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“Reptiles”

Riverbend Crocodile Farm
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Owner description: Has crocodile farm, curio and craft shop, cafe, Art & Wine Gallery, Banana farm tours
Durbanville, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Reptiles”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

A great visit for people into creepy snakes and crocs. There's so many. This place was there when I was a kid.
There is a gift shop and a gallery attached which exhibits local art.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Not just crocodiles!”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

I love everything about this place, not just the crocodiles who, as somebody said, just lie in the sun and don't do much! I've taken all my kids several times at various ages and the live, interactive shows with the hatching baby crocodiles are a highlight. I even love sitting under the big tree watching the weaver birds building their nests over the main crocodile enclosure. The restaurant serves good food and the gift shop and art gallery sell high quality curios and paintings (you don't have to visit the farm to gain access to these). I visit Riverbend on every trip to SA.

Visited October 2012
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Westville, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

They have a big group of crocodiles (some are really huge!) but they do what crocs do best - lying around in the sun! not very fun to watch!
But they have a nice collection of snakes on display.. including a huge black mamba! Some of the snakes even spit at the glass!
They also have an educational video playing on a loop that shows you the life cycle of the reptiles in the park. This is very interesting and a nice time to cool off in the shade.
The restaurant sells croc meat so be sure to try that and browse around their craft and art shops :)

Visited January 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very informative and good for kids”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

The snake park was very well structured with brilliant information contained in depictions against the wall.

The crocodile sections were clearly marked, there is good space and the video that were shown were very informative.

One of the staff came around with a baby crocodile which fascinated adults and kids alike.

The staff at the cafe were very friendly and helpful. This was a great outing!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Anneke L
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Abuja, Nigeria
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Feeding frenzy!”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

We visited the farm on a Sunday and experienced a live talk about snakes and watch the feeding frenzy at 3pm. A great attraction for kids especially.

Visited December 2012
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