Last week was full of fun and games. Zeta made an artful escape, Koos developed a dislike for the cabinet his cage stands on, and we met a duiker with a taste for the bizarre. We also had 21 learners from the Christian Academy come to visit, and welcomed two new guides to …Read more
The past few days have been amazing. We took Khula (cheetah) on a walk, and he very nearly caught a young warthog! After feeding and watering some of the animals, we were allowed into Toffee’s (cheetah) enclosure with her.
It was awesome. We got some brilliant photos and …Read more
Walking around the supermarket while covered from head to toe in dirt and dust wasn’t so great, but the quad biking beforehand sure was! Going flat out along mango fields, up hills, over rocks and broken branches was so much fun.
One night we went to Mrs …Read more
Summer is definitely the best time of the year to photograph the wild dogs. The fresh, green bush coupled with the dogs’ fluffy white tails and beautiful black, brown, white and chestnut coloured coats is nothing short of breathtaking. But what really makes wild dogs stand out in the crowd are their quirky, down-to-earth personalities.
The …Read more
Since February is the month of love, we thought it appropriate to focus on Michael – one of our king cheetahs, as this Cassanova recently paid a visit to Lovers’ Lane.
Lovers’ Lane is the area we use when we want to breed …Read more
Since the last update we’ve done so many things that I had to look through my notes to make sure I remembered everything.
In November 2007 we welcomed four African Spotted Eagle Owls from a Zoo in Johannesburg.
Two of them have since been successfully released back into the wild, and at night we still sometimes see them in the area.
Unfortunately Spottie had a hanging elbow, which the late Professor Meltzer …Read more
Hi there, well this week has been amazing! I feel like I’ve been here for ages.
On Wednesday we heard that there was a lion about, so we went on a drive to see if we could find her. Unfortunately we had no luck, but we did see …Read more
HESC offers people between the ages of 18 and 35 years the opportunity to experience the Centre in an intensive and hands-on 21-day programme.
It is divided into three main sections: Participation, Conservation and Sight Seeing.
The main focus of the programme is on the cheetah, and throughout their stay participants are involved in the everyday care of these magnificent animals. This includes cleaning, feeding, and where required, assisting …Read more