Le Bonheur Crocodile farm
Normal Price: R80 | What you get: Single entry
Take a guided tour of Le Bonheur Crocodile farm where you may see over 1000 crocs and get the opportunity to hold a baby croc.
- Baby crocodiles can be held on farm tours
- There are over 1,000 crocs that can be viewed in the ponds
- Crocodiles can be seen in crystal clear water from an aquarium-style viewing panel
- Enjoy picnics on the lawn and wood-fired pizzas made the Italian way in the on-site
Le Bonheur Crocodile farm, home of the captive bred bask of African Nile crocodile, offers daily guided croc pond tours. You can view crocs of various ages and get to touch a juvenile, before getting an up-close view of the fascinating reptiles underwater via a subsurface viewing cabin.
Crocodile cage diving experiences are also available daily, offering an unforgettable close encounter.
Two snake shows (12:00 and 15:00) are held on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays which showcase the farms growing snake collection.
The farm also boasts a number of other activities which can be enjoyed by the whole family:
- Great food including wood fired pizzas
- Picnics on the lawn
- Self-catering waterside braai’s
- Catch and release bass fishing
- Row boat rides
All this makes this a destination well-worth setting aside a few hours for alternatively you can stay over! Guests can decide to stay over in one of four waterside self-catering accommodation units.
Advice for visitors
The crocodile farm is an ideal family destination. The farm offers children, kids parties, a fun ride on the Crocmobile, and informative, interactive tours. For the adults, the farm is the perfect function venue or getaway with adventurous friends.
You could turn it into a weekend of wining, dining and picnics on the lawn, with a daring twist should you opt to stay over, .
If you are a bit nervous about the crocs, try not to let that stop you from holding one of the youngsters on the croc pond tour. In summer, make a point of doing the croc tour around 12:00 or 15:00 to witness the frenzy around feeding time.
Did you know
The farm is a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) registered breeder/tanner of the African Nile crocodile. The gift shop sells quality items sourced from the skins of the Nile croc – one of the world’s most sought after exotic leather sources.
Daily: 9:00 – 17:00
Closed: Christmas Day
Telephone: +27 (0)21 863 1142
Booking is advised for the crocodile cage dive, picnic baskets, self-catering braais and accommodation.
Le Bonheur Crocodile farm, Babylonstoren Road, R45, Simondium, Paarl