Wildlife Conservation in Capricorn 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

  • Friends Of The Haenertsburg Grasslands Capricorn Region - Polokwane
    Haenertsburg Grasslands

    Friends of the Haenertsburg Grasslands - FROHG - is a volunteer group dedicated to the conservation of the unique grasslands and related ecosystems near Haenertsburg, Limpopo Province.

    FROHG is a registered member of the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA), which operates a network of Friends Groups around the country.

    FROHG finalised its constitution in August 2007 and was officially launched on 24 September 2007

    FROHG arose from a small group of volunteers called HEMAG - Haenertsburg Environmental Monitoring and Action group. This informal grouping has agreed to give way to FROHG as it has the benefits of a formal constitution, and the backing and fund-raising experience of WESSA.

    The Haenertsburg Grasslands are situated in the lovely Magoebaskloof region - next time you are in the area, why not stop at Haenertsburg and check out our wonderful grasslands and forests. You will find information on hiking trails and events at the tourist office in Haenertsburg, at the Environmental Centre in Rissik Street, and at most B&Bs.

    More info's

    Tel.: 83 388 3861,
    E-mail: frohg@haenertsburg.co.za, Website: www.haenertsburg.co.za
  • Moletzie Bird SanctuaryCapricorn Region - Polokwane
    Moletzie Bird Sanctuary

    This rainforest houses the world’s largest concentration of indigenous cycad species as well as some of the most fascinating plant populations in South Africa.

    The Bird Sanctuary is located 5km to the north of the city.


    More info's

    Capricorn, Polokwane
    Tel.: 15 290 5529 ,
  • Protea Hotel The Ranch Game Drives And Lion ToursCapricorn Region - Polokwane
    Protea Hotel The Ranch Game Drives And Lion Tours

    Take a ride through the conservancy  or book a trip to view the game and lions on one of our unimog safari vehicles.

    You may also get the opportunity to get up close and personal with our lion cubs and even feed them.

    Booking essential - Minimum 6 people

    Accommodation is also Available!

    More info's

    Tel.: 15 290 5000, Fax: 15 290 5050
    E-mail: reservations@theranch.co.za, Website: www.theranch.co.za
  • Protea Hotel The Ranch Walk With The LionsCapricorn Region - Polokwane
    Protea Hotel The Ranch Walk With The Lions

    Walks are carried out during the early mornings. The duration of walks is up to an hour and a half, and the average age of our lion are between 3 - 18 months. All walks are professionally managed and supervised by a qualified conservation ranger.  

    A leisurely walk with a lion at your side is an experience like no other.  Watch the lions play in their natural environment, while you have the opportunity to walk, and touch them.

    Learn more about these extremely powerful cats and their natural behaviour in such close proximity.    At the halfway point you will be given the opportunity to bottle feed the baby cubs and take photos. 

    The interaction between these lions promises to be a different kind of spiritual connection between man and animal.

    Booking essential - Minimum 4 people

    Accommodation is also Available!

    More info's

    Tel.: 15 290 5000, Fax: 15 290 5050
    E-mail: reservations@theranch.co.za, Website: www.theranch.co.za
  • Zanna Bird and Reptile ParkCapricorn Region - Polokwane
    Zanna Bird and Reptile Park

    A great attraction in the city is the Polokwane Bird and Reptile Park. It is one of the largest municipal reserves in the country and is a show piece of colour and singing. Over 280 bird species can be viewed both indigenous and exotic. Aquariums are a delight and home to snakes and lizards and dark pools showcase an array of crocodiles and water birds. Well developed viewing hides and attractive picnic spots make this a tranquil and restful venue and an 18-hole golf course is an attraction to the keen golfer.

    Another colourful and spectacular must see is the Moletjie Bird Sanctuary, also home to many bird species. Highly acclaimed internationally, the centre is applauded for its outstanding work in the protection of the rare Cape Vulture.

    Source www.polokwane.gov.za                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    More info's

    Capricorn, Polokwane
    Tel.: 15 292 1719,