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Kinyonga Reptile Center

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Address: R527, Hoedspruit, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 15 795 5203
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

Conservation through education and research, volunteering and internship...

Conservation through education and research, volunteering and internship placements. We have a diverse variety of local and exotic reptiles, amphibians and arachnids on display. Open to the public seven days a week including all public holidays. We do specialised courses including photographic tours, reptile orientation and reptile handling courses. Ask us about helping you with your reptile or arachnid related phobia.

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Fabulous place

These people are really serious about what they are doing and so very knowledgeable. Learnt so much about African reptiles and had a fabulous time. Lovely cafe too.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kevin W

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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These people are really serious about what they are doing and so very knowledgeable. Learnt so much about African reptiles and had a fabulous time. Lovely cafe too.

Thank Kevin W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a lovely outing for the family. We loved the snake interaction with a photo key ring souvenier. Staff were friendly and when asked gave us informative information about the reptiles.

Thank DeWaals
Killarney, Ireland
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an incredible experience at the Reptile center!! There are so many different snakes to see we even got to hold a python! It is more informative and the people there are very kind and helpful. I absolutely loved everything about this place and would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

Thank Lauren O
Kinyonga-Reptile, Owner at Kinyonga Reptile Center, responded to this review

Hi Lauren Thank you so much for the great review, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and we all look forward to seeing you at the Centre again one day :) Regards Donald More 

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123 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our hour tour of the area and saw the most impressive snakes Africa has on offer. People are friendly and explain a lot. We got to interact with a python and it does add flavour. A great stop on a Hoedspruit day.

Thank hansNetherlands
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Donald who is the owner and founder of the reptile park, will have you focused on every word he says. More enthusiasm in one man is hard to find. A variety of courses are available or just a stroll through the park is well worth the visit. The staff are well trained and will make your stay most welcome. Book... More 

Thank Richard v
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We did our snake course. Very educational, scary and all other emotions that one would imagine comes with handling snakes. Personally I enjoyed every minute and have a much better understanding of snakes. Staff were fantastic and always helpful.

Thank Greg and Tamary... L
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Spent a morning seeing various snakes and spiders placed in their natural habitats for us to photograph whilst I was doing volunteer work for African Impact at Dumela Lodge. I was very impressed with this centre, the place itself is a fun and vibrant visit but what made it so special was learning from the staff about all the various... More 

Thank iamsam103
Okemos, Michigan
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is a real cool place with lots of snakes, birds and other animals that are from all over the world. Most were given up by their owners when they grew to big to care for in a private setting. Learned so much and even got to hold a cobra!

Thank fursethkm
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We did the four hour reptile orientation course. Damien, our instructor, was incredibly knowledgable and passionate about the animals. We learned a great deal about snakes, spiders and other crawling creatures in the area. He did demonstrations with very poisonous snakes right in front of us, showing how non-threatening snakes really are if you just leave them alone. I never... More 

Thank Annette F
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We just want to thank Prince our guide for all the information he gave us. He went out of his way to make it a great outing with the family.

Thank 138wouterv

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