Things To Do in SimondiumLe Bonheur Crocodile Farm
Where? Babylonstoren Road, R45, Simondium, Cape Winelands.
When? Open 7 days a week from 09h00 to 17h00.
Interactive, guided tours every 45 minutes.
How? Call +27 (0)21 863-1142
How much? Price on request
Over one thousand crocodiles, over one hundred skins, over ten baby crocs and only one Albino named Snowy. Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm is a registered breeder and thus the dammed domicile of this Nile reptile.
Tours are dispatched with guides every 30 minutes, crossing ramps on foot above the open croc ponds in the airy farmland region of the Cape Winelands. Deceptively cute baby crocs can be held and touched by volunteering visitors. Summer months sponsor the live feeding of these fresh water carnivores, the largest predator exhibiting an impressive 5 meters in length (that's a lot of croc!).
The on-site Tannery supplies catwalks world wide with the latest in croc leather designs and finishes. The resident retail outlet merchandising designer belts, wallets, handbags and furniture made from all colours of this exotic hide.
The crocs are secured in an enclosed section allowing for leisurely enjoyment of the natural backdrop. Hikes and trails link the natural vegetation and bird watching of neighbouring farms. The waterfront restaurant overlooking a garden serves all day breakfast as well as signature crocodile meat dishes like the croc spring roles.
There is also a safe kiddie’s playground and perfect picnic places.
The well stocked dam holds Bass and Tilapia and the visitor centre offers catch and release fishing during normal business hours - bring your own rod or rent one from the gift shop.