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Crocodile Farm (or Ranch, as called by some) is located in Henk Willems Street in Otjiwarongo, northern Namibia. Quite a new attraction in Otjiwarongo is the crocodile farm near the eastern border of town, where you can observe and photograph crocodiles at close range and learn about the breeding and eating habits of these majestic reptiles. The ranch exports the skins, but sells the meat locally. Meet, photograph and learn more about these remarkable animals and browse around the gift shop. Restaurant serves crocodile meat dishes as well as other meals from an extensive menu.
Otjiwarongo Crocodile Farm
(Ranch) was founded in 1985 starting off with a breeding herd of 60 adult Nile
crocodiles. It is the only crocodile farm in Namibia at present serving as an
important conservational tourist attraction with the motto: sustaining by
While safeguarding the Namibian Crocodile population, the farm also recycle waste from meat, fish or poultry by using it to feed its crocodile population.
Crocodile Farming is one of the pillars of the commercial aquaculture industry in Namibia and in addition, provides a livelihood for many young and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Crocodile skins of excellent quality are highly valued for the fashion industry due to the ever increasing demand for exotic leather products.
Crocodile Farm's Wi-Fi infrastructure was upgraded in 2019, it is now features an extended range for the Wi-Fi so all visitors can browse the Internet in most parts of farm's facilities.
Crocodile meat Is clean and green
- here is why:
Apart from being a delicacy, crocodile meat is also sustainable due to low methane emissions. The production of crocodile meat only emits 4 kg of carbon dioxide per 50 g of meat produced. In comparison, the production of the same amount of beef emits up to 35 kg of carbon dioxide. Therefore, crocodile meat is regarded as low carbon food.
Crocodile tours are open seven days a week, to visitors of all ages including minors and can be done during business hours. The tour lasts about 20-30 minutes during which you are accompanied by one of an experienced guides who will tell you all about farm's Nile crocodiles.
Crocodiles are fed every Saturday during summer months from September to May at 11:00 AM sharp at the Crocodile Farm Otjiwarongo. Let the magnificent reptiles entertain you during their feeding session. Donít miss this unique experience to observe our magnificent reptiles at their most active. Crocodile feeding only takes place during summer months from September to May as crocodiles do not eat at all during winter.
Interesting to know: The Nile Crocodile is thought to live around 70-100 years while other crocodile species only live around 40-60 years.
It is advisable to book the Crocodile feeding by prior arrangement either via e-mail or telephone to avoid disappointment. However, the feeding tours can also be booked on site at the restaurant.
Restaurant at Crocodile Farm
Al Fresco Restaurant is open 7 days a week and offers a wide range of delicacies
to accommodate any dietary preferences.
Food options at the restaurant include:
Rolls & Sandwiches
Crocodile Meat, Beef Meat, Game Meat
Children are welcome
All children can be entertained in farm's children play park featuring Swings, Monkey Bars, an Old Volkswagen Kombi, a Doll House, and a Seesaw.
Furthermore, Crocodile Farm has a number of bunnies and tortoises available that all children can play with whilst waiting for the food orders at the Al Fresco Restaurant.
The Crocodile Tours are also available to children of all ages and give your kids the unique opportunity to even touch small Nile Crocodiles and see crocodiles of all sizes at close range.
Crocodile Farm's conference room can host up to 40 people and contains state of the art technology to cater for your digital presentation needs. Furthermore, our restaurant venue can be booked for any types of events including live music, entertainment, birthdays, weddings and more.
Accommodation at Crocodile Inn B&B
One spacious wheel chair- friendly room with two three-quarter beds and own bathroom. | 2 Single Beds | WiFi | TV | 24/7 Security Guards | Fire Extinguishers | Laundry | Bed Sheets | Towels | Toilet Paper | Hot Water | Air-conditioning | Heating | Dining Utensils | Parking | Car Wash | Microwave | Barbeque Utensils | Bar Fridge | Kettle | Wheel Chair Accessible | Hangers | Extra Pillows | Extra Blankets | Garden | Smoking only in Backyard or Garden
Two single beds and own bathroom. | 2 Single Beds | WiFi | TV | 24/7 Security Guards | Fire Extinguishers | Laundry | Bed Sheets | Towels | Toilet Paper | Hot Water | Air-conditioning | Heating | Dining Utensils | Parking | Car Wash | Microwave | Barbeque Utensils | Bar Fridge | Kettle | Hangers | Extra Pillows | Extra Blankets | Garden | Smoking only in Backyard or Garden
Hatchling self-catering room
| 2 Single Beds | WiFi | TV | 24/7 Security Guards | Fire Extinguishers | Laundry | Bed Sheets | Towels | Toilet Paper | Hot Water | Air-conditioning | Heating | Dining Utensils | Induction Plate | Parking | Car Wash | Microwave | Barbeque Utensils | Bar Fridge | Kettle | Hangers | Extra Pillows | Extra Blankets | Garden | Smoking only in Backyard or Garden
Breeder self-catering room
| Double Bed | WiFi | TV | 24/7 Security Guards | Fire Extinguishers | Laundry | Bed Sheets | Towels | Toilet Paper | Hot Water | Dining Utensils | Induction Plate | Parking | Car Wash | Microwave | Barbeque Utensils | Bar Fridge | Kettle | Hangers | Extra Pillows | Extra Blankets | Garden | Smoking only in Backyard or Garden
Crocodile Farm's business hours
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 15:00
Sunday & public holidays: 09:00 - 15:00
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