Fodor's Expert Review Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Kapama Private Game Reserve Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This center, which cares for, breeds, and protects endangered species, is in the Kapama Game Reserve, outside the little Mpumalanga town of Hoedspruit. It started in a small way, when South African Lente Roode, who owns the reserve, decided to dedicate herself to saving cheetahs—a highly endangered species. The center quickly gained credibility and fame when other animals and birds were brought to her, nursed back to health, and returned to the wild (when possible). It now has a state-of-the-art veterinary center, a highly respected research program, outreach programs for schools, international volunteer programs, a restaurant, and a shop, and is a great day destination. You’ll meet Baby G, a white rhino calf found beside his mother, who had been brutally slaughtered for her horn, and Crunchy, the first cheetah ever born in the center. You can also watch wild vultures feast at a vulture restaurant or see wild dogs being fed. The center also rents out a three-bedroom, self-catering... READ MORE

This center, which cares for, breeds, and protects endangered species, is in the Kapama Game Reserve, outside the little Mpumalanga town of Hoedspruit. It started in a small way, when South African Lente Roode, who owns the reserve, decided to dedicate herself to saving cheetahs—a highly endangered species. The center quickly gained credibility and fame when other animals and birds were brought to her, nursed back to health, and returned to the wild (when possible). It now has a state-of-the-art veterinary center, a highly respected research program, outreach programs for schools, international volunteer programs, a restaurant, and a shop, and is a great day destination. You’ll meet Baby G, a white rhino calf found beside his mother, who had been brutally slaughtered for her horn, and Crunchy, the first cheetah ever born in the center. You can also watch wild vultures feast at a vulture restaurant or see wild dogs being fed. The center also rents out a three-bedroom, self-catering cottage on the grounds, and the staff can help you arrange guided game drives; alternatively, you can visit and do things on your own.

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R40
Kapama Private Game Reserve, Limpopo  1380, South Africa

015-793–1633

www.hesc.co.za

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Rate Includes: adults R130, R150

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