Sudwala Dinosaur Park
Sudwala Dinosaur Park
3.5
Write a review
About
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

The area
Best nearby
We rank these restaurants and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location.
Attractions
1 within 10 kms
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

3.5
43 reviews
Excellent
8
Very good
14
Average
13
Poor
3
Terrible
5

Linda
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
Such a beautiful and calm set-up. Yes, the dinosaurs are outdated, but they are well maintained although the paintwork on them could maybe be done more realisticly.
For me personally this was an experience...
I was 6 months old with my first visit, my dad held me up to the dinosaurs mouth. For years after I cried when looking at the photo, why would my dad want to feed me to a dinosaur, on the picture it looked so real and as a child I didn't know the difference. It was such a happy moment returning after 44 years and could take a photo with the same dinosaur.
Written 8 August 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DorneVrey
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
We were robbed! In the 10 minutes we were inside our campervan was broken open and everything stolen out. No help or response from the people working there. Be very aware! Such a sad day when tourists dont feel save anymore.
Written 10 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ali G
3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
There is a very big crocodile - so big I have never seen before. Contrary to what other reviewers suggested it is quite happy. I am absolutely positive because it layed two eggs. Animals only do that if they feel happy about their environment!
Written 8 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Breaan
Benoni, South Africa44 contributions
Jan 2022
Went there especially for out kids! Can see it needs some attention, but the kids wont even notice that, they loved it and wanted to go back every day! Stunning view into the valley from the deck . And there is n Geocach to get inside...
Written 31 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gina
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Couples
The dinosaur exhibits were nothing to write home about. The experience was rather boring as nothing about the dinosaurs stood out, they could really use a bit of an upgrade. My main issue was with the live crocs they have. These poor animals are being kept in absolutely abysmal conditions, the ponds are tiny, the enclosures dirty and cluttered, there is no running water for the animals nor do they seem to have any place to go for shelter if needed and the enclosures are far, far too small. If there is not enough space or the maintenance is too much then these animals should not be kept here. These conditions are unacceptable for any living creature. For the sake of these animals I sincerely hope that changes are made to better their lives or that they are rehomed to a place where they will get the attention they deserve.
Written 21 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Hermina Andrade
6 contributions
Apr 2021
This was a terrible experience! The 3 crocodiles are kept in inhumane captivity / enslavement!!. The enclosures are not bigger than my bedroom. I will not recommend anybody to visit this Park! Shame on the Management! Apparently the oldest croc, Greta, has been living in those conditions now since 1991! That means 30 years!!! Plans have apparently been in place for many years now to upgrade but nothing has been done! I have emailed management and I have all the above info on file!
Written 8 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lungi N
Durban, South Africa74 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
This dinosaur park is a bit dated. The dinosaurs are tired looking. The entrance says there are crocodiles there too, but there are only 2 or 3 crocs there. Not very exciting. You can walk the entire park in about 15 mins. The kids loved it though and enjoyed taking pictures and posing with the dinosaurs.
Written 4 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Martie C
pretoria3 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
We had a great time here with our kids (all under 5). And it made for some awesome photos! It worked well to combine it with the cave.
Written 26 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Steven
1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Family
The crocodile enclosure water not running and water smell. This is horrific conditions to keep crocodiles in captivity. Did log my concern.
Written 9 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Minaz K
Johannesburg, South Africa80 contributions
Sep 2020
There were plenty of variety in the dinosaurs and good picture locations. A bit expensive though in my opinion.
Written 21 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 41
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Sudwala Dinosaur Park (Nelspruit) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Sudwala Dinosaur Park