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Riverbend Crocodile Farm

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Address: Old Main Road, Southbroom, Margate 4277, South Africa
Phone Number:
0393166204
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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Has crocodile farm, curio and craft shop, cafe, Art & Wine Gallery,...

Has crocodile farm, curio and craft shop, cafe, Art & Wine Gallery, Banana farm tours

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Pleasant, informative afternoon

Our 4 children (aged 5 to 14) insist on an annual visit to Riverbend while on our south coast holiday. In recent years we make sure to visit during the weekly crocodile feeding... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
FanieFza
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very reasonable entry cost for an interesting day out. Our 6 year old loved seeing the baby crocs, especially when he got to hold one! We visited on a Monday and thoroughly enjoyed. On leaving, one of the members of staff told us that we could return with our tickets on the Wednesday to see the crocodiles feeding. We did... More 

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Thank Louise W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative tour of the place - more than crocs, there are snakes and other reptiles. Knowledgeable farmer Kelly gives a great tour. Waffles and food in the restaurant were very good. Not only that, there is a wine cellar and art gallery too.

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Thank r0bma
crocodile100, Owner at Riverbend Crocodile Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for your complimentary review - hope to see you return some time soon! More 

Wicklow, Ireland
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12 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Have to admit wasn't fully sure what to expect but have to say we were pleasantly surprised. We were given a very informative tour of the farm by the owner. At the end we were given the opportunity to hold a 2 week old baby crocodile (not sure if this is a regular thing) Even went back the next day... More 

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Thank KingMN
Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Our 4 children (aged 5 to 14) insist on an annual visit to Riverbend while on our south coast holiday. In recent years we make sure to visit during the weekly crocodile feeding time. The smaller children also got the opportunity to hold 3 week old little crocs. This year we tried the restaurant for lunch; decent food without wow... More 

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Thank FanieFza
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Very cool to see the crocs. They look happy. If you can ever tell... Place is cared for well. Nice visit.

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Thank Hardly089
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

A lovely afternoon out for the kids. They got to hold new born crocodiles, which definitely made their 2016! Very insightful presentation on hatch-lings, even the 4 year sat still.

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Thank Shaisma
crocodile100, Owner at Riverbend Crocodile Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your experience here, we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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128 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I have been on a number of crocodile farms and had some very interesting experiences. At Riverbend you are received through the entrance of a huge curios shop, but the real challenges and facts of crocodile farming are kept under a tourist sensitive blanket. I can understand this for their business purposes, but prefer to know the real operation of... More 

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Thank JKG416
crocodile100, Owner at Riverbend Crocodile Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I am sorry you were not here for the crocodile feeding and hatching demonstration where I also in great detail present the various aspects of our business including the commercial side which is breeding the crocodiles for the two export items being the belly skins and meat. As the oldest commercial crocodile farm in South Africa... More 

Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Very exciting experience. Not that much to do but parents need to ensure that they watch their kids very carefully because I did find it very low down. The snakes however were very exciting to see and educational.

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Thank shadleyf2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great place to visit with family.Exciting crocodiles and birds.Had a croc burger at the on site restaurant and it was amazing.The crocodile show was worth every rand spent ,excellent information and presentation.

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Thank lincolns558
crocodile100, Owner at Riverbend Crocodile Farm, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. Hope to see you again in the future! Enjoy the rest of your holiday More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great for families and great food. Some really interesting facts and great for a day visit. Children loved being able to hold a small baby crocodile

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