Perry's Bridge Reptile Park in Hazyview, Mpumalanga
Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park is situated in Hazyview in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
The Reptile Park opened in 2008 and is widely recognized as one of the largest collections of reptiles on display in the country. It is conveniently located for visitors to the Lowveld, only 37 km’s from Graskop, 43 km’s from Sabie and 70 km’s from Nelspruit.
The park has various activities for visitors from educational tours to interaction with certain reptiles. There are over 80 species on display, about 42 enclosures of indigenous and exotic snakes, including venomous snakes and Constrictors, Nile Crocodiles, American Alligator, Spiders, Frogs, Lizards and Tortoises. The most popular snakes are often the phythons, anacondas and constrictors and if you are fearless around these snakes you have the opportunity of having your photo taken with a handsome constrictor. Demonstrations and tours are held twice daily and are approximately 45 minutes each.
The kids will love meeting the potbellied pigs, goats, peacocks, ducks and geese and the gardens also attract a variety of birds, with a resident gymnogene and woodlands kingfisher. This venue is an experience not to be missed when visiting the Lowveld.
Things to do and see
- Venomous Snakes Tour (11h00 & 15h00)
- Understanding Snakes & Constrictors (12h00 & 16h00)
- Bearded Dragon Feeding (12h30)
- Tortoise Feeding (13h00)
- Lizard Talk & Interaction (14h30)
- Crocodile Feeding (Sundays at 14h00)
- Spiders, frogs and ducks
- Kids Playground
- Curio shop
- Aerial Cable Adventure (in complex)
There is a nominal entrance fee of between R60 and R95. Please contact the Park directly for confirmation of pricing and tours.
Rainfall occurs mainly in the mid-summer months, with December and January seeing the highest levels.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 17˚C and 30˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 7˚C and 19˚C.
There are daily flights from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town into the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Mombela (Nelspruit). Car rental companies are available for easy access to the surrounding areas, Hazyview is 60 km away which is just under an hours’ drive. Road trips from Johannesburg via the N12 and N4 will take approximately 5 hours.
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