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“A must see in Hoedspruit! ”

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
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Full-Day Endangered Species Tour from Hazyview
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Full-Day Endangered Wildlife Tour from Hazyview
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Hoedspruit
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals. Cheetah Conservation is one of the core disciplines. HESC has established itself as one of the leading private research and breeding facilities for endangered species in the country. Governed by a progressive and modern management approach, it concerns itself with the breeding and maintenance of several endangered indigenous wildlife species in southern Africa. The centre places particular emphasis on the breeding and maintenance of cheetah in captivity. The excellent condition of these animals and the premises on which they are maintained, reflect the attention to detail, which is the hallmark of this facility. STANDARD TOUR The duration of each tour is 2 hours. Therefore it enables the visitor to have sufficient time to ask questions to the guide and do an in-depth tour of the centre. Please note that our first tour can include the cheetah run, however bookings are essential. Prior reservations are essential. Please refer to our rate sheet for more information on special packages and accommodation. DELI at CHEETAH Visitors may enjoy a selection of home baked cakes and a light meal under thatched cover overlooking the Centre's enclosures. Refreshments such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, wine and beer are but some of the offerings available to a thirsty palate. Groups can be catered for, but we advise bookings to guarantee efficient serving time. CURIO SHOP One of the most imported sources of funding at the HESC is the curio shop; stocked to the brim with locally made artefacts, wildlife literature, and children's toys, visitors will no doubt enjoy the experience of browsing through the colorful shelves. Many of the pieces for sale in the shop are made by local communities, renowned for their proficiency in beading and weaving. All proceeds from sales in our curio shop from your visit will go towards the care and up- keep of our hundreds of animals and birds.
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We visited with a group from our lodge. They have a small cafe with reasonable prices for refreshments and a very good gift shop. The tour was very educational and it was a unique experience to get so close to cheetah and even rhinos!

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

we've learned a lot about the endangered animals here and also saw them all in their natural habitat.

Thank Christoph H
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Well set out and informative, the venue is very nice and the staff are friendly. An amazing souvenir shop too. I loved seeing the King cheetah (a first for me).

Thank scarlettvixxen
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

I left this place with tears in my eyes for all the wonderful work that is being done here. Run by folks who really care about helping animals. This really was one of the high spots on my trip. Well done to all who work there!!

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Amazing game drive, knowledgeable about the Cheetah, such a great day and wonderful experience! Will do it again if back in Africa.

Thank Kathy S
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