Crocworld announces jam-packed holiday programme for summer

Scottburgh’s famed Crocworld Conservation Centre is looking forward to welcoming visitors this holiday season with a comprehensive programme line-up, running from 15 December 2020 to 27 January 2021, alongside the launch of several new features.

“We’re very excited to welcome visitors for another spectacular Crocworld Conservation Centre holiday programme that includes some of the regular favourites, as well as a number of exciting new additions,” said Crocworld Conservation Centre Acting Manager, James Wittstock. “All relevant Covid-19 health and safety protocols are being followed to ensure visitor safety. The beautiful natural setting also means that the majority of activities take place outdoors, making it the perfect family outing.”

December / January 2020 Crocworld Programme

There will be daily animal interactions for visitors to enjoy, including:

  • 10am: Reptile interaction with either a snake or a lizard
  • 11am: Crocodile feeding
  • 11.30am: Crocodile handling
  • 2pm: Vulture feedings (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays)
  • 2pm: Maribou stork feedings (Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • 3pm: Crocodile feeding
  • 3.30 pm: Crocodile handling

New features to enjoy at Crocworld

Visitors flocking to the centre will get the chance to encounter the latest residents – Booted Eagles, Eurasian Eagle Owls, Harris Hawk and Jackal Buzzards – in the new Raptor Wing. This extends the centre’s existing aviary, which was recently upgraded, housing numerous local and exotic bird species.

Another new resident at the centre is ‘Laggie’, a beautiful, female, white-throated monitor lizard, who’s looking forward to meeting new visitors.

The popular Whale Watching Walkway has been revamped, giving visitors the chance to spot some of these migrating mammals as well as the ever-playful dolphins.

Crocworld has recently opened its exciting Crocodile Feeding Platform where staff will be able to perform fantastic feeding demonstrations to the crowd.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to wish Henry the Nile crocodile a happy 120th birthday on the Wednesday, 16 December public holiday. Believed to be the oldest-known Nile crocodile in captivity, Henry will enjoy a special birthday cake and extra hunk of meat to celebrate the day.

Crocworld is collaborating with Crystal Divers, which gives visitors the chance to get details and make bookings for any of the Crystal Dive activities on offer. These include boat rides, snorkelling with sharks, rockpool snorkelling, scuba diving and PADI courses.

Fish Eagle Café, located at Crocworld Conservation Centre, has recently launched its delectable Gourmet Burger Menu, in addition to its existing mouth-watering meal options. Hungry patrons can enjoy one of seven exquisite burger choices while taking in the sea view from the newly-built wraparound deck. Made with only the freshest ingredients, the burger options include:

1.  Biltong, Sweet Chilli and Blue Cheese Burger

2.  Salami and Mozzarella with Blue Cheese and Jalapeno Burger

3.  Camembert, Avo and Cranberry Burger

4.  Rare Rump, Onion jam and Basil pesto Burger

5.  Cream Cheese, crispy Bacon and Sweet Chilli Burger

6.  Spinach, Feta, Olive tapenade and Tzatziki Burger

7.  Rump schnitzel and Smokey Cheddar Burger

Frogging Returns

The fun at Crocworld Conservation Centre doesn’t end with the holidays! The team has already made plans to re-launch the popular Frogging Evening starting on Saturday, 23 January from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. There will be a half-hour presentation before heading to a nearby conservation site at 7pm, where attendees will enjoy an evening discovering some of the area’s resident amphibious inhabitants. The event is limited to 50 people at a cost of R80 per person. Gumboots and torches are recommended. Bookings can be made at Crocworld before the day.

All Covid-19 protocols are in place at Crocworld and visitors are urged to wear masks, sanitise and follow family group social distancing regulations. Crocworld will be closed on Friday, 25 December 2020, but will be open on Friday, 1 January 2021.

To find out more about the new happenings at Crocworld Conservation Centre, visit www.crocworld.co.za or ‘Crocworld Conservation Centre’ on Facebook. Alternatively, contact Crocworld Conservation Centre on 039 976 1103. To find out more about Fish Eagle Café, call 083 658 7073 or email mvanzyl@cbl.co.za.