The Otjiwarongo Crocodile Farm was founded in 1985 starting off with a breeding herd of 60 adult Nile crocodiles. To date, it is the only crocodile farm in Namibia serving as an important conservational tourist attraction with our motto: sustaining by entertaining!
Apart from safeguarding the Namibian Crocodile population, we also recycle waste from meat, fish or poultry by using it to feed our crocodiles.
Crocodile Farming is one of the pillars of the commercial aquaculture industry and in addition, promises a livelihood for many young entrepreneurs.
Crocodile skins of excellent quality are highly valued for the fashion industry due to the increasing demand for exotic leather products.
Crocodile Meat Is Clean And Green
Apart from being a delicacy, Crocodile Meat is also sustainable due to low methane emissions.
The production of Crocodile Meat only emits 4Kg of Carbon Dioxide per 50 g of meat produced.
In comparison, the production of the same amount of Beef emits up to 35Kg of Carbon Dioxide. Therefore, Crocodile Meat is regarded as Low Carbon Food.
Crocodile Tours are open to visitors of all ages including minors and can be done every day of the week. The tour lasts about 20-30 minutes during which you are accompanied by one of our experienced guides who will tell you all about our Nile Crocodiles.
PLEASE NOTE: The Crocodile Tours can be arranged upon arrival.
Every Saturday during Summer months from September to May at 11:00 AM sharp, the breeding herd is fed at the Crocodile Farm Otjiwarongo. Let our magnificent reptiles entertain you during their feeding session. Don’t miss this unique experience to observe our magnificent reptiles at their most active.
Please Note: Crocodile Feeding only takes place during summer months from September to May as crocodiles do not eat at all during winter.
NB: We advise to book the Crocodile Feeding by prior arrangement either via email or telephone to avoid disappointment. However, the feeding tours can also be booked on site at our restaurant.
Our 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:
- Breakfast Options
- Rolls & Sandwiches
- Crocodile Meat, Beef Meat, Game Meat
COMING SOON: Our menu will be updated with more Vegan, Asian and Starter dishes in the coming weeks
Your children can be entertained in our children’s play park which features Swings, Monkey Bars, an Old Volkswagen Kombi, a Doll House, and a Seesaw.
Furthermore, we have a number of bunnies and tortoises available that your 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.
Our Rooms are currently being renovated.
Please Phone Our Reception at +264 67 302 121
I have stopped here for drinks and a light meal several times and can recommend this as a good destination at any time during the day. Very neat gardens, nice simple food, a nice small shop and an interesting tour of the crocodile farm itself make this a pleasant destination in Otjiwarongo
The guide in the farm, having worked very long time there, is very knowledgeable and friendly. You can see crocs or every shape and size there, including an occasional fight between the male crocs.
The restaurant in the garden has nice shade and relaxing atmosphere. I am not a big fan of croc meat, but also in this regard the restaurant exceeded my expectations. The croc kebab was well presented, succulent and delicious.