Thaba Kwena Abbattoir

A commitment to quality


We have implemented the government  approved Food Safety management system.


Thaba Kwena Abattoir has been certified as a Veterinary Approved Establishment by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries as compliant to the necessary requirements for the export of Crocodile Meat since 2010


We export crocodile meat to the European Union and other countries and regions where we meet all import requirements.

Commercial crocodile farming

A success story

This well controlled and regulated industry has effectively acted as an insurance policy for wild crocodile populations since 1976. Regulated crocodile trade introduced in 1976 resulted in the illegal poaching and the trade of wild crocodile products evaporating overnight and has seen wild crocodile populations in South Africa increase four-fold in the last 35 years.