Over 2 million visitors have been to Riverbend Crocodile Farm near Southbroom to see and learn more about some of the scariest creatures in nature. But Howard Kelly, owner and member of the IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group, will have you as crazy about crocodiles and snakes as he is by the time you leave.
The farm opens every day (except Christmas), but make a point to visit on Sundays from 14h30 to gain insight and respect for these reptiles during Howard’s fascinating talks and demonstrations.
Crocodile feeding is spectacular in summer when crocs can eat up to 5kg each. In January and February see crocodiles hatching, so popular some people return each year to witness this natural phenomenon.
A “Snake House” was built in 2003 and houses some of South Africa’s most beautiful and deadliest snakes. Get a bird’s eye view and learn how to save your own and others’ lives in the case of a snake bite as some snake myths are dispelled. Critical information for when you go hiking around Africa, but especially in the surrounding Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom…
Don’t leave without having a bite at Riverbend Crocodile Café, you’ll be able to enjoy wholesome farm breakfasts and lazy afternoon teas. But being most famous for a variety of crazy crocodile dishes, you cannot leave without trying some… are you ready for it?
Banana farm tours, also with unexpected surprises, are offered on the farm and a great family outing for an hour. In addition, the facility is home to a wine cellar boasting the best wines in the region with regular wine tasting events.