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Standard Tour

Hoedspruit

Activity Description

Following an introductory presentation, day visitors will embark on an in-depth tour of the centre. Open safari vehicles with experienced guides depart every 2 hours, commencing at 09h00 every day, with the last tour at 15h00 (a slightly different schedule is applied during peak periods).

HESC houses a number of animal species including cheetah, African wild dog, lion, African wild cat, Ground hornbill, Sable antelope, to name just a few. Visitors can view the resident animals in close proximity, in a habitat simulating what they would experience in the wild. Guests are also afforded the opportunity of watching rare African vultures feeding at the Vulture Restaurant.

Normal tour hours: 09h00 / 11h00 / 13h00 / 15h00

During national holiday season (including public holidays) tours take place at the following times:
08h00 / 10h00 / 12h00 / 14h00 / 16h00

Tours last for 2 hours each. After the introductory video, guests will have time for questions and answers with the guides.

Arrangements

Duration2 hours
WhenOpen all year round, except Christmas
WhereLocated in Limpopo province in Hoedspruit, South Africa, on the R40 between Hoedspruit and Klaserie.
WeatherThis service is weather dependent as it is conducted in open air.
What to WearWear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Things to BringBe sure to bring your camera, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed.

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsIntroductory video, in-depth centre tour, African Wild do enclosure and Vulture restaurant
ExclusionsFood, drinks and items of a personal nature.

Notes

As HESC is a conservation and animal care centre, and not a natural reserve, animals are housed within enclosures separated by fences.
As part of HESC’s policy, there is no direct interaction between man and animal, as their core focus is on giving these animals an environment as close to their natural one as possible.

Customer Reviews

What an amazing experience. Professional and educational. Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable and answered our many questions without hesitation. The food from the restaurant was delicious and the service outstanding. A highlight of a very enjoyable holiday. Thank you. - Fiona Labuschagne


Great experience excellent guide. Good to see the animals looking healthy. - Elizabeth Mockford


Our Dutch guests / clients enjoyed your tour. Very professionaly and super informative. Thank you for this nice morning activity. - Natascha Snelder - ZaZoe Xperience


Hi Dit was fantasties om te sien wat julle alles vir die diere doen. - Marianne Bester


A very good tour, very informative. Keep up your good work. - Thompson




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