The St Lucia Crocodile Centre may be the best place in South Africa to view or study fresh water crocodiles, located in St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal. There are also many other reptiles on display, and the centre provides extensive information about each of these wonderful species. Animal lovers, especially those bent on reptiles, will be thrilled to visit this place.
The St Lucia Crocodile Centre is home to a variety of species from all corners of the globe, including Nile crocodiles, dwarf crocodiles, long snouted alligators, and other reptiles. Along with displaying these animals, the centre also provides extensive information about breeding, distribution, habitat, and evolution.
The centre exhibits dioramas which paint a comprehensive picture of the ecosystem of the nearby Lake St Lucia. The exhibit demonstrates the delicate relationship between animals and their surroundings, and illustrates man's potentially destructive power.
On the humanitarian side of things, the centre often assists in capturing problematic crocodiles from Lake St Lucia and relocating them to safer places away from human interference. This is a place where Crocodiles are respected and protected. A well-stocked curio shop offers an interesting selection of books and souvenirs.