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Pure Venom

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Izotsha Road, Shelly Beach, South Africa
+27 39 685 0704
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Huge selection of reptiles.

We were impressed by the wide variety of reptiles. I am sure this could have been a prime tourist... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ria H
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Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Very expensive not worth the money.

We paid R620 for my family to go to this park. Rated the biggest venom park in Southern Africa... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2018
Braddles4
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South Africa
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“reptile park” (5 reviews)
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Izotsha Road, Shelly Beach, South Africa
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+27 39 685 0704
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were impressed by the wide variety of reptiles. I am sure this could have been a prime tourist attraction in its early days. I'm afraid right now it is rather seedy. the park looks unloved and its value as a income generating destination undervalued....More

1  Thank Ria H
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

We paid R620 for my family to go to this park. Rated the biggest venom park in Southern Africa. Took 15 minutes to look at everything and still paid to hold a snake. Not even a snake show. Very disappointed.

Thank Braddles4
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

It was ridiculious to pay R420.00 for 2 adults and 2 kids for not even 15 minutes inside pure venom! Not much to see - al lot of cages empty. The "animal Farm" was disgusting dirty. I could not even walk there with the horrible...More

6  Thank Lynette V
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Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

There was good variety of reptiles and birds but unfortunately R20 for a cup of nescafe instant coffee and R20 for a pot of tea (1 tea bag) is disgusting... Also not the greatest for rainy weather!!!

3  Thank smarriss
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Reviewed March 31, 2017

there is a wide variety of snakes both venomous and non-venomous, they actually have a taipan which is the first I have seen in captivity in the country!staff are friendly and they also have a wide range of reptiles for sale.

Thank wesfel311924
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

visted with my son have a big selection of snakes , lizards and other , well set out good day out, Curio shop and cafe with lunch and drinks , children friendly

Thank bullfrog6990
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

Visited Pure Venom with my wife. Very informative experience. The enclosure are good and well kept, you don't have to stand for hours looking for the reptiles. I will definitely recommend it to anyone, big or small!

Thank Martin K
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

Loved visiting this great attraction. Love the fact that they serve the community as well by removing snakes from homes etc..... Great enclosures and one can see that they take good care of the snakes.

Thank herman972
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

Very well kept, though small. Definitely not the biggest repile park in SA. Dirt road not easily accessable for regular small vehicles.

Thank Carin D
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

We live on the South Coast. My kids loved Pure venom and now we make sure to add it to our guests (with kids) itineraries. Everyone enjoys the park and the animal section.

Thank Shamila70
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