Izintaba crocodile farm life

the farm near pretoria

Tested and proven – the pioneering quality protection covers all aspects of modern livestock ownership

The IZINTABA crocodile farm

conveniently situated near Pretoria ist one of the oldest enterprises of its kind world-wide. It was founded more than 35 years ago. Unlike numerous other farms, IZINTABA ist not a tourist destination. Its sole purpose is the professional production of high quality Nile crocodile skins and meat.

IZINTABA has its own breeding stock. The eggs are collected immediately after laying in the farm enclosures. After an incubation period the hatchlings grow up in hot houses, which serve as a near-to-natural habitat for the next 3-4 years until slaughtering.

palm dam in the farm

The IZINTABA crocodile farm – conveniently situated near Pretoria – is one of the largest and oldest enterprises of its kind world-wide.

It was founded more than 35 years ago by the German Jan Kuhlmann, then taken over by Fritz Merk and Pit Süssmann in 2002 and has since been radically modernised and expanded.

palm dam in the farm 2

Under Pit Süssmann’s management a unique control system for quality protection for crocodile farms has been developed and implemented.

This is state approved and now serves the state authorities as reference and guideline for new applications for the authorization of similar enterprises.

Unlike numerous other farms, IZINTABA is not a tourist destination.

habitat of the animals

Its sole purpose is the professional production of high quality Nile crocodile skins and meat.

IZINTABA has its own breeding stock.

The eggs are collected immediately after laying in the farm enclosures.

After an incubation period the hatchlings are taken to pens which serve as a near-to-natural habitat for the next 3-4 years until slaughtering.

crocodiles in the sun

nile crocodile in water

big crocodile teeth

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