The Ramsgate Butterfly Valley Mvutshini Valley
(Place of the hippo)

"Butterflies have no boundaries and are free to go anywhere they please - Wherever there may be a host plant - eventually there will be the butterfly - who's host plant it is". Dr. DA Swanepoel 1969

Mvutshini Valley also known as The Butterfly Valley Conservancy

How can you help?

Anywhere in South Africa - where there is any form of land - whether it being farmland - an empty stand nearby to where you live - any place where you go to visit on holiday or otherwise - is a potential property on which butterflies will fly and habitat. - Many butterfly species have been discovered by the novice butterfly collector or photographer.

The best form of help that can be given to assist in our butterfly species protection is through being observant of the species found in your area. Wherever possible to take as many digital photos as you can and have them identified. These photos can be emailed to for identification. The photos and requested information received from you will form part of our large data bank of butterflies in South Africa. Here the Natural History Scientist can do their work. This would assist them greatly and any publication derived from these works will be accredited to those who have supported this huge endeavor.

Should one wish to become personally involved in the conservation of butterflies in a small way see and take special note of the chapter "Bringing Butterflies to your Garden" Under the title of 'Butterfly Host Plants' you will find many pic and butterfly life cycles available.


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From Our Gallery

Welcome to S.A Butterflies

A place for rare butterflies to be and to be protected as they are extremely rare. Only a few have ever been caught - but through our breeding program we have been able to breed over one hundred and have released them back into the wild. Thanks to the dedication of a few who cared for their survival - a very rare butterfly - has been described.