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Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Hoedspruit

The Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre near Hoedspruit is a great family attraction that affords visitors the opportunity to get close to diverse species and to appreciate the challenges faced by both our wildlife and conservationists.

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, HoedspruitChildren will not only be entertained by the close-up experience but will also learn to see wildlife as vulnerable and in need of protection.

Moholoholo is “a home for many of South Africa’s abandoned, injured, and poisoned wildlife.”

Among the residents are Lions rescued from an Egyptian Circus. Other permanent residents who cannot be returned to the wild and survive include ‘Queen’ the Crowned Eagle, ‘Chui’ the Leopard, ‘Jolly & Juba’ the Cheetahs.

In addition to rehabilitation and the housing of animals such as those named above, Moholoholo breeds Crown Eagles and runs a successful Serval Cat Breeding Project. To date over 160 of these endangered wild cats have been released back into areas where they had become extinct.

Whenever possible the animals brought to the Centre are released back into the wild, and Moholoholo actively supports other breeding programmes besides those they run themselves.

Tours are conducted twice daily Mon – Fri, and on Sunday afternoons during the Limpopo school holidays.

The tours are guided, educational, and interactional. Visitors are only separated from adult predators by fences, and there are always orphaned baby animals that need to be hand-fed and cared for.

Used to interaction with people, they are friendly, often curious, and playful ambassadors for their species. Visitors are often afforded the unique joy of meeting and interacting with baby hippo, rhino, lion cubs, and others.

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a non-profit organisation that is financially independent of the game farm and accommodations and is dependant on public support.

Entrance tariffs are R100 per adult, R70 for pensioners, R50 for children from 7 – 12yrs. Children under 7 are admitted free.

Read more on the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre near Hoedspruit

Getting there: From Hoedspruit take the R527 west, taking the exit left for the R531 after 5km. Follow the signs.

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