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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 Central, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The stars of the show here are the Giant tortoises! What an amazing experience to walk amongst these reptilian giants. With the oldest being about 95, it is touching history. Our children loved feeding the tortoises their favourite snack. It was also interesting to see the size of the younger tortoises, as they are grouped by age. The tortoise museum... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Must see excursion for all ages. Being around the giant tortoise was the highlight. We missed the crocodile feeding which happens on wednesday and saturday at 11am. Restaurant serves crocodile burgers which we gave a miss. Lots more other animals to see there too.

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Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
35 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Overall was a great experience not only for my daughter but also for the adults. We loved the opportunity to feed and pet the giant tortoises. Amazing. The rest of the exhibitions were also great and very well presented, like the insectarium and the views underwater in the tanks.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great day out for the family, up close and very personal with the Tortoises with a nice history/museum detailing their demise and resurgence on the islands. Nice to see an extensive breeding program and so many roaming in a huge paddock. Kids loved feeding them but we were not sure about so many kids riding on their backs. Croc feeding... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We drove for almost 90 minutes from Trou aux biches to the crocodile park which is situated down south. It has a crocodile nursery, giant tortoises with nursery for them as well and different species of reptiles. Also, there is an insectarium with all types of insects from beetles to butterflies and worms!!! The restaurant in the park offers a... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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7 reviews 7 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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