a fun and educational outing for the entire family
At Ramsgate Butterfly Valley, we specialize in South African butterflies. Unlike most other butterfly farms which import pupae, we breed most of our own butterflies and are therefore able to present the entire life-cycle of these amazing creatures to the public. For a fun and educational outing for the entire family, come and spend a relaxing few hours with us in our Valley of Butterflies.
In our breeding center we present an informative video on the life-cycle of butterflies. We also expand into interesting facts about these amazing creatures. the video is optional but should not be missed.
For parents with young children, 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 fifteen to twenty minutes after which, the butterfly will hang upside down for an hour or two for its wings to dry. Truly a remarkable sight to see.
In our 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.
The flight dome enables us to provide the right type of plants for each butterfly species.
As you will learn on our life-cycle tour, each different species of butterfly has specific plant requirements for its larval or caterpillar stage. These plants are referred to as host plants and range from common weeds to extremely rare trees.
Entrance fees :
Adults R75.00 (ages 16+)
Children R40.00 (ages 3-15)
What Customers Are Saying
“Excellent value for money. Both informative and Entertaining – even on the miserable days. Kids get to pet rabbits and guinea pigs. Beautiful selection of butterflies, passes valid for several days to account for bad weather. Coffee and eats available. Please support this local treasure!” – James Christopher Eckhardt
“Absolutely amazing. A fascinating diversity of South African butterflies in all stages of the life cycle, all locally bred. The guided tour by the local specialist is a bonus. I am so glad we discovered this little paradise of a place.” – Anton Wilmarans
“Good work being done here. They are contributing to the ecology and protecting endangered butterfly species. The staff are passionate and educational. Highly recommend.” – TJ Joubert
“I AM IN AWE…🦋🦋🦋IT WAS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE. ALL THE PEOPLE THERE ARE SOOOO FRIENDLY AND WILLING TO HELP AT ALL TIMES. THE SET UP IS VERY BOTANICAL IT IS BEAUTIFUL FROM START TOO FINISH. I AM A BUTTERFLY PERSON AND LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING I LEARNT SOME THINGS I NEVER KNEW. THEY EVEN HAVE A INCUBATOR (LABOUR WARD). I WOULD GO BACK THERE ANY DAY. MY MAN EVEN SPOILED ME IN THE GIFT SHOP. A MUST VISIT WHEN YOU THIS SIDE. THANKS DAVE, YOU DID GOOD IN CREATING THIS PLACE. HEAVEN ON EARTH FOR ME… HOPE TOO BE VISITING YOU VERY SOON AGAIN. AND ALSO A HUGE THANK YOU TOO ALL THE AWESOME PEOPLE WORKING FOR YOU. YOU ALL ROCK… 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋” – May Langley