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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
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Children are well catered for and in for a memory making experience

We were met at the gate by the manager / owner and felt at home instantly. The presenter for our group was extremely knowledgeable and he certainly targetted his talk to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were met at the gate by the manager / owner and felt at home instantly. The presenter for our group was extremely knowledgeable and he certainly targetted his talk to the children. There were many kids in the group and some had returned for the second or third time. A great all round experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a rainy day in Plett today. So we decided to go for a drive to the Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Immediately we were greeted with such care and thoughtfulness. Umbrellas. An all weather activity. 160RAN per adult. Great price. We were shown the crocodiles and given lots of information on them. Then we were hands over to our guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Lawnwood while staying in Knysna during our honeymoon. My husband is really found of snakes and such, and he had a memorable morning here! I was staying on a distance with a big zoom on the camera so he could enjoy it again now where are back home! We did the proposed tour with the guide, and wander... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over two weeks in South Africa this has been one of the highlights of our trip. Our guide, Wilmore, was a truly brilliant tour guide - engaging, funny, informative and passionate about reptiles. The tour was meant to last an hour but we were there for almost two as there was so much to see and do. We learnt a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to a good number of snake sanctuaries in the world, as our son loves snakes, and this was without any doubt the best one. Albert, the guide, was absolutely brilliant with the kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From Mom's, Dad's, teenagers and toddlers ...we all loved it . Our guide was informative, interesting and great with all ages. We all ended up with snakes wrapped around our necks ... not sure how but their enthusiasm is clearly infectious

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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 17 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 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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