Natureland is a sanctuary dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of seals. It features a specialized hospital for seals, a zoo, beautiful tropical glasshouses known as the “Floral Palace,” and an aquarium. The diverse range of animals includes seals, African penguins, crocodiles, goats, tarantulas, snakes, terrapins, scorpions, as well as vibrant tropical butterflies and birds. The glasshouses are home to a variety of exotic plants, such as cacti from the US, Mediterranean shrubs, and banana plants.
Within the seal hospital, orphaned seal pups are nurtured and prepared for their eventual release back into the wild. Natureland rescues a significant number of seals, typically ranging from 30 to 60, every winter. In April 2018, Natureland achieved a milestone by rescuing their 800th seal.
While some visitors may have ethical concerns about trained seals performing tricks during feeding times, it remains a part of the experience. The centre also provides additional amenities for visitors, including a cafe/restaurant, gift shop, customer toilets, and a designated area for children to engage in activities like brass rubbing.
Located on North Parade, adjacent to the beach, Natureland welcomes visitors, human and canine, throughout the year, with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.
Please note that an entry fee is required for admission.