Wildlife Conservation in Waterberg Region

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Wildlife Conservation

South African National Parks (SANParks) is the body responsible for managing South Africa's national parks. SANParks was formed in 1926, and currently manages 20 parks consisting of 3,700,000 hectares (37,000 km2), about 3% of the total area of South Africa.

The best known park is Kruger National Park, which is also the oldest(proclaimed in 1898), and the largest, at nearly 2,000,000 hectares (20,000 km2).

Service providers: Wildlife Conservation

  • Bambelela Wildlife CareWaterberg Region - Bela-Bela
    Bambelela Wildlife care

    We're looking forward to welcoming you on our very quiet and private guest farm! Bambelela is central to the soccer games in Johannesburg, Rustenburg and Pietersburg.

    On our 2-hour guided wildlife tour you'll get the chance to come close to orphaned antelopes, raptors, predators and other mammals which we are hand raising and rehabilitating back into the wild.

    Airport and stadium transfers inclusive, true African bushveld cuisine can be arranged, soccer world cup and touch some of Africa's wild animals at our wildlife care farm combined for a comfortable true & wild experience of Africa. .

    All along we welcome honeymooners with a bottle of champagne, romantic love songs in the Hi-Fi, candles and paraffin lamps for the romantic evenings, the housekeeper comes only on demand twice daily.

    More info's

    Bambelela Guest Farm, Bela Bela, Warmbaths
    Tel.: 14 736 4090, Mobile: 83 454 8441, Fax: 14 736 4090
    E-mail: bambelela@ctec.co.za,
  • De Wildt Shingwedzi Wildlife RanchWaterberg Region - Bela-Bela
    De Wildt Shingwedzi Wildlife Ranch

    Striving towards the long term survival of predators and vultures which are of conservation concern outside protected areas in South Africa.Nobody who has seen a cheetah up close, heard it purr, or had the rare opportunity to touch it will ever forget the experience.

    More info's

    P.O. Box 1756, Hartbeespoort, 0216, South Africa
    Tel.: 14 734 1735, Mobile: 83 257 7395, Fax: 14 734 1735
    E-mail: cheetah@dewildt.org.za, Website: www.dewildt.org.za
  • Lapalala WildernessWaterberg Region - Vaalwater
    Lapalala Wilderness

    Lapalala Wilderness, a vast privately-owned nature reserve, is situated in the mountains of the Waterberg 3½ hours from Johannesburg.

    Clear, natural rivers run through bush-covered hills and craggy ravines, and the reserve is home to animals such as rhino (both white and black), buffalo, hippo, giraffe, crocodile, leopard, baboons and many sorts of antelope. The reserve was founded in 1981 and is now a part of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve.

    More info's

    Waterberg, Vaalwater
    Tel.: 14 755 4065,
  • Lapalala Wilderness SchoolWaterberg Region - Lephalale
    Lapalala Wilderness School

    Since the Lapalala Wilderness School was founded over twenty years ago, more than 50 000 children from all kinds of backgrounds have been exposed to environmental education at Lapalala.

    With the appointment of new staff in 2007, the School has embarked on initiatives with organisations such as loveLife and Outward Bound South Africa, both focused on youth development. A drive to encourage schools from the local communities to visit Lapalala as part of our extensive outreach programme has also been very successful.

    More info's

    Lephalela, Waterberg
    Tel.: 14 755 4071, Mobile: 082 887 3912, Fax: 866 887 212
    E-mail: lapalala@parksgroup.co.za, Website: www.lapalala.com
  • Mystic Monkeys and Feathers Wildlife ParkWaterberg Region - Bela-Bela

    Mystic Monkeys and Feathers Wildlife Park, with its beautiful gardens, waterfalls and koi dams, is not a zoo in the normal sense of the word. The Park offers an amazing animal adventure, ideal for discovering our fascinating animal kingdom.Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park hosts one of South Africa’s largest private primate collections featuring 38 species, in addition to a large number of beautiful, exotic birds.

    It is home to the first two Angolan black and white Colobus and Bearded Saki's babies born in captivity in the country as well as Chimpanzee and White-Handed Gibbons, two of the "Big 5" in the "ape" world, including Cheetahs, Lions and Tigers. 

    OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR FROM 09H00 - 16H00.



    Visiting Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park is a great family outing, especially for the upcoming holidays.

    More info's

    Tel.: 861 287 483, Mobile: 082 566 4929,
    E-mail: christa@wdsaayman.co.za, Website: www.gl.co.za
  • Sondela Wildlife CentreWaterberg Region - Bela-Bela
    Sondela Wildlife Centre

    This wonderful facility situated within walking distance of the Sondela reception area will surely capture your imagination, and the little residents will most definitely capture your hearts.

    Touch, feel and tour through the Sondela Wildlife Centre and let the team share their vast experience, dedication and passion for hand rearing, care and handling of wild animals, with you.
    At the Sondela Wildlife Centre, we:

    • care for wild animals in distress
    • rescue and rehabilitate sick or injured wild animals to ensure a safe future for our animals.
      • hand rear orphaned wild animals
    • provide comfortable safe holding facilities for animals
    • create a better world by improving the welfare of wild animals and educating people in an entertaining manner to care for our natural heritage.

    Tours : Tuesday - Thursday @ 10.00 / Saturday @ 10.00 and 15.00 /
    Sunday @ 10.00. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets available from Sondela Reception.


    More info's

    N1 Highway, Warmbaths / Bela Bela, Settlers Off-ramp (exit 238)
    Tel.: 014 736 8800, Fax: 014 736 8850
    E-mail: info@sondela.com, Website: www.sondela.com
  • Zebula Country ClubWaterberg Region - Bela-Bela
    zebula country club

    A major attraction at Zebula Country Club is our lion and tiger cubs as well as our adult cheetahs. The animals are housed next to the Club House so can be easily seen when you visit us.

    Luka and Taran are the first cheetahs that Zebula acquired from the Free State. They are fully grown adults at almost 4 years old. We’ve had them since they were ten days old. Currently they are the stars of the cheetah run, it’s a hundred and thirty meter sprint which combined, takes them about twelve seconds to complete.

    Come join us for the cheetah run on Friday and Saturday afternoons at 17:30. Twenty rand gets you a normal ticket whereas fifty rand puts into our new and exclusive VIP stand. You get a better view and free drinks.

    Accommodation is also available!

    More info's

    P.O. Box 283, 0480, Limpopo Province, South Africa
    Tel.: +27 14 734 7700, Fax: +27 14 736 7001
    E-mail: reception@mabalingwecc.co.za, Website: www.zebula.co.za