Reptiles and Adventures you can get up close and personal with reptiles while enjoying a relaxing day (or weekend!) on our idyllic farm in the heart of the Winelands. We offer reptile adventures like you have not experienced before. After enjoying our croc pond tour and snake exhibit (locals and exotics), spend the rest of the day enjoying our spacious kids’ play area, tranquil catch-and-release dam, and scrummy woodfired pizzas. Depending on your adrenaline threshold, you can cage dive with a croc or rent our rowboat. Le Bonheur’s activities are open Tuesdays till Sundays and our restaurant is open Wednesdays till Sundays (9 am – 5 pm, closed Christmas Day), we offer everything from serene waterside braai-places and not-so-serene kids’ parties, educational school tours, gorgeous self-catering accommodation and a unique shopping experience in our Le Bonheur shop specialising in crocodile leather products and locally-crafted items. Your family reptile adventures starts here.
Crocodile Pond Tours
With our crocodile tours our expert guide will show you around a captive-bred bask of more than 200 crocs, ranging from hatchlings to adults. You’ll walk on ramp ways spanning four large dams, all the while learning more about Africa’s largest reptile. You might even get a chance to view these fascinating predators in their underwater environment from our viewing cabin. With 11 daily crocodile tours, no bookings are required. Between 15 Dec & 8 Feb we feed the crocs at 11h15, and 14h15, weather and other factors permitting.
Snake Exhibitions & Shows
Our indoor, self-guided ‘Snakes in Transit’ snake exhibition features an impressive collection of local and foreign snakes. The snakes are housed in roomy enclosures fronted with safety glass. The clearly-signposted snake exhibition includes loads of information about our scaled brethren. On Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays (at 12h10) our experienced snake handler puts on an interactive snake show where you’ll learn to appreciate these oft-misunderstood creatures. A touch opportunity with an ambassador snake is available under supervision of our well trained guide. ‘Africa’s deadliest’ snake shows are conducted on 26,29 December and 1 January at 12h10 -during these shows the snake handler will introduce some of Africa’s most feared snakes – with a touch component!