The first Butterfly House (Butterfly Farm/Butterfly Sanctuary) was built on private land by CBISA in Ramsgate of KZN near Margate in 2002. Having a tea garden, restaurant, craft shop and a butterfly breeding centre, it averaged 20 people per day out of season and 150 people per day in season. This Butterfly Farm became internationally known, drawing many scientists from Russia, South Africa, London and Australia amongst others. It was operated by CBISA as a Butterfly Farm in general from 2002 to 2008. The land owners refused to sell the land to CBISA and CBISA then made the decision to find a new venue to house the planned International Standard KZN Butterfly Sanctuary (KZNBS). Land in Ramsgate was purchased by CBISA in 2016 and plans have been implemented to start building the Sanctuary in 2018. Looking for investors is first on the agenda. If you have an interest, then complete the Information Form below and we will contact you. There have been other enquiries to house a similar project in Hluhluwe near the Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
Kwa-Zulu Natal Butterfly Breeding Centre
These are butterfly domes (Lepidomes) also referred to as Butterfly Breeding Centres in which butterflies are bred to be sold for butterfly weddings and all other functions. The releasing of butterflies in localised areas helps populate butterfly colonies and at the same time providing the owner with a reasonable monthly income. The lepidome is 6m 12m x 6m x 2.4m high at its highest point. The cost of such a lepidome is approximately R 15 000.00. The construction of the lepidome is between 6 to 14 days (depending on weather conditions). Earning between R 15 000.00 to R 35 000.00 per month (depending on the month and availability of butterflies bred). These Lepidomes suite the areas in which there are either farmers or small land holdings.
Kwa-Zulu Natal Butterfly Breeding Station
These are butterfly domes (Lepidomes) also referred to as Butterfly Breeding Stations in which butterflies are bred for educational purposes, such as schools, universities and businesses. These are usually hired out for the duration of the butterfly specie’s life cycle to the interested parties and maintained by the students for the duration of the breeding program. These lepidomes are 2m x 2m x 2m (small) or 3m x 3m x 2m (large). The costs of the Lepidome is between R 1 500.00 to R2 200.00. These are hired out for periods of 4 weeks to 12 weeks (depending of the species being bred) at a cost of R 50.00 per day with a deposit of R 1 500.00 to R 2 000.00 depending on the size of the Lepidome required. This provides an income of R 1 050.00 per month per Lepidome rented out. 10 such lepidomes rented out at the same time would increase your monthly income to R 10 500.00 per month.
Complete the Information Form and we will contact you.