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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

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Address: | Just off the N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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+27 82 667 6588
Fee: Yes

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Amazingly simple, interesting. Great place!

I first visited this place 10 years ago, and even then it was a hidden gem. It's not an attraction with rides, restaurants and dancing llamas: this is a simple, well run... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Rugbysw11
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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I first visited this place 10 years ago, and even then it was a hidden gem. It's not an attraction with rides, restaurants and dancing llamas: this is a simple, well run, educational and welcoming place which really values it's visitors . The layout is easy, all on the level, well organised but Informal. You are guided round by well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lot's of snakes to see, and especially great to hold some of the more harmless ones. The guide was humorous and great with kids and seemed to really know his stuff about snakes. I especially enjoyed the Black Mamba cage where they have 3 big black mambas. Highly recommend

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was really surprised at how good this place was. Excellent, friendly informative guide. Lots of African snakes but also snakes from all over the world. The snake pit (the guide actually gets in and handles the snakes) was really cool. You can handle the snakes throughout the tour (apart from the dangerous ones). There are also Meerkats and Crocodiles.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first snake sanctuary i went to. The guy gave nice and clearly explanations of the snakes. Showing the differences between them and so on. At the end we also have the opportunity to touch and hold a big snake. They just make me in love with snakes.

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Gordola, Switzerland
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place and we decide to go with the family (child 7 years) to see what they will offer. There are a lot of snake from the region and we had the opportunity to have a guide that was amazing he was explaining all the things in a wonderfull way, all children were surprise and also the adults,... More 

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Invergordon
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58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited The Crags region above Plettenberg Bay regularly since 2010, we finally took the plunge and visited Lawnwood this last trip. We joined a small party, parents and two delightful daughters from Namibia, and ourselves from Northern Scotland. Our Expert Guide was friendly, charismatic, thoroughly well versed in his subject, and utterly at home conversing with his guests, and... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The snake park is a great family stop. My girls aged 2 and 7 loved the experience. We had a great guide called Albert who was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient with the children. I'm not a snakes fan but it's a place I would visit again.

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North Wales
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were the first customers of the day arriving on a damp rainy morning. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the snakes and as there was only the two of us it was a personal tour lasting approximately 2 hours. I never thought I would ever touch a snake but the guide was so good explaining everything to us about... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction had it all. Knowledgable guides, who enlightened us to the world of snakes, the guide had a genuine passion for snakes and this shone through in his talks and demonstrations. There was a chance to handle various snakes, this my daughter thoroughly enjoyed. Even some of those in the group who had a bit of a snake phobia... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 11 year old daughter is mad about snakes so when we saw this place we had no choice but to visit despite my wife's distaste. An hour long guided tour with lots of snakes was fun and we got to hold a few including a huge albino burmese python. The guide was could have been more informative about the... More 

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