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Address: R22 Old Sodwana Road | Hluhluwe, Hluhluwe Game Reserve 3960, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)35 562 0313
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Zulu Croc offers a hour and a half, hands-on crocodile and snake...

Zulu Croc offers a hour and a half, hands-on crocodile and snake experience, bringing these fascinating creatures up close and personal and allowing you to actually feel and touch some of the world’s most feared reptiles. This awesome interactive encounter will no doubt leave you with many unforgettable images and memories. Visit our “Snake O Zeum” where our guides give daily demonstrations and informative talks on snakes in general. Their infectious enthusiasm is clearly evident and their willingness to share and impart knowledge adds to their popularity.Our Guides professional snake handling skills are put to the test as they boldly interact with and discuss highly venomous species such as puff adders, cobras and boomslangs, much to the amazement and awe of the visitors. Check out in close detail, the snake with the longest fangs in the world, the Gaboon Adder, and see the impressive and defensive hoods of several of the deadly cobra species. Learn about their movements, their venom types and their danger to us, as well as get acquainted with a few of the large colorful and impressive constrictor species. This interaction is further enhanced by the utilization of informative audio and visual technology turning a simple demonstration into a rich, rewarding wildlife experience. Set in safe and tranquil surroundings, the park meanders through cycad lined pathways, leading to a variety of secure, spacious and well maintained crocodile enclosures where the guides are always on hand to answer any questions and offer assistance if needed. Here the Nile crocodile is king and specimens of varying sizes, from hatchling’s to behemoths of close to a ton, can be seen. A Restaurant with succulent meals, bar, curio shop and clean restroom facilities are also available. At the end of an exciting and exhilarating tour of the park, why not relax at Zulu Croc’s very own “Croc-Tale” Restaurant, where you can sit back and reflect on the day’s activities.Our Guides passion for reptiles goes far beyond the mere capturing of snakes and crocodiles. They are people’s persons, nature lovers and conservationists, always willing to assist with problem reptiles posing an immediate danger to surrounding workers or inhabitants. They are always quick to react to the many calls they receives on a daily basis. Our Guides also work hand in hand with local nature conservation authorities especially when it comes to the removal of rogue or man-eating crocodiles. For an unforgettable experience set in a safe and serene environment, visit Zulu Croc where our team eagerly await your arrival.

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Its not your ordinary croc world, its laid out very nicely. There is a small shop and restaurant. You can either just walk through yourself and read the information or you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Hluhluwe, South Africa
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Hluhluwe, South Africa
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Its not your ordinary croc world, its laid out very nicely. There is a small shop and restaurant. You can either just walk through yourself and read the information or you can join a tour. They have a tour twice daily. That tour/show is very informative and exciting, also a bit scary. Overall a nice activity to do with young... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The visit was really boring and the the people doing the ceremonial activities certainly did not have their heart in it. They went through the motions but really no feeling of their having any true feeling of involvement. Appeared just a tourist trap. Not worth the money. Should have had beer making and bread making but never saw it. Big... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stopped off to break our 8hr drive from Kruger to St Lucia. A very informative talk on snakes and crocs

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Spent an hour walking around and looking at the crocs and snakes - just that morning I had walked into a Forest Cobra with my bird guide - and was now able to see one for a longer period up close. Appreciated the glass between them and me this time. Had a fun time. Especially to see how the bigger... More 

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Umdloti, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Visiting Zulu Croc is a must when you're in the Hluhluwe area. Not only was it interesting to see the variety of snakes, crocs and other reptiles, the guide was friendly, pleasant and made it very interesting. We found the experience worth while and very educational. The premises are beautiful, clean and user friendly.

Thank Gerhard656
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

It is welcoming when you enter the gate. All clean and well organized. Good guide Laurence, you are a star. Thank you

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Ballito, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The tour through the whole place was amazing. Getting up close to the crocodiles & having the opportunity to handle the snakes was breathtaking. Learnt alot from the tour. The food at the restaurant was excellent.

Thank SelvanMoodley
Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed in permanent tent number 9, which was an upgraded luxury tent that was built for the crew of an on site movie company. It was fabulous. We had all meals on the reserve, Zulu entertainment, and game drives both morning and evening. Our driver was Jaques (Jack). My husband and I rented a car and drove to the... More 

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Hull, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We went twice arriving at 8am and leaving at 6pm the first day and also driving through the reserve on our way to Durban airport on the last day of our holiday. The first trip was on a cloudy day in November so not too hot and we managed to see more than 10 rhino including two pairs right next... More 

Thank PaulRoute66
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Hluhluwe Game Reserve, the oldest game reserve in South Africa. Only 250 km from Durban. Tarr road all the way. Most of the roads in the reserve rarred and the gravel roads in very good condition and well maintained. The reserve boost with the big five and plenty other animals, birds and trees. Road map easy to read. Hilltop camp... More 

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