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La Vanille Crocodile Park

2km south of the hill town of Riviere des Anguilles, on the road to Britannia, Riviere des Anguilles, Mauritius
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went to La Vanille Crocodile park to do some wildlife photography and was very disappointed. The crocodiles all looked dead from the heat and the fences were high and all the crocs were quite far. The nursery had unclear, dirty windows and I could barely see the baby crocs. The monkeys were not too bad and could be seen... More

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stoke on trent
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

we took a taxi ride from our hotel ,to see crocodiles and what a lot there was ,also a very nice deer that eat out of my hand what a joy .there was also monkey, tortoises , fruit bats, donkeys and a good restaurant set in a good spot .it was cheap to get in about 300 rps that's 6... More

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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

the restaurant was set in an awesome ambiance like sitting in a rain forest. We had crocodile meat cooked in vanilla sauce and it was excellent. The setting was wonderful. There is an old locomotive engine of the past railways of Mauritius, a small zoo which had a lot of tortoise (I think the largest collection in Mauritius), an insect... More

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Nice place to visit with different animals on-site, crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys, tortoises, fruit bats, donkeys and more. The main attraction there is the crocodile, from the nursery to the breeding. It is a safe place to be and it is also fun to walk among the friendly giant tortoises and fed and stroke them. The staff is very friendly and... More

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Penarth, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Extremely hard to find amazing crocodiles. I loved it there . I got to hold a crocodile . Such good safety .the crocodiles are well fed and are cared for .Friendly staff. :) I highly recommend .

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Surrey, England
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Incredibly hard to find! You go off road down a dirt track at the side of a sugar cane field. Crocs have no room or enough water and are just on hard concrete floors. Water very dirty. They looked bored and unhappy. The attendant said they fight a lot. The baby's are in a sterile small area with no earth,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Small place only enough to see for 2 hours. Tortoises are the main attraction very friendly love being stroked and fed. My 6 year old didn't want to leave. Spoke to a few members of staff who were all helpful and friendly.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited the park for a couple of hours on our honeymoon. Really cheap compared to the other zoo's on the island and we thought very good value. The tortoise enclosure was great, with the chance to get up close and personal with the magnificent animals, feed them and pet them. The eldest is about 190 and named Domino, the staff... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a small park with a few monkeys, crocodiles and LOTS of huge tortoises. The tortoises loved being ridden, fed and stroked and seemed to enjoy the attention. The insect and butterfly museum was small but very impressive. There were a few domestic animals and deer and the place was being upgraded. The place is cool with a lovely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is a great place to go for all. Little hard to find but once you get into the general area the are sign posts. A must if you go to mauritus.

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