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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

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Absolute gem

I think Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary gets overlooked because of the more popular animal sanctuaries... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sophia G
Wonderful Experience

Stopped in there and enjoyed the experience. The hour guide was very interesting and informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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| Just off the N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I think Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary gets overlooked because of the more popular animal sanctuaries around. However, you should definitely visit as you can learn a lot about snakes and other reptiles while getting really close to them. If you want, you can even touch and...More

1  Thank Sophia G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in there and enjoyed the experience. The hour guide was very interesting and informative. The staff ate very friendly and nice to talk to. Worth it.

Thank DanC4540
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the tour on a rainy day, even the rain could not stop the guides enthusiasm for the kids. He helped make sure they were able to see all the snakes sleeping in strange places and made sure to get them involved in the...More

1  Thank skistar15
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great learning and handling experience of a large variety of snakes. Guide very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Thank kate p
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend! Our guide Albert was so knowledgable and so kind and fun with the children he really made our experience. The sanctuary is clean and safe and all Staff were friendly! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Qapple13
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We loved our visit to the Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary! We visited in a group of 7 with some snake lovers and some deathly afraid of snakes and by the end of the visit even some of those that were scared were excitedly holding a boa....More

1  Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 8 July 2018

I am 7 years old & I love snakes. you get to see more then...100 SNAKE!!! you see black mamba, green mamba, pythons, boomslang, spitting cobras, puff adders, and more...there are also Nile crocodiles, water monitors. Our tour guide was amazing. He jumped in the...More

1  Thank Kirsten F
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Wow, it was amazing to see and feel the snake with my hand for the first time ever... scarry but interesting. Will come back definitely!!!

1  Thank PaulN3698
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Awesome tour guides who go the extra mile to educate visitors with a nice twist of humor. Help you to overcome the fears and misconception about snakes and reptiles. Very educational for kids and adults alike

1  Thank just4fozi
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Great experience. Learning about snakes native to south Africa . Knowledgeable staff we're great . Must do in south Africa.

1  Thank AnthonyK2336
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9 January 2018|
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Response from RubyH1988 | Reviewed this property |
R160 for the tour and entrance to the sanctuary.
Johan L
10 October 2016|
Response from M R C | Property representative |
Adults R160 , Teenagers R120 & Kids R80