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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), has been in operation for almost 30 years, and is one of South Africa’s leading conservation and rehabilitation centre’s for Rhino’s and Elephants, as well as being respected for one of the longest...more
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R40 Between Hoedspruit and Klaserie | Kapama Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Our lodge advise a visit to HESC! We were worn out travelling and needed something special not too far away. HESC proved great and very special. For almost two hours we were taken through the different areas and were impressed and amazed. From leopards that...More

Thank Camiel S
Public Relation... M, Public Relations Manager at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Dear Camiel S Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. Here at HESC the team always strive to better our service to our guests and there is always place for improvement. Without you we can not do this, our vision is for our animals...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

Had a lovely time, was very informative. The employee was very helpful and well informed. The answered all the questions we had relating to the animals.

Thank 1naomi01
Public Relation... M, Public Relations Manager at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Dear 1naomi01 Thank you kindly for the very positive rating and feedback, HESC would be honored to welcome you back anytime. Regards The HESC Team

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area please visit. The number of cheetahs is amazing. It's not the wild but a very worthwhile organization.

Thank JazboOttawa
Public Relation... M, Public Relations Manager at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Dear Jazbo Ottawa Thank you kindly for the wonderful feedback, we strive to perfection in service and would like to welcome you back anytime. Regards The HESC Team

Reviewed 20 July 2018

It was well kept and the animals are well cared for. It was like visiting a zoo though. The animals are in enclosures. You can go into the Rhino and Cheetah enclosure if you are on a tour with a vehicle. Nothing overly amazing but...More

Thank Crystal248
Public Relation... M, Public Relations Manager at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Hi Crystal, We appreciate you taking the time to visit HESC, your support is very much appreciated. Thank you for your kind comments about our animal care, that is always our biggest focus. However, we are saddened to read your comment about feeling like a...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

Khulas Cottage was like discovering a secret - tucked away from everything and everyone - we loved the solitude of the cottage and the night sounds around the fire in the lapa. Welcomed by hornbills and visited by cheetahs in the camp next to the...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

stopped for lunch and chance to see cheetah. Had burgers which were delicious and genuinely meat patty. Nice atmosphere. The museum is small but has some nice displays. Did not see the eagle owl but got to see two cute meerkat in an enclosure. Staff...More

Thank raymondd549
Public Relation... M, Public Relations Manager at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Dear Raymondd549 Thank you kindly for your positive feedback and that you enjoyed the service at our Deli , we appreciate your feedback and strive to better our service and standards at all times. We look forward hosting you again. Regards The HESC Team

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Wonderful outing at a reasonable price. Learn about the challenges and successes of conservation of some of SA's endangered species. Specialising in breeding of cheetah but also Southern Ground hornbill, Black footed cats. Also custodians of rescued animals like 2 leopard sisters. Overall a great...More

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Public Relation... M, Guest Relations Manager at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear 77LuluE Thank you kindly for your wonderful review, we strive to better our services and welcome any feedback from you. Please come and visit us again or tell your friends to come too? Regards The HESC Team

Reviewed 18 June 2018

What a lovely conservation centre. HESC is a great option to find out about African Animal Conservation. Very informative and educational. The 2 hour behind the scenes tour is great. Cheetah run, Vulture Restaurant Feeding and Wild Dog feeding was enjoyable. Only runs on certain...More

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Public Relation... M, Guest Relations Manager at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear Sean_Brito Thank you kindly for your review, we appreciate your positive feedback and strive to better our service to the public. Regards The HESC Team

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Nature lovers must practice what they preach - protect the last species that are endangered by visiting the centre and giving whatever support is needed.

Thank 593ernesth
Public Relation... M, Guest Relations Manager at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear 593ernesth Thank you kindly for your review, we welcome your feedback. Regards The HESC Team

Reviewed 6 June 2018

After a week in the Kruger, we hadn’t been lucky enough to see any cheetahs and my grandson still had an empty space on his animal tick list. We had seen the HESC advertised locally on a previous visit to the area, so I booked...More

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Public Relation... M, Public Relations Manager at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Dear Mrs Nelson Thank you kindly for the wonderful feedback on your visit with us recently at Sebeka Cottage and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Most importantly we are happy to hear that your grandson could tick off his animal list, we knew after the visit...More

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Smitha S
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Response from catherinecK4593VL | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can stay at HESC...I visited with my kiddos and did not see any accommodations. You simply do a drive through their property and see the animals in their care.
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Response from Nkosisikeli | Reviewed this property |
I agree. The Cheetah Focus Tour is worthwhile, plus you'll also be able to see endangered vultures feeding.
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Phch
3 July 2016|
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Response from TrekCarrie | Reviewed this property |
Both are excellent. I would choose a game drive as it is a more authentic experience but if you want to see endangered king cheetahs, wild dogs and rare sable antelope up close then do the HESC tour - better still, do both!!
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