Agatha Crocodile Ranch in Greater Tzaneen Platteland, Limpopo
The Agatha Crocodile Ranch is situated in Tzaneen in the Limpopo Province, South Africa.
In 1978, Blanka Darazs gave her husband two baby crocodiles as a present and today tourists have a complete Crocodile Farm in the area to visit and enjoy.
The Farm is located on a picturesque Avocado Farm and has about 200 adult Nile Crocodiles of which Rufus is the biggest at 4.2 meters long. He is approximately 35 years old and shares his legendary status with Milan, Stompie, John and Linky who are also of the oldest on the farm. Daily tours are offered and are about one and a half hours long and includes a comprehensive talk on the history, behavior, conservation and breeding of the Nile crocodile followed by the feeding show and tour of the enclosures and breeding dam. This Croc Farm also offers a unique experience where visitors can touch baby crocodiles and feed the bigger Crocs!
There are few animals more fascinating to children and adults alike than the prehistoric looking crocodiles and none more scary that the Nile crocodile, making this an exciting family activity in Tzaneen.
The Curio Shop is a little different too as it has an art gallery attached where local Artists can display and sell their work.
Things to do and see
- Daily Tours
- Feed & Touch Experience
- Art Gallery
- Curio Shop
An entrance fee of between R70 and R135 is charged. Prices are subject to change and it is recommended that interested parties contact the Ranch directly to confirm rates.
Tzaneen experiences a more than average rainfall all year round, with the highest occurring between November and February.
Summer months, October to March will experience average temperatures of between 18˚C to 31˚C.
Winter months, May to August, will bring temperatures down to between 8˚C and 24˚C.
There are daily flights from Johannesburg into the Hendrik van Eck Airport in Phalaborwa. Car rental companies are available for easy access to Tzaneen, approximately and hour and 20 minutes away. Road trips from Johannesburg via the N1 and R71 will take approximately four and a half hours.
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