Life & Leisure

Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre

The Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness centre provides easy access to some of Africa’s wonderful wildlife and bird species. Focusing on African wildlife, Giraffe House aims to provide a place for people to enjoy the outdoors, whilst experiencing and learning about animals and why they are special. An important member of their team is Gerry, a hand… Continue reading Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre

Vredenheim – The Big Cats Park

Meet a lion, cheetah, leopard and tiger – up close and personal! Did you know that you can meet lion, cheetah, leopard and tiger – up close and personal – without having to leave the beauty of the Stellenbosch winelands? It’s true, and they’re all waiting for you at the estate!  Vredenheim’s owners, originally long-time… Continue reading Vredenheim – The Big Cats Park

Villiera Wildlife Sanctuary

In conjunction with two neighbours (The Cape Garden Centre and Wild Clover Farm) Villiera set aside 220ha of land as a wildlife sanctuary in 2009. It includes 12 dams plus marsh areas which attract a huge variety of bird-life. Over 100 000 indigenous trees have been planted, many donated by the Cape Garden Centre. A number of mammals have been introduced in… Continue reading Villiera Wildlife Sanctuary

Eagle Encounters

Eagle Encounters was founded in 2001 by Hank and Tracy Chalmers. The land, generously donated by Spier Wine Farm, provides the perfect location for our rehabilitation, release, conservation, education and eco-tourism programs. Eagle Encounters is a self-funded Non-Profit Organization. Eagle Encounters is a much-loved center, visited by both locals and tourists from around the world.  Eagle Encounters is 9.6… Continue reading Eagle Encounters

Cheetah Outreach

Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based program created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to campaign for its survival.  Founder Annie Beckhelling launched the project in January 1997 with just one hectare of land proved by Spier Wine Estate and two cheetahs. The Cheetah Outreach is established to protect the… Continue reading Cheetah Outreach

Drakenstein Lion Park

Drakenstein Lion Park was established in 1998 to provide lions in distress with sanctuary, where they could live in safety, free from abuse and persecution, and be treated with the compassion and respect they deserve. The Park is actively involved in improving the quality of life of lions in captivity, locally as well as internationally,… Continue reading Drakenstein Lion Park