care to replicate natural surroundings, the garden is an indoor tropical paradise. Visitors can enjoy browsing the gift shop and having a bite to eat at the Jungle Leaf Café. Bookings are not essential, but are advisable if you plan on visiting in a large group. There are no formal guides, but if you should request it a member of staff will happily show your group around.