Snappy birthday for Henry & holiday fun at Crocworld

Join the bumper birthday celebrations on December 16, when Crocworld’s oldest resident, Henry the Nile crocodile will be celebrating his 117th birthday.

The much-loved reptile’s birthday party, presented by Sign-it @ Syms, will provide visitors the opportunity to observe this 500kg, 5-metre long, majestic creature.

Henry is the oldest known Nile Crocodile in captivity. He arrived at Crocworld in 1985 as an adult, with records that stated he was 85-years old. He lives in his enclosure with six females, and has fathered over 10 000 offspring in the last 32 years. His party will take place at 11h00, with a special birthday feeding and talk, as well as cupcakes for guests, while stocks last.

“Everyone is welcome to join Henry’s birthday celebrations in Crocworld style. He is extremely popular with our visitors, and we would love for everyone to celebrate this memorable milestone with us,” said Rodrigues.

With Crocworld’s wide variety of birds, reptiles and holiday activities the centre has something for everyone; young and old, nature enthusiasts, gardeners and thrill-seekers.

Crocworld Conservation Centre promises fantastic holiday fun for the thousands of visitors expected to flock to KwaZulu-Natal’s popular South Coast.

Apart from the usual daily crocodile feedings at 11h00 and 15h00, there will also be a daily forest walk at midday and as a special holiday treat, vulture feedings on Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday and Sunday at 14:00PM

Crocworld Conservation Centre’s daily holiday programme, which will run between the 7th of December 2017 and 16th of January 2018, promises to be fun edutainment for the whole family.  The programme will include a daily snake demonstration at 10h15 where visitors will get an opportunity to interact with the Centre’s highly knowledgeable staff and enjoy the centre’s vast grounds.


Visitors to the Crocworld Conservation Centre can spend the day exploring the immense gardens, with its extensive aviaries as well as over 200 species of wild birds which could be spotted on the premises. Whilst strolling through the indigenous greenery, there will be ample opportunity to observe the beautiful birds in their natural habitats or spot the Centre’s many reptiles.

Crocworld Conservation Centre is the ideal holiday choice to keep both adults and little ones entertained, in a safe and relaxing environment. From its thrilling animal displays within a picturesque indigenous setting, to the delectable menu and spectacular sea views boasted by Le Rendez-vous Restaurant, which will be open daily between 09h00 and 15h00, there is something for every member of the family.

Avid gardeners will be delighted to shop at the Centre’s Izinyoni Indigenous Nursery with its ever-increasing range of plants, trees and shrubs. The nursery’s expert staff are happy to share gardening tips with their green-fingered clients.

Crocworld Conservation Centre’s gift shop has a vast array of exquisite clothing and curios, as well as toys, jewellery, books and ornaments which make awesome Christmas gifts.  The Centre also sells gift vouchers which are available at the reception area, and can be redeemed at both the main gift shop, or at Izinyoni Indigenous Nursery.

Crocworld Conservation Centre will be open throughout the festive season from 8am- 5pm, with the sole exception of Christmas Day itself. Tickets are priced at R75 per adult, R45 per child (4-12 years), and R55 per pensioner. For more information about Crocworld Conservation Centre, visit, @CrocworldCC on Twitter, or Crocworld Conservation Centre on Facebook.

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