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“watch your fingers” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Crocodile Creek

Crocodile Creek
Ballito, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 6 Attractions in Ballito
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“watch your fingers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A very interesting tour, the guide seemed to know his stuff, shame he did not watch his fingers as 1 was missing-biten off by one of the small residents. The centre was a little bit tired, and was very quiet..in fact we were the only visitors.

Visited January 2013
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“Crocs & Wolves”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed in Umhlanga Rocks and hired a small car to see some of the countryside. Taking the route via Tongaat to Crocodile Creek we saw very few signs for the attraction - one was in Tongaat saying 9km, but we drove straight past the first turning.....and the second! As we retraced our route the signs were easier to spot from the opposite direction. The 'road' to CC was extremely poor in places with very large potholes, so beware, but the signage improved as you got closer. When we arrived we were the only 2 visitors, but another couple of families followed close behind. Due to our extended journey time we missed the allocated feeding time, but the guide fed them again so we could see just how quickly the crocs can move when they want to. Basically if you have seen one croc you've seen them all and it's not very exciting to see so many gathered in rather small compounds with little water! We elected not to stay for the 'tour', although if we had I'm sure we would have learned a lot more about these creatures. The highlight of the visit was meeting the two wolves, amazingly beautiful animals. Overall the place is not easily accessible and anyone with mobility problems would find it very difficult with the steep and narrow pathways around the compounds. In our view the whole place is very 'tired' and the facilities poorly maintained - rather disappointing after all the effort of getting there.

Visited November 2013
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Kettering
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“Learnt a lot and had a good time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We decided to take the children for a visit here as it's something very different to anything in the UK. The roads there were of varying quality, some quite poor. Follow the signs and don't give up the place is worth the effort. There were only a few visitors with us, Shaun our quide really knew his stuff. We spent near 2 hours being shown around the park, we all learnt a great deal along with lots of stories from Shaun. There are other animals apart from crocs, mainly reptiles and the native monkeys. The place isn't high luxury and in places rustic but that adds to it's appeal. We also ate there, lunch was tasty and value of money. There is a small souvenir shop. If you have a couple of spare hours I would recommend this attraction. Our children never lost interest or became bored even though there was lots of information to listen to. Shaun was an excellent guide.

Visited August 2013
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“Must see in Ballito.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Crocodile Creek is a must see if you are close to Ballito. Great information on the tour with the opportunity toget up close with a small Nile crocodile. And Hanibal is a sight, reminding us that dinosaurs still walk with us.

Visited August 2013
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Norwich
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“Great tour guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We visited crocodile creek this morning. The girls were a little concerned when driving the last 5 clicks as the roads were very rustic and looked like we were heading down the wrong roads. But with regular signs for croc creek and the back up of the sat nav they became a little happier. When we arrived we attended one of the tours which was very funny and very informative. It was great to be able to hold a 4 month old alligator

We would totally recommend visiting especially at just 375 rand for five adults.

Visited April 2013
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