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“A MEMORABLE AND INFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre

Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre
Main Road, Addo Elephant National Park 6078 , South Africa
+27 (0) 82 332 3499
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A MEMORABLE AND INFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This place is a must to visit when in the Addo area. What I thought would be a reptile and raptor centre was actually a home to numerous animals..... all rescued and loved by Angie... who is like a female Doctor Do-little She actually talks to her animals and they talk back!..... Black-backed jackals, caracals, vervet monkeys, meerkats, mongoose, porcupine.. Angie tells you all about their behaviour, their natural habitat, how they are threatened, and then how she and her husband rescued them. They all love her and literally perk up when they see her coming up to their cages. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable and learned a lot of new facts about these animals. Being a national tour guide, I have been fortunate enough to visit many animal rescue centres and projects throughout South Africa, but found this place to be streets ahead of them all. My German tourists who accompanied me were also quite flabbergasted by the extent of her knowledge. We spent 3 hours there! Please go and visit this place. It is worth so much more than the R60 entrance fee and is a cause worth supporting.

Visited October 2012
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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Angie needs support!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had an outstanding tour by Angie of her facilities for all animals who need tender loving care.
We paid R50 per person for a tour she can easily charge R100 per person. We were both blown apart by her sincerity and belief in all things animal. Angie is truly an angel sent to earth to look after animals.

Visited October 2012
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Port Elizabeth
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fascinating Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Incredible reptile experince and tour ,very informative and educational Would recommend this if in the area

Visited June 2012
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Cape Town
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Well worth the drive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We spent an entire day in the park and it was absolutely fantastic. If however we'd known there were designated areas to even park and braai we'd have brought our supplies! We did not stay at the park but drove in from Port Elizabeth. We ended off the evening with a meal at the restaurant and that was just as good! What a great visit!

Visited December 2011
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Go there !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

This was a brilliant place.
They have lots of different snakes and birds of prey here. We got to hold many of the snakes and lizzards, and to play around with them.
What makes this place great is the woman who is guiding people there. She has a very strong base of knowledge about these animals, and it is easy to see that she loves snakes and lizzard. She is very enthusiastic and does a great job for the animals there.
We got to meet the owls as well, which was a lot of fun. they also have crocodiles and some land mammals there. It is really worth a visit if you are in the area.

Visited March 2012
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