Visitors looking for a fun family day out at an open-air facility will be happy to discover that Crocworld Conservation Centre, on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, is now open to the public (as of Tuesday, 18 August).
“We are delighted to announce that all necessary Covid-19 safety measures are in place and we will be receiving visitors back to the centre this week,” said Martin Rodrigues, Manager of Crocworld Conservation Centre. “Throughout the lockdown period, our essential staff members have been coming into the centre to feed and care for all the animals – much of which we’ve shared with audiences through our digital platforms. We’ve also used this time to upgrade facilities and welcome a number of new animals to the centre. It’s fantastic that we are now able to share all of this directly with the public!”
With Crocworld Conservation Centre an outdoor, nature-based facility observing strict Covid-19 protocols, all visitors can be assured of a safe and enjoyable experience. To accommodate everyone in line with lockdown Level 2 regulations, visitors are urged to note the information below.
Crocworld Conservation Centre Covid-19 protocols
1. It is compulsory for a face mask to be worn at all times.
2. On arrival at the centre, visitors may undergo temperature screening and compulsory hand sanitizing upon entry.
3. Family group social distancing is to be adhered to at all times. This means that all family groups arriving together may remain in close proximity, but groups must ensure social distancing of 1.5m between themselves and other visitors/groups.
4. Crocworld Conservation Centre can permit a maximum of 100 visitors at any given time. The centre is using an accurate counting system, and should there be an overflow, a waiting list will be implemented. Once visitors depart, the same number of visitors will be permitted to enter.
5. Crocodile talks and feedings will take place on Saturdays and Sundays only, at 11am and 3pm. Family social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
6. All animal interactions are cancelled until further notice; therefore, no handling of baby crocodiles will be permitted.
7. The on-site Fish Eagle Café is operational. The restaurant will permit a maximum of 50 patrons at a time.
8. The frequency of cleaning in high-traffic areas takes place regularly, and visitors are requested to refrain from touching exhibits and railings.
9. The safety of all guests is a priority, which means that there might be changes made without prior notice. This could include the closing of the centre for a prescribed period of time.
For more information, visit www.crocworld.co.za or the ‘Crocworld Conservation Centre’ for the latest news. To find out more about Fish Eagle Café’s offerings, visit the ‘Fish Eagle Café’ Facebook page.