Hartebeestpoort Dam Snake and Animal Park

HartbeesPoort Dam Snake and Animal Park offers visitors one of lifes truly exciting, enjoyable and informative experiences. Situated at the foot of the Magaliesburg, on the banks of the picturesque, Hartebeespoort dam

Grade

Tame

Disabled Friendly

Yes

Accommodation

No

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

HartbeesPoort Dam Snake and Animal Park offers visitors one of lifes truly exciting, enjoyable and informative experiences. Situated at the foot of the Magaliesburg, on the banks of the picturesque, Hartebeespoort dam, it is home to a variety of species that are overseen and cared for, by a team of committed conservationists.

With an excellent track record for breeding threatened and endangered species such as the black footed cat (now known as the small spotted cat), the Cape vulture and the African Hunting dog, HartbeesPoort Dam, Snake and Animal Park is globally recognized and acknowledged, for their contribution to environmentalism.

The park is also home to Cats, Chimpanzees, seals and many other species that will no doubt delight, last but not least, lets not forget the park specialty, Snakes Courses.

Snake Courses, FGASA Approved. (The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa)

Snake Courses for the general public, are held throughout the year and cater for beginners to advanced. Courses are FGASA approved and certificates are issued to those who achieve a satisfactory standard.

The Park is well known for the special lectures and courses it provides to companies such as those from the mining industry, whose employees are regularly exposed to snakes. Courses have also been presented to paramedics, nature conservation officers, game park field officers, SA Police Services, SA Defense Force and the fire and ambulance services. HartbeesPoort Dam Snake and Animal Park offers visitors one of lifes’ truly exciting, enjoyable and informative experiences. Situated at the foot of the Magaliesburg, on the banks of the picturesque Hartebeespoort dam, it is home to a variety of species that are overseen and cared for, by a team of committed conservationists.

With an excellent track record for breeding threatened and endangered species such as the black-footed cat (now known as the small spotted cat), the Cape vulture and the African Hunting dog, HartbeesPoort Dam, Snake and Animal Park is globally recognized and acknowledged, for their contribution to environmentalism.
The park is also home to cats, chimpanzees, seals and many other species, that will no doubt delight.  Last but not least, let’s not forget the park specialty, Snake Courses.

Snake Courses, FGASA Approved.  (The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa)

Snake Courses for the general public, are held throughout the year and cater for beginners to advanced. Courses are FGASA approved and certificates are issued to those who achieve a satisfactory standard.
The Park is well known for the special lectures and courses it provides to companies such as those from the mining industry, whose employees are regularly exposed to snakes. Courses have also been presented to paramedics, nature conservation officers, game park field officers, SA
Police Services, SA Defense Force and the fire and ambulance services.

Hartbees Aqua Centre

Come join us on one of our fun-filled activities!

Motor Boat Cruises

Leisure Boat Cruise: Departs every 45 min, approx. 25 min per cruise @ R30.00 per adult and R 15.00 per child

Speed Boat Cruises: Approx. 15 min with a minimum of 6 people and a max of 9 @ R 60.00 pp
Route: Dam Wall, Kosmos, Pecanwood and Snake Park.

Speed Boat Rental: 1-hour incl. skipper with a max of 8 people. Explore the dam at leisure. R 1500.00 per hour

Tube Rides: Variety available. Approx. 10 min with a minimum of 2 people and max of 4 people per session @ R60.00 pp

Wake Snake: Approx. 10 min with a max of 3 people per session @ R60.00 pp

Skippers and Vessels are S.A.M.S.A (South African Maritime Safety Authority) accredited

Wet suits, change rooms, showers, and towels are available

Snake Course Modules.

Snake Awareness Lecture: Snakes Alive 1:
This is a one and a half to two hour general lecture on snakes, types, identification, habits, locomotion etc. It also covers prescribed behavior to avoid snakebites and what action to take if bitten. Six different types of snakes are used in this demonstration but no handling is involved. This lecture is suitable for large groups.

Snake Handling/Rescue Course: Snakes Alive II:
This full-day course is aimed at selected personnel who will learn how to identify the various snakes and how to catch and remove them from inappropriate areas. It also covers additional information on snakebite and first aid treatment.
Six different snakes are used in this course and participants spend time learning how to catch snakes safely. It is suitable for small groups of 8 to 10 persons and participants must already have attended the Snake Awareness Lecture. This course is also FGASA approved and a certificate is provided together with extensive documented information.

Snakebite and Treatment: Snakes Alive III:
This is a morning course and is aimed at doctors, nurses, and paramedics. It concentrates on types of venom found in snakes common to specific areas, how the venom is delivered, and how best to identify the threat and treat the victim in the correct manner.

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