We went to the Hartebeespoort Snake and Animal park ages ago, on a sunny Sunday afternoon. I completely forgot to share the pictures with you. Apparently, years ago there was some controversy about the place, having featured on Carte Blanche and all that. (Carte Blanche, for all my international friends, is a TV show which did exposures on shady companies and people.)
But I have to say, I was impressed. The animals looked well cared for and happy. What made the place great was that it's not as busy as Jo'burg or Pretoria Zoo and you actually get to see some of the animals. They have all of the big cats and even brown bears! :) No elephants though, but I don't think there would be room for them. There are many different snakes and reptiles and a lot of other animals as well. It's more like a mini zoo than a snake park.
And, the admission isn't too steep either. Sorry about the quality of the pictures, all were taken with our cellphones. But you'll get the idea anyway. :) Check out our pics!
Looks cool, huh? It's a great outing for yourself and the kids over a weekend, and it's not that far from Jozi. There were lots of monkeys and other cats as well, but our photos are really blurry. Have you ever been there? What did you think?
Stay beautiful and be kind to animals,