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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

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Address: | Just off the N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 82 667 6588
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Fee: Yes

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My kids loved it!!

We had such a wonderful visit to Longwood. Albert was an amazing guide. So knowledgable and engaging. We had our three kids(ages 5,6 and 9) with us and they all loved the tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We had such a wonderful visit to Longwood. Albert was an amazing guide. So knowledgable and engaging. We had our three kids(ages 5,6 and 9) with us and they all loved the tour from beginning to end. They got to hold an array of snakes and learn lots of facts about native species. The sanctuary was clean and all of... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Excellent way to spend a couple of hours on a garden route trip. Terrific guides who provide a really informative, relaxed and humorous tour of the sanctuary. We left knowing a whole lot more about the snakes that inhabit South Africa and the western cape in particular. A highlight was getting to hold (our first time) a variety of snakes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Guide was very good. Knowlege of snakes was impressive. He had great sense of humor. Wide variety of snakes. Reall worthwhile experience.

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Thank Andries E
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

My husband and I visited this clean, well run sanctuary. Albert our guide, professional but friendly. Answered all questions and very helpful. We have been meaning to stop here for ages. You don't need to be a snake lover, just learn about animals and their habitats. 10 out 10.

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Llannefydd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I'll come clean from the outset - I'm a reptile enthusiast, have been most of my life (65). Although this place had had good reviews, I wasn't expecting too much. Wrong. A fantastic afternoon. I learned a lot, especially about the venomous species of Africa. All the animals were in tip top condition in spotless, well arranged enclosures. Visitors were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Didn't think I would ever touch a snake in my life, but our guide in the below picture actually managed to convince me to put a boa around my neck!!! Must visit to spot pythons, mambo, cobras and other deadly snakes!! Highly educational and entertaining thanks to awesome guide :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this place-ever more than my children I think. The guides are really chatty and friendly and very informative. A great selection of reptiles from across SA and the world. Lots of opportunities to handle the animals. Lovely environs in a calm wooded area. there was a play area and wild monkeys to amuse... More 

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Hermanus, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We had such a good, fun, and interesting tour. The boys loved it, and we loved it. The guide was amazing with an amazing personality. Can honestly recommend it.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I'm no snake lover..... but after visiting Lawnwood and having an excellent tour from the terrifically committed and enthusiastic Ken I'm not quite as scared as I was. My friend travelling with me was thrilled to handle and hear so much about the variety of snakes and the 3 crocodile at the sanctuary. Overall we rated it very highly and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Was a very nice experience. They explained everything they do for the snakes and I learned a lot about them. I am scared of snakes, but concured my fear thanks to them!

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