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Kinyonga Reptile Center

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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...more
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R527 | Blyderus, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
+27 15 795 5203
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing visit. We did the"interactive experience" which cost a fair bit as we had to pay for 6 adults as this is the minimum group size for this particular tour. We had a great your of all the animals and got to handle the bearded...More

1  Thank Chris H
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 May 2015

We were just two people, so we couldn't book at tour given the minimum. Thus, we wandered the place ourselves. Our main interest was the South African snakes, but they were hard to find. We couldn't find any real organization. They had California King snakes...More

1  Thank duncanblizzard
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Always exciting & interesting for visitors to visit, learn and appreciate the different snakes and reptiles in our close environment .

Thank Cristel B
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Then place is nice and clean.the reptiles are put and containers that are well kept and locked making it safer for guests.there are alot of different snakes to Dr and learn ABOUT. It's very informative.there are different reptiles including tortoise and crocodiles.there is a small...More

Thank Kedibone M
Reviewed 24 July 2018

They are doing a good job but there is not that much to do, they could look at a bigger variety. What you see does not justify the price you pay unless you are mad about snakes! The restaurant could look at bettering there menu.

Thank 1naomi01
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing visit. We did the"interactive experience" which cost a fair bit as we had to pay for 6 adults as this is the minimum group size for this particular tour. We had a great your of all the animals and got to handle the bearded...More

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Guide Prince gave us a lecture on snakes, spiders and scorpions, acoustics not great but with the slide show I got the gist. He then allowed my group to hold a snake and take some photos before offering a physical lecture where we got a...More

Thank Clair M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is a great place to visit to see and learn about reptiles. I was fortunate enough to meet the owner Donald who was so informative and passionate about protecting and caring for these animals. I learned so much about conversation and I learnt a...More

Thank michelleconaty
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I recently moved to around the Hoedspruit area but do not have a car. Eventually I am hoping to be able to rent a vehicle but in the meantime, I wanted to check out a place where I could take public transportation. Kinyonga Reptile Centre...More

Thank Ranjan S
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We were thoroughly entertained by our host. We learned a lot, and had the oppertuneties to view some reptiles close up.

Thank AlbertR1636
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Lots of different reptiles to see local and exotic reptiles. Great to see the conservation work for these species

Thank Sharport67
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This is our 3rd visir to the Reptile center. And it's clear that the center needs to be updated a bit with reptiles and new spiecies. Snakes looks in fone shape, but information of each snake should be updates. The great spider collection has disapeared...More

Thank lfrasmus
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