The freshwater eels at the Stilbaai Information Bureau are the only tame eels in the country and have apparently been living there for the past 125 years!
Visitors can feed these freshwater eels daily (Monday to Saturday and also on Sundays during the December holiday) at 11:00. (A nominal fee is payable)
Nowhere else in the country are so many eels concentrated in one secluded environment and as tame as the Palinggat eels. They are pampered and cherished by the staff of the tourism bureau.
The fountain is currently home to about 10 eels which includes adults and young eels. Piet, the biggest eel in the pond is about 1.2 meters in length.