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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

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Such an interesting tour - very informative

Excellent tour. Tour Guide was very friendly and was keen to answer questions from the tourists... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Absolute gem

I think Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary gets overlooked because of the more popular animal sanctuaries... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Sophia G
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| Just off the N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It really is quite a nice looking sanctuary with gorgeous snakes and reptiles. You also get to hold 2 different kinds of snakes. The thing is... the Guide really spoiled the whole trip for us. Sorry but he just tries too hard to be funny....More

Thank lerina222
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is much quieter than its neighbours Birds of Eden or Monkey world, and it's certainly worth a visit. This doesn't seem to be on the bus tour route which is a shame as the information was excellent. Our guide was Albert who was extremely...More

Thank VanninLady
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour. Tour Guide was very friendly and was keen to answer questions from the tourists. Everyone was given an opportunity to handle a non-poisonous snake and take photos with the pythons. Can strongly recommend this venue for families with children.

Thank 558nitad
Reviewed October 13, 2018

I think Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary gets overlooked because of the more popular animal sanctuaries around. However, you should definitely visit as you can learn a lot about snakes and other reptiles while getting really close to them. If you want, you can even touch and...More

2  Thank Sophia G
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in there and enjoyed the experience. The hour guide was very interesting and informative. The staff ate very friendly and nice to talk to. Worth it.

Thank DanC4540
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We did the tour on a rainy day, even the rain could not stop the guides enthusiasm for the kids. He helped make sure they were able to see all the snakes sleeping in strange places and made sure to get them involved in the...More

1  Thank skistar15
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great learning and handling experience of a large variety of snakes. Guide very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

1  Thank kate p
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend! Our guide Albert was so knowledgable and so kind and fun with the children he really made our experience. The sanctuary is clean and safe and all Staff were friendly! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Qapple13
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

We loved our visit to the Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary! We visited in a group of 7 with some snake lovers and some deathly afraid of snakes and by the end of the visit even some of those that were scared were excitedly holding a boa....More

1  Thank Catherine B
Reviewed July 8, 2018

I am 7 years old & I love snakes. you get to see more then...100 SNAKE!!! you see black mamba, green mamba, pythons, boomslang, spitting cobras, puff adders, and more...there are also Nile crocodiles, water monitors. Our tour guide was amazing. He jumped in the...More

1  Thank Kirsten F
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January 9, 2018|
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Response from RubyH1988 | Reviewed this property |
R160 for the tour and entrance to the sanctuary.
Johan L
October 10, 2016|
Response from M R C | Property representative |
Adults R160 , Teenagers R120 & Kids R80