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Animal Sanctuaries in South Africa


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South African Animal sanctuaries focus on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals. These sanctuaries are excellent destination for anyone interested in observing and learning about some of the most fascinating animals ranging from birds and mammals to raptors and reptiles.

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Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre

Eastern Cape, Addo


With approximately twenty birds of over a dozen species, the Raptor Centre offers visitors an up close view of vultures, falcons, owls, hawks, and eagles.


 
African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

Kwazulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg


The African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is dedicated to the conservation of indigenous raptors and focus on ongoing research, breeding and rehabilitation projects for birds of prey.


 
African Dawn Wildlife Sanctuary

Eastern Cape, Jeffreys Bay


Over 200 species of birds and animals including the illusive Knysna Loerie, the majestic black eagle, our beautiful servals and cheetahs and much more, will ensure that each visit will be a memorable one.


 
Agatha Crocodile Ranch

Limpopo, Tzaneen


Included in the tour is a comprehensive address covering the history, behaviour, conservation and breeding of the Nile crocodile, followed by a feeding show and guided tour of the breeding dam and enclosures.


 
Amanzimtoti Bird Sanctuary

Kwazulu Natal, Amanzimtoti


Whilst relaxing in one of the 300 hides overlooking the open water area of the bird sanctuary you may spot spurwing geese, a giant kingfisher, a hamerkop, a white faced duck or a greenback heron amongst others.


 
Animal Farmyard and Tea Garden

Kwazulu Natal, Hillcrest


Children's interactive animal petting farm.


 
Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary

Gauteng, Pretoria


Around 170 species have been recorded and birders will see around 40 species in a short morning visit. The main attraction is the dam where an excellent hide is situated.


 
Boulders Penguin Colony

Western Cape, Simon`s Town


These fast-swimming, deep-diving, braying birds have thrived in their protected home. The nesting season is from February to August they nest in simple burrows in the sand or under plants


 
Bullfrog Pan

Gauteng, Benoni


Over 150 bird species can be found here, including the glossy ibis, African sacred ibis, African spoonbill, great egret, little egret, yellow-billed egret, black-winged stilt, blacksmith stilt, pied avocet, and African snipe.


 
Butterfly World

Western Cape, Paarl


Butterfly World, one of the more unique attractions of the Western Cape Winelands, consists of a tropical garden in a 1000 m2 green house.


 
Cango Ostrich Farm

Western Cape, Oudtshoorn


Cango Ostrich Show Farm is located in the lush Cango Valley, Schoemanshoek, 14km outside of Oudtshoorn on the main route towards the world famous Cango Caves, making it easy to find and making your trip more time efficient.


 
Cango Wildlife Ranch

Western Cape, Oudtshoorn


Explore the facts and fiction surrounding crocodiles, view elegant cheetahs and our Bengal tiger cubs. Also encounters with wildlife where you can touch a cheetah, wrap yourself in a python and dive with crocodiles.


 
Cape Point Ostrich Farm

Western Cape, Cape Town


Cape Point Ostrich Farm is easy to find on Cape Towns route M65 south, 400meters north of the entrance to the Cape Of Good Hope Nature Reserve (Cape Point National Park).


 
Centre For Rehabilitation Of Wildlife

Kwazulu Natal, Durban


They have approximately 300 - 400 animals under our care at any given time, all of which are wildlife indigenous to KwaZulu Natal, from birds and mammals to raptors and reptiles, and many many monkeys.


 
Chamberlain Bird Sanctuary

Gauteng, Pretoria


Chamberlain Bird Sanctuary is probably the weirdest bird sanctuary you'll ever visit. First the entrance is free, but there is a small price to pay for keys to open the gate to the sanctuary.


 
Con Joubert Bird Park

Gauteng, Johannesburg


The Con Joubert Bird Park is outstanding. Its rough, unusual beauty and rejuvenating atmosphere make it a delightful place to visit. Lush and green, the magnificent sanctuary is home to over 250 bird species.


 
Croc City Crocodile Farm

Gauteng, Randburg


Croc City Crocodile Farm is situated 50 kilometres north of Johannesburg Central. Come and enjoy the opportunity to observe one of the world's most spectacular predators at close range.


 
Crocodile Creek

Kwazulu Natal, Tongaat


Located in the outskirts of Tongaat in the KwaZulu Natal Province of South Africa, Crocodile Creek is home to more than 9,000 animals


 
Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary

Western Cape, Somerset West


The Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary is home to many coastal and wading birds. It is conserved as part of the Lourens River Protected Natural Environments.


 
Drakenstein Lion Park

Western Cape, Paarl


Drakenstein Lion Park was established in 1998 to provide lions in distress with sanctuary, where they could live in safety, free from abuse and persecution, and be treated with the compassion and respect they deserved.


 
Duck n Deck Animal Farm

Kwazulu Natal, Hillcrest


The Duck n Deck boasts 20 species of exotic ducks and a pair of black swans in a landscaped garden. The aviaries are stocked with a variety of birds and pheasants.


 
Elephant Sanctuary - The Crags

Western Cape, Plettenberg Bay


Join our caring team who will personally introduce you to a unique experience of touching, feeding, walking and riding our magnificent African elephants. A great family outing for all ages.


 
EndoFaun Zoological Gardens & Endangered Wildlife Breeding Centre

Gauteng, Bapsfontein


Zoological Park has mainly small carnivores, birds, reptiles and other smaller mammals are displayed. We also provide sanctuary to injured and abandoned wildlife.


 
Fitzsimmons Snake Park

Kwazulu Natal, Durban


The snake park is home to over 200 species of snakes, reptiles and other interesting creatures. On display you will find some of the most dangerous snakes


 
Florence Bloom Bird Sanctuary

Gauteng, Johannesburg


There are also two hides, one of which has a paved pathway suitable for paraplegics. Many small mammals also reside in this park, such as mongoose, hedgehogs, genets and shrews.


 
Gillooly's Farm

Gauteng, Johannesburg


Prime attractions include the white-breasted cormorant, reed cormorant, African darter, grey heron, cattle egret, white stork, Egyptian goose, yellow-billed duck, house sparrow, and Cape wagtail.


 
Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre

Western Cape, Stellenbosch


Along with giraffe youll have easy access to another long-necked species, the ostrich, as well as eland, crocodiles, birds and buffalo in large environmentally friendly enclosures.


 
Hartbeespoort Dam Snake & Animal Park

North West, Hartbeespoort


The Park contains a seal pool surrounded by a large arena where visitors are given regular snake, seal and animal handling demonstrations.


 
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Limpopo, Hoedspruit


The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals. Cheetah Conservation is one of our core disciplines


 
Imhoff Equestrian Centre

Western Cape, Noordhoek


They offer guided two hour beach rides on the beautiful Noordhoek Beach along the waters edge towards Chapmans Peak and back.




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