Nile Crocodile Farm
Prehistoric predator tour.
Nile Crocodile tour
Large adults, then hatchlings at a crocodile farm.
Tours to Crocodile Farm
Ekala Eco Tours offer the Crocodile tour as a half day tour. Collection and drop off – O. R. Tambo airport or then any other point – Johannesburg or Pretoria.
We can additionally add other wildlife options or other local tours to create a full day tour.
Indeed best due to the distance to travel from Johannesburg or Pretoria.
A commercial crocodile farm where informative guided tours as a result provide an opportunity to observe one of the world’s oldest predators at a close range.
The farm houses more than 800 crocodiles, while ranging from the large adults to the hatchlings, which can be held.
An educational program covers items of interest about the crocodiles and their environment.
Feeding then takes place over the weekend at 14:00. Additionally a curio shop on site with wide variety of souvenirs.
A crocodile tour is indeed a wildlife experience that will be remembered for life.
Ekala’s crocodile tours can then be adapted to personal requirements.
Predator Fact Sheet:
Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus Niloticus)
Length: 6.2m head to tail Weight: 225 kg.
Diet: mainly catfish, but prey on any vulnerable species.
Crocodiles can go without food for up to 8 months.
66mm long conical teeth with a bite force of 22kN
Colouring: dark green in colour with bands of darker green on the tail.
Crocodiles can remain submerged for up to 30 minutes if threatened and then up to 2 hours if totally inactive.
Crocodiles lifespan: 45 years in the wild and indeed 80 years in captivity.
Conservation status: Lower risk of extinction.
The primary threat to crocodiles is habitat loss, pollution, hunting and entanglements in fishing nets.
Can reach speeds of 40 Km/h in water. Crocodiles are related to dinosaurs. More closely related to birds than they are to snakes and lizards.
The Nile crocodile is actually responsible for over 300 human deaths yearly in Africa.
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