Standard Tour


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.


ProviderHoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
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.


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.


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

Loved our recent stay in Nungu camp and our tour at HESC. Friendly and informative guide, loved seeing the animals and hearing about the work the centre does. - Wilma Oosthuizen - Hut 1

I really enjoyed the Standard Tour. Our guide Sean was very friendly and shared his knowledge of all the special animals we got to see. The vulture feeding was definitely a highlight! I would highly recommend this tour, it is excellent value for money! I look forward to my next visit. - Caitlin Frisby

Our visit was really nice and we appreciate the work you are doing - Nikki Darteh

Good Morning, as always the Standards and Service at the Moholoholo Tour, was thoroughly enjoyed by the Guests brought by Bundox. From the bookings to the Information, Interaction and experience at site, the Guides highly informative. The Guests mentioned that they were indeed so happy that they had done this, as much more had been learned. So Thanks Brian and the Team for the Top and Professional works. It remains a very firm Favorite with everyone!! Cheers...JD - Bundox BushcampsPO Box 108 HOEDSPRUIT 1380

Amazing experience and so informative. I never knew they had so many different species that were rescued. Will definitely be back one day. It is not to be missed with very friendly staff - Neryne Marx

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