Hartbeespoort Dam Snake And Animal Park

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The Hartbeespoort Dam Snake and Animal Park is nestled at the foot of the Magaliesburg on the eastern shore of the Hartbeespoort Dam, North West. Surrounded by massive walls reminiscent of a medieval castle, this park is a must for all ages.

Within the high walls of the park, visitors can see a variety of animals such as lions, tigers, chimpanzees, hyenas, wild dogs, otters, birds, and the country’s finest collection of reptiles. The Park is world-renowned for its breeding of threatened and endangered species, such as the Cape vulture and the African hunting dog.

The park boasts a seal pool surrounded by a large arena where regular snake, seal, and animal handling demonstrations are held. These demonstrations take place on weekends and public holidays as well as daily during school holidays, at 12h00 and 15h00. School education programmes are also catered for.


  • Beginners snake course
  • Advanced snake course
  • Snake Awareness Lecture – general lecture on snakes, identification, habits, how to avoid snakebites, and what to do if bitten. Includes 6 different snakes.
  • Boat cruises for weekend visitors



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