Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
Moholoholo is a centre for the rehabilitation of injured and poisoned wild animals and birds rescued from across South Africa. Many are also orphaned in the wild.
Wildlife is cared for with a view to returning it to nature. The centre is open to the public, and the daily tours offer a fascinating insight into the process of rescuing animals, as well as raising much needed funds for the charity through the modest entrance fee charged (around R90).
Moholoholo provides a chance to observe a wide range of magnificent species close-up, and particularly good photographic opportunities. On occasion you may be invited to don a raptor handler's glove and have a majestic bird of prey land on your arm (or head!).
It is particularly strong on the rescue of raptors and vultures. As you drive into the reserve, you are greeted by a plethora of spectacular Marabou storks at the perimeter of the Rescue Centre itself.
Part of Moholoholo's mission is to educate, and it is a fantastic family day trip: kids love it!. It is also an important local breeding facility. The team has successfully bred and released into the wild the endangered Crowned Eagle and Serval amongst others.
As Serval breeding suggests, Moholoholo also plays an important role in the rehabilitation of mammals. There are usually wild dog, cheetah, lion and leopard here in the enclosures on display to the public. You may also have the chance to see some rare nocturnal animals such as Honey Badgers (Ratel).
Tours take place twice-daily from Monday to Saturday. They normally depart at 09h30 and 15h00, but you will need to confirm these times before you travel. Holiday weekends and Limpopo Province school holidays also see the Centre open on Sunday afternoons. Again, please call to confirm arrangements and availability before you travel.
As the tour takes up to 2.5 hours, be aware (particularly in Winter) that you may be leaving close to sunset, so wish may to stay close by.