Gauteng Animal Sanctuaries

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Destinations in Gauteng


Explore the Jo-burg Zoo

Where? Parkview
The Johannesburg Zoo was established in 1904, it has traditionally been owned and operated by the City of Johannesburg. The zoo is dedicated to the accommodation, enrichment, husbandry, and medical care of ...

Do a Snake Course

Where? Hartbeespoort Dam
Do a Snake Course which is approved by the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA). Snake Courses for the general public, are held throughout the year at the Hartbeespoort Dam Snake & Animal Park. ...

Visit the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

Where? Krugersdorp
The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve herds 16 000ha of typical Gauteng Highveld terrain. Privately owned and non-subsidised it was awarded best Nature and Game Reserve in the Gauteng Province in 2007. ...

Visit Croc City Crocodile Farm

Where? Fourways
Croc City crocodile farm provides the opportunity for the public to observe one of the world's most spectacular predators at close range. We are home to more than 800 crocodiles, ranging from hatchlings, to ...

Emerald Animal World

Where? Vanderbijlpark
In 2001, the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa established the 203-hectare Emerald Animal World housed at the Emerald Safari Resort and Casino in Vanderbilpark. The facility comprises a 189-hectare ...

Hunyani Snake City

Where? Edenvale
Hunyani Snake City, short for Hunyani Reptile Educational Breeding Centre, invites you to view presentations and learn about the conservation of South African reptiles. Included in the deadly-dozen are eyeball ...

Treehaven Waterfowl Trust

Where? Vereeniging
Situated 3km from Vereeniging, Gauteng, and only a 45 minute drive from Sandton, Johannesburg, Treehaven Waterfowl Trust is an oasis comprising 30 acres of specially developed wetlands dedicated to the world’s ...

Walk with Elephants

Where? Hartbeespoort Dam
The renowned Elephant Sanctuary is located in an area of untamed bush, just around the corner from the Hartbeespoort Dam. You will get to walk with the elephants and will also hear a brief talk by one of the ...

Elephant Experience at Askari Game Lodge

Where? Doornhoek
Our two elephants, Damara and Nzewe are both sub-adult males aged around 12 and 14 years respectively as at Sept 2008. They arrived at Plumari in Sept 2006. They were born and living as wild elephant on a ...

Visit The Lion Park

Where? Randburg
A great day out, the Lion Park is situated near Lanseria Airport and Fourways, within easy reach of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The Lion Park is home to over 80 lions including the rare white lions and many ...

Rietfontein Nature Reserve

Where? Paulshof
Just next to Sunninghill, in the little suburb of Paulshof, you will find the 25 hectare green space known as Rietfontein Nature Reserve. It is also where FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is based, who ...

Night Time Tour at the Johannesburg Zoo

Where? Parkview
You can book a night-time tour of the Johannesburg Zoo any night from Monday to Saturday, and get ferried around to peer at the red pandas, glowing scorpions, genets, raccoons and of course, the beautiful big ...

Visit Jabulani Butterfly Garden

Where? Vereeniging
Lost for things to do during the school holidays? Why not visit the Jabulani Butterfly Garden? This is a wonderful place for both adults and children and makes for a great outing. A walk through the ...

Visit De Wildt Cheetah & Wildlife Centre

Where? Magaliesberg
The non profit organisation of De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre is found at the foot of the Magaliesberg. The King Cheetah was first bred here and the centre is renowned for its success in breeding rare ...

Lory Park Animal and Owl Sanctuary

Where? President Park
The Lory Park Animal and Owl Sanctuary in Midrand is open to the public from Monday to Sunday - 10h00 to 16h00. The Park has a wide variety of Birds (including Birds of Prey), Herbivores (plant eaters), ...

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