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Riverbend Crocodile Farm, Ramsgate, South Coast, Southern Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Popular tourist attraction on the South Coast. Commercial crocodile farm. Landscaped pools and thatched buildings. Established in 1981. Home to more then 200 crocodiles ranging in size from newborn hatchlings to 50-year-old giants of 4.5-m long. Breeding farm for biggest rearing farm in the country, situated in the Natal Midlands, that produces 3000 hatchlings annually. Birds-eye view of the crocodiles in the water, the mating shallows and the sand banks where the eggs are laid.  Birds such as hamerkops, water dikkops, weavers, plovers, herons, yellow-billed kites and fish eagles are attracted to the watery environment.  Crocodile museum. Feeding on Sunday afternoons at 15h00. Major attraction in summer when the crocodiles are hungriest.  Curios, art gallery, restaurant. Restaurant often used for weddings, 21st’s and other family functions.

Did you know?

•    There are 23 species of crocodiles and alligators in the world,
•    Nile crocodiles reach 110 years of age and can weigh more than 850-kg.
•    Crocodiles result in more human deaths in Africa than any other animal,
•    They can submerge for 2-3 hours and can hear and see underwater.
•    Can swim at 15-km per hour and can attain speeds of 18 km per hour on land.
•    Regulate their body temperatures by expelling or absorbing heat from the inside of their mouths.

Open 7 days a week from 09h00 to 17h00, with the exception of Christmas Day and Good Friday. Close at 13h00 on Saturdays out of season.  Last orders at the Crocpot are taken at 16h30.

Port Shepstone is on the N2 south of Durban. Ramsgate is south of Port Shepstone on the R61. On the R102 500m off the N2 at Southbroom. ATRiverbend

Contct:        Box 245 Ramsgate 4285
+27 (39) 316 6204 telephone and fax
e-mail: hkelly@venturenet.co.za



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