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Zoos & Parks

This page contains links to websites about reptiles in South Africa, in the category of "Zoos & Parks", that we have found to date.

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Eastern Cape
Bayworld - Port Elizabeth

Bayworld has reopened a section of the Snake Park. A number of snakes and other reptiles, as well as interesting informational material in a more compact fashion, are on display.

Raptor and Reptile Centre.

Our Raptor and Reptile Centre gives daily live shows and guided tours allow you to come face to face with the venomous African Cape Cobra and numerous other deadly African snakes

Chameleon Village -Reptile Park (new) - Hartebeespoort Dam

Pet Shop and Retile Park A comprehensive pet shop and highly professional reptile park will soon open doors. The Pet Shop tea garden adjoins the kiddies playground and animal farm. Enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine and watch the kids having fun galore in secure surroundings.

Croc City Crocodile Farm - Nietgedacht, Fourways

Croc City Crocodile Farm provides the opportunity to observe one of the world's most spectacular predators at close range. On display we have hatchlings to large adults of over four meters in length. The tea garden offers delicious refreshments and in the curio shop you will find a wide variety of souvenirs, as well as vacuum packed crocodile meat. Informative guided tours are given on request.

Montecasino Bird Gardens

Experience the wonder of the Montecasino Bird Gardens in Fourways - the only facility of its kind in Africa. Here, families and nature-lovers can marvel at the largest and most diverse private collection of African cycads in the world and a collection of over 142 species of birds. The Montecasino Bird Gardens is home to over 1 000 bird, reptiles and small animals all housed within their natural surroundings.

National Zoological Gardens - Pretoria

Welcome to the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status.

Croc World - Durban

not just a crocodile farm, it is a complete wildlife experience offering a range of displays and activities to suit all age groups.

Fitzsimmons Snake Park - Durban

Located on Durban’s Marine Parade (next door to Minitown) Fitzsimons Snake Park is home to about 250 of these fascinating reptiles. Here you will be able to have a close encounter with, among others, the world’s longest snake, the Reticulated Python - which reaches about eleven metres in adulthood; some of the most venomous snakes on the planet (Boomslang, Puff Adder and Black Mamba) and some of the rarest snakes around ( Long Nose Tree Snake, Snorkel Viper and Madagascan Tree Boa.)

Palmiet Nature Reserve

The Reptiles snakes and lizards, are as much a part of the animal life of the Palmiet Nature Reserve as are the mammals and birds. The snakes may have taken on the role of the main predators, effecting a control on small mammals, birds, toads and frogs, where other more usual predators do not occur.

Phezulu Safari Park - Durban

Pure Venom - Reptile Park -KZN(Under Construction)

We offer: • Guided Tours, Group & School Tours in English and Zulu. Shuttle Service Available. • Snake Demonstrations Daily, Highly Educational and Lots of Fun. • Crocodile and Alligator Feeding on Sundays at 12h30. • "Viper" Family Restaurant. • Animal Farm with Goats, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Koi, etc. • Amazing Displays of Reptiles & Snakes in Several Areas. • A Beautiful Setting on one of Izotsha's oldest estates with strngler Figs and grandfather trees dating back to the 1800's. • We also offer Snake Handling and Identification Courses (With Certification). • Snake Removal Service - Terence: 082 492 8256.

Reptile City - Richard Bay

here is a display of various snakes, birds, tortoises, and farm animals to keep children entertained for hours. The Crocodile Feeding takes place every Saturday and Sunday at 14h00 and 11h30 respectively.

Sanyati Reptile Park

Sanyati Reptile Park is open to day visitors from late 2005. Learn about the fascinating world of reptiles (we specialise in the giant & venomous snakes). Several species of indigenous snakes on display include the Black Mamba, Gaboon adder and many more of Africa`s deadliest. Some of the most colourful boas & biggest pythons from all over the world on display.

Limpopo Province
Khamai Reptile Park - Donald Strydom

WildThingZ, Meropa Casino & Entertainment World

Meropa Casino’s Wild World outdoor area, is home to the WildThingZ Bird and Reptile Park; a veritable menagerie of creatures that flutter and soar to those that slither and crawl. With numerous aviaries housing exotic and indigenous birds, as well as an insectarium, a butterfly - and reptile park, not forgetting their daily (Tuesday to Sunday) raptor and snake shows. WildThingZ also boasts it’s own tea-room and Sports Bar as well as the Jungle Kids play area.

Mpumalanga Province
CrocRiver Enviro Park - Nelspruit

We are in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, one of the country's fastest growing tourist destinations. CrocRiver Enviro Park, by far the largest facility of its type in Africa, is less than 15 minutes from Nelspruit Airport and under a half hour drive from the Kruger National Park.
The Reptile Gallery has 88 cages, where indigenous and exotic reptiles from all over the world are displayed.

North West Province
Hartbeespoort Snake and Animal Park, South Africa

The Park features one of the finest reptile collections in Southern Africa. Entertaining seal shows & snake handling demonstrations are performed on Sundays & Public Holidays At 12:00 & 15:00

Western Cape
AnimalZone -Klapmuts

Butterfly World - Klapmuts

Die Vonds Snake Centre - Paarl\Wellington

Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm - Stellenbosch

Western Cape - Garden Route
Cango Wildlife Ranch -Oudtshoorn

We invite you and the whole family to pay us a visit and explore the facts and fiction surrounding crocodiles, view elegant cheetahs and giggle at the antics of our Bengal tiger cubs. For the adventurous we offer face to face encounters with wildlife in our Natural Encounters programe where you can touch a cheetah, enjoy the closeness of a tiger cub, wrap yourself in a python and even dive with Nile crocodiles. Snakes also on display.

Garden Route Game Lodge - Mossel Bay

No stay at the Garden Route Game Lodge is complete without a tour of the Reptile center. A visit to the recently established cheetah-breeding programme where a guided walk will fill you in on all the amazing facts of this endangered species.

Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary - Plettenberg Bay

Experience a 1 hour guided tour consisting of an indigenous snake pit, a boomslang exhibit, a monitor lizard enclosure, a large dome housing South African & exotic snakes, followed by a huge python room, housing giant pythons. Large parking area & equipped for large groups.

Western Cape - Peninsula
Reptile Gardens  

Reptile Gradens - Stodels Bellville

The new reptile display park and pet shop.

Stodels, Eversdal Road, Bellville


Cape Town Snake Park - Ratanga Junction

8 Kms outide Cape Town city centre


Imhoff Snake and Reptile Rehab Park - Kommetjie

40 different Species

Rondevlei Nature Reserve

Whatever your pleasure, Rondevlei is sure to delight you. Spend the day fishing for Carp! Take in a scenic boat ride! Visit the live snakes and porcupine! Marvel at the aquarium! Stand atop our look-out towers complete with telescopes! Or simply relax with family & friends along the shoreline as you tuck into your favourite picnic basket.