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Snuggled against the foot of the Magaliesburg on the eastern shore of the Hartbeespoort Dam, lies this most remarkable private Park, surrounded by massive walls like those of a medieval castle protecting a rare gem.
Within these walls, a world has been created where visitors can experience the essence of what makes Hartbeespoort Dam unique, the presence of animals, water lapping at stone walls and jetties, giant trees, exotic foliage and towering cliffs.
The Park contains a seal pool surrounded by a large arena where visitors are given regular snake, seal and animal handling demonstrations.
These demonstrations take place at weekends and Public Holidays as well as daily during local school holidays. Two demonstrations take place, one at 12h00 and the other at 15h00.
Hartbeespoort Dam Snake & Animal Park is a founder Institutional Member and African Patron of PAAZA . The Park has international affiliations and we work in close co-operation with leading South African and International Scientific Institutions, like universities and hospitals, in matters relating to animal behaviour, propagation and disease.
Visitors can see a great variety of species including lions, tigers, and other big cats, as well as chimpanzees and other primates, hyenas, wild dogs, otters, birds and reptiles. We have one of the finest reptile collections in Southern Africa .
Beginning about 40 years ago, the Park has grown to become an institute determined to make a contribution to the understanding and preservation of our wildlife.