Mpumalanga Tourist AttractionsPerry's Bridge Reptile Park
Where? Perrys Bridge Tourist Centre, Corner of the R536 and R40, Hazyview, Mpumalanga.
How? Call +27 (0)84 731-1563
A visit to Perry's Bridge Reptile Park affords one the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of South Africa (and indeed, the world's) most venomous snakes, as well as large constrictors, crocodilians, lizards, tortoises and frogs.
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park is conveniently located just 14kms from the Phabeni gate and Numbi gate entrances to world renowned Kruger National Park and on the panoramic route to the Blyde River Canyon. This is an opportunity not to be missed when you visit the Lowveld.
Species to view include anacondas, reticulated pythons, black mamba, green mamba, rattlesnakes, boomslang, gaboon adder, and cobras, amongst many many others as well as poison dart frogs, iguanas, the ancient leopard tortoises and huge Nile crocodiles. Enclosures are designed to mimic the animals' natural environment, providing a more enjoyable lifestyle for the animals and a providing greater viewing pleasure for our visitors.
Children will love to meeting the potbellied pigs PumPum, Peaches and Pumpkin, their goat friends Daisy and Gandalf, the peacocks Letitia and Lancelot, as well as a variety of ducks and geese. The gardens are a bird haven attracting many local species including spectacular purple crested touracos and resident woodland kingfishers - there is even a resident gymnogene that has been regularly sighted.
Complete your visit with a trip to the curio shop, then enjoy your time relaxing in some of the many restaurants offered at Perrys Bridge, write home from the internet cafe, or enjoy a beverage at the brewery. Shopping opportunities also exist for locally produced quality crafts and curios, an art gallery and a Belgian Patissiere combined with a wine shop. A small playground for the children is also provided.