The Hoedspruit Research and Breeding Centre for Endangered Species (HESC) is situated on 100 hectares of the Kapama Game Reserve and focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals. Cheetah Conservation is one of their core disciplines…
Following an introductory presentation on HESC, visitors are treated to an in-depth tour of the centre on open safari vehicles with experienced guides moving between the various enclosures, enabling you to view more than 80 cheetah, including tame individuals, cubs and the beautiful king cheetah (these cheetahs have recessive genetic modifications that result in them having stripes rather than spots) Other animals can be seen too like wild dogs, lions, the black-footed cat, african wild cat, ground hornbills, sable antelope and much more.
A great treat is experiencing the feeding sessions of various rare African vultures as they swoop down into the “vulture restaurant” to feed on the remains of carcasses. This area attracts White-backed Vultures, Hooded Vultures, occasionally the Lappet-faced Vulture and Cape Griffon, the Marabou Stork and Bateleur Eagle.
Duration: Half Day Tour
Time: Depart from lodge at 10am. Arrive back at lodge before lunch.
Includes: Entrance fees per person, return transfers from and to Sausage Tree, services of a professional tour guide and touring in luxury air-conditioned vehicle.