Ramsgate Butterfly Valley is a wonderful butterfly farm located in Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal. The farm specialises in South African butterflies and unlike most other farms who import pupae, they breed their own butterflies. This means that visitors are able to view the entire life-cycle of these amazing creatures. Bring the whole family along for a fun and educational outing in the Valley of Butterflies.
At the breeding centre, visitors can enjoy an informative slide show on the life-cycle of butterflies, and learn interesting facts about these amazing creatures.
Walk through tour
A walk-through tour is available. If you are lucky enough, you may witness a butterfly emerging from its pupa and pumping fluid through its wings to expand them. The process takes about 15 - 20 minutes after which the butterfly will hang upside down for an hour or two for its wings to dry.
In the flight dome, guests are free to walk around at their leisure and enjoy having butterflies fly around them. Butterflies are quick to sense the security that the enclosed area provides for them and are generally far more calm and relaxed than wild butterflies. This allows for excellent photo opportunities so please don't forget your camera.
Curious Creatures Exhibit
- Australian spiny leaf insects
- Bearded Dragons
In the craft shop you will find anything from children's toys to original art pieces. Take your time browsing for that special gift.
Please note that Butterfly Valley does not currently offer credit card facilities.