Cornell Skop
Cornell Skop
4.5
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Cornell Skop offers a chance for you to come face to face with some of Africa's most majestic animals. Walk with the lions and see cheetahs run! Established by experienced animal wrangler, Luke Cornell, Cornell Skop provides a home to a whole plethora of animals from big cats to farmyard favourites, some of whom have been rescued from hunting farms.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Анна Ш
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely unique experience
    It was a priceless experience to meet a lot of animals: cheetah, ostrich, lions and many others. All of animals was rescued and now they live their best life. You can actually see that's place is full of love to animals. And nature here is really incredible. It is an amazing experience, which you wouldn't find somewhere else.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • MEMBristol
    United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful stay at Cornell Skop
    We stayed at Cornell Skop & did the Animal Encounters guided tour one morning. The cottage was very nicely done up & furnished with fantastic views and a lovely deck to enjoy them from. Outside shower & bath tub we’re also wonderful. All the staff were so friendly and helpful. Shané was especially good on our animal encounters tour - very informative, friendly & interacted so well with the animals. Also enjoyed our swims in the dam & evening walks around the estate. Would very highly recommend it, especially if you can stay there.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 December 2023
  • Martina Gross
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memories for a lifetime❤️
    The best experience of the whole holiday!🧡 Our guide was so caring, took a lot of time for us and provided a lot of information. I will remember the day forever, it's an adventure for life. Thank you lovely staff and animals for the wonderful moments.<3
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 December 2023
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Martina Gross
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The best experience of the whole holiday!🧡
Our guide was so caring, took a lot of time for us and provided a lot of information.
I will remember the day forever, it's an adventure for life.
Thank you lovely staff and animals for the wonderful moments.<3
Written 27 December 2023
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MEMBristol
United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We stayed at Cornell Skop & did the Animal Encounters guided tour one morning. The cottage was very nicely done up & furnished with fantastic views and a lovely deck to enjoy them from. Outside shower & bath tub we’re also wonderful.
All the staff were so friendly and helpful. Shané was especially good on our animal encounters tour - very informative, friendly & interacted so well with the animals.
Also enjoyed our swims in the dam & evening walks around the estate.
Would very highly recommend it, especially if you can stay there.
Written 16 December 2023
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Colleen Chaplin
Western Cape, South Africa12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What a fabulous place. The cottage was just beautiful. Everything you could possibly need. Fantastic hot tub. Loved hearing the lions at night. Highly recommended. We will be back Luke.
Written 15 September 2023
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Анна Ш
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It was a priceless experience to meet a lot of animals: cheetah, ostrich, lions and many others. All of animals was rescued and now they live their best life. You can actually see that's place is full of love to animals. And nature here is really incredible. It is an amazing experience, which you wouldn't find somewhere else.
Written 7 September 2023
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Shinoy K
Somerset West, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Excellent place to visit real experience of animal life. We came here to capture some clips of "Mojo" for an Malayalam. The entire crew and director was so happy
Written 8 May 2023
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Lacy H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Amazing amazing amazing! My husband and I had a private tour very informative and all the animals are so well cared for. When we left we almost emailed to see if we could come again before we leave.
Written 20 March 2023
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HeidiPap
Cape Town Central, South Africa752 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
This is really a Most Do when in Botrivier.... The guides Aaron and Sharna are Amazing with the Animals. It was truly a Wonderful experience and Delightful Afternoon on the Farm
Written 20 October 2022
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françois
Bellegarde sur Valserine, France3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Incredible place they love their animals greatly and take good care of them.

They share various experiences with movies and I clearly enjoyed petting Sarge the porcupine, and the cheetah, and the zebra, and the ostrich
Written 28 July 2022
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Monika
London, UK22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
I am very unhappy the way the baboon is kept in this small enclosure,there is zero enrichment or stimulating activities for this highly intelligent,sensitive animal. It’s quite shameful that it’s been years and you still have done absolutely nothing about it.
Written 30 April 2022
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Ingunn
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
I am hoping to go to Cape Town in not too long with my son and really want to visit this place. But is there a way to get here some other way but driving yourself?
Written 12 March 2022
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