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“Croc World and Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crocworld Conservation Centre

Crocworld Conservation Centre
Old south Coast Road, Scottburgh, South Africa
039 976 1103
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Owner description: Crocworld Conservation Centre exists to connect people to nature and encourage people to embrace it as part of their lifestyle. Besides being able to offer a fun and exciting day out for the whole family we believe we also have a role in furthering knowledge of the environment. School tours are warmly welcomed to Crocworld with a full range of lesson plans, talks, and resources available for educators to use. Similarly our indigenous gardens are being developed to encourage people to introduce ecologically appropriate plants into their gardens at home.Enjoy our park and please join us in our efforts to educate and encourage people to experience the best nature has to offer.
Umkomaas
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“Croc World and Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

A nice days outing, lots more has been added to the park, including lovely kiddies play area and farm yard, wild dogs, flamingos, new snake house.
The restaurant Le Rendevoux serves excellent food and is worth a visit, its a shame they only open at night on Thurs, Fri and Sat as the decor is lovely and food very well presented, I do reccomend it.

Visited December 2012
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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“It's a must to visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

It was an experience which will stay by me for a long time. The place were cleared, personnel friendly and the animals were in a good condition. You can see that the play ground for the children were newly developed and in a good condition. Although we were not able to see the feeding of the croc's the rest of the facilities and especially the wild birds were credible. Thanks for the experience, will definitively recommend a visit to croc world to the rest of my friends and family.

Visited July 2012
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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“This place was brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We visited Crocworld when we returned to visit family in South Africa from the UK. We grew up in South Africa but had never been to visit here. We thought it was great. They have birds, snakes and reptiles near the entrance to have a look at before you head out into the park. Meet the toucan with the uneven beak that has been rehomed here. The park (which I am surprised no one has mentioned) is actually stunning - walking paths sweep through trees that are hundreds of years old. The croc enclosures are really nice. There is a flamingo area with wooden platform to walk over the pond and watch the birds up close. This leads to a small animal farm - where a little mongoose loved the attention and getting back scratches from all the visitors. There are views of the ocean through the tree tops. There is a cycad garden which was lovely - this also head out towards a giant tortoise enclosure. Peacocks roam free. There is a walk in aviary where we got to walk past a blue crane standing just a metre away! The restaurant sells amazing thick proper ice cream milkshakes (granted the first ones came out FAR too sweet with too much syrup - but they happily remade them) and toasted sandwiches for children. Plates of chips. I had the calamari dish and it was excellent. The large restaurant windows overlook the sea.

The absolute HIGHLIGHT for us was holding a baby crocodile! The girl giving us the presentation was fully knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. The presentation did get crowded but if you go with a good attitude and patience (this is Africa!) enjoy your turn and take lots of pictures!! Nowhere else would you get to experience this. Seeing the crocs sunning themselves is MORE than it is made out to be. Some are literally touching the fence of their enclosures and you can see your reflection in their eyes. You can see their teeth right up close and personal as well as down their throats. The children absolutely loved it. You got a much more realistic sense of how massive they are standing so close to them. They are within touching distance from you.

The curio shop is expensive - I have yet to visit a curio shop anywhere in the world where it isn't. Appreciate that the funds are used for park maintenance. A brilliant keepsake for the children, of the park - is a bag of plastic crocs of various sizes (Approx 9-10 of them), with some plastic rocks and plastic ground sheet with a pond on it. My 7, 5 and 3 year old STILL play with the set (sometimes in the bath!) and we visited the park in Aug 2011. And it was not that expensive at all. We also managed to find a plastic croc that happened to be the EXACT same size as the croc we got to hold, so we purchased this to bring back to the UK for the children to share with the class at show & tell and 'circle time'

My advice is go! Photograph the biodiversity in the park, from the animal species to the flowers and trees. Get panoramic pictures of the ocean through the trees - it really is beautiful.

Visited August 2011
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Kempton Park, South Africa
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“Sort of OK”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Don't expect a world of reptiles that will enhance your visit. If interrested in prehistoric reptiles, Crocworld is the place to go. There are hundreds of them and different sizes as well. It is not very interresting and certainly did not fire me up.

The restaurant serve crocodile meat dishes as well as other dishes for the faint hearted like grilled beef steaks, etc. I did not like the idea of eating croc meat and I declined, thank you. Just the idea it is a reptile gave my appitite a tumble and I was not hungry any longer! The shop has quite a bit to offer like croc skulls (for those who want to buy such ugly things) with the necessary paperwork for customs purpose but it does not come cheap, be warned. Beside that there are T-shirts and the normal bric and brac to be had but as allways, at hopelessly inflated prices.

Scottburg has a lot more to offer as it has fabuluos beaches and some nice restaurants around the beach area and nmuch more to do than to stare down a croc's throat!

Visited January 2012
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“see some crocs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

not too bad, it's just that seeing crocs is fine and well, but to charge folks to see reptiles sunning themselves seems like a money making exercise. Which it is. Be bored on the day you visit, so that seeing this place is a nice highlight. Not bad. Not fab. It's okay, just a bit of a stretch at entertainment.

Visited October 2011
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