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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.Family visits. Kiddies parties. School excursions. Year end functions.

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 Town’s 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.

Cheetah Experience Ashia

Western Cape, Paarl

With a particular passion for Africa’s wildlife, Cheetah Experience Ashia has established an approximately 10 hectares cheetah facility and sanctuary for ambassador and retired cheetahs of Cheetah Experience Bloemfontein.

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

You will be given the opportunity to HOLD a baby crocodile as well as a variety of exotic snakes and even a tarantula. This makes for wonderful photo opportunities so don’t forget your camera! On display we have some of South Africa’s most venomous snakes, including the black and green mamba, boomslang and many more.
 The guide will take you on an informative guided tour to see from small to the big crocs of over 5 meters in length. If you are lucky, you will also see a couple of tortoises roaming freely. 
After the tour you can relax in the tea garden that serves light lunches or enjoy a special pizza from our own Pizza Restaurant, while the kids play in the shaded play area. NEW: Croc City FlyOVER (Zip Line) – FIRST in AFRICA!

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 you’ll 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

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