Have a look behind the scenes at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
The Centre is the world’s most important player in the conservation and breeding of cheetahs, as well as the preservation and expansion of the already limited gene pool. The HESC rescued countless numbers of orphaned and injured wild animals and tries to release them back into the wild when possible.
HESC offers a fascinating insight into rare, endangered and threatened species as well as animal conservation efforts in general. It offers entertaining and informative guided tours and other special excursions for visitors. Funds are raised through tourism activities.
During a two-hour tour of the property, a knowledgeable guide gives an overview of HESC’s conservation programmes and shows the different species in their care up close. Seeing the cheetahs and rhinos is always a highlight. Equally popular is the vulture restaurant, where vultures turn up in their hundreds when food is laid out for them.
The tours start at 9:00 and 11:00