Learn which snakes are venomous; watch seals perform tricks; discover amazing birdlife and wildlife – all this and more is on offer at the Hartbeespoort Dam Snake & Animal Park.

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At the Hartbeespoort Dam Snake & Animal Park you'll see lions, snakes, seals, chimps and many other fascinating animals that live there.

You’ll find it at the base of the Magaliesberg Mountains in a sanctuary complete with shady trees, an expanse of water and massive cliffs. Set aside a good few hours to explore this 40-year-old destination, where the aim is to study and preserve South African wildlife.

The Hartbeespoort Dam Snake & Animal Park is home to a range of animal and reptile species, from lions, tigers and other large felines to hyenas, wild dogs, otters, birds, snakes, and chimpanzees and fellow primates.

Visit one of the best reptile collections in the country at the Chameleon Village Reptile Park, where live reptile shows are held daily. Snake lectures approved by the Field Guides' Association of Southern Africa discuss various kinds of snakes, identification, habits, how to avoid snakebites and what to do if bitten.

If the scaly ones scare you, rather catch the antics of resident seals in the seal pool, or spend time with a large breeding group of chimpanzees that keeps visitors entertained.

Free parking is provided, and there’s also wheelchair and pram access.

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