Situated in Hoedspruit, South Africa, is one of the leading private research and breeding facilities for endangered species. Governed by a progressive and modern management approach it concerns itself with the breeding and maintenance of several endangered indigenous wildlife species in Southern Africa.
Coming face to face with cheetah, wild dog, african wild cat, ground hornbills, sable antelope and much more is every miniature ranger’s dream come true ! Following an introductory presentation an in-depth two hour tour of the facility commences. Children age 6 years plus are welcome as open safari vehicles, with experienced guides, are used to move visitors between the various enclosures.
A great treat is experiencing the feeding sessions of various rare African vultures (seasonal) as they swoop down into the “vulture restaurant” to feed on the remains of carcasses. This area attracts white backed vultures, hooded vultures , occasionally lappet faced vulture and Cape Griffon, as well as marabou stork and bateleur eagle.
On the Cheetah Focus tour you get to see a cheetah running and chasing a lure in order to get a better understanding of this magnificent creature and to witness it in action. This tour also includes a wild dog feeding which is particularly awe inspiring when there are puppies in the den !