Raptors Lodge

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Our animal haven town has many fund and educational activities for the whole family.

here are a few things that we have tried and would highly recommend:

African Dream Horse Safari

Experience a horseback safari outride in the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. 

The Estate is home to Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Nyala, Impala, Kudu, Steenbok, Warthog and Leopard to name a few. The chances of seeing all of these can never be guaranteed but the anticipation of what could be around the next corner is what makes the bush so exciting. 

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Camp Jabulani - Elephant Interaction

Interact with Camp Jabulani's beautiful Elephants. 

With highly experiences guides, you can learn more about elephants and the way they live in the African bush.

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Moholoholo Rehabilitiation Center

Situated in the shadow of the majestic Mariepskop, this unique conservancy is home to many wild animals.

Wherever possible, rehabilitated birds and animals are returned to the wild and those that are not so fortunate due to the nature and extend of their injuries, are used to educate the many people who visits the center each year.

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Moholoholo contributes to the conservation of endangered species and the rehabilitation of injured and poisoned wildlife. Moholoholo also facilitates a number of successful breeding programs.

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Kinyonga Reptile Center

Hoedspruit Reptile Center is one of the oldest and most well-knows reptile centers in Africa, having been in operation since 1984. 

It has grown from humble beginnings into a hub of innovative learning. It is a well-respected conservation, training and education facility. 

The Kinyonga Reptile Center is situated 15km outside of Hoedspruit and is located in one of the most pristine parts of the country in terms of natural heritage. 

Take a tour to view some of the most amazing reptiles, bugs and birds while also getting an education around which animals are venomous and which ones are not.

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Jessica the hippo

Jessica is a 10 year old female Hippo who lives near Hoedspruit. What makes Jessica so special and unique is the fact that she is a wild animal that interacts with humans in a rather different way then what nature has intended.

It is well believed that Hippos are some of the most dangerous and fearsome animals in Africa, but Jessica was found washed away in floods 10 years ago. She was raised on the farm by humans and that is why she LOVES people. 

Definitely worth giving Jessica a visit.

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Blyde Canyon Boat Cruise

Go for a Blyde Canyon Safari on the 90 minute interpretation tour by a tour guide which will take you to th rare living Kadishi Tufa waterfall and the Three Rondawels.

An abundance of wildlife will keep you distracted while learning more about the natural history of the Blyde Canyon.

The Canyon is famous for the Kadishi Tufa Waterfall. At  200m (around 660 feet) in height, it is the second tallest tufa waterfall on earth. 

The dam and surrounds is home to a range of wildlife species such as Kudu, Duiker, Leopard and other small carnivores. The dam itself is home to Hippo, Crocodiles, Fish Eagles, African Finfoot which you may be lucky enough to spot on the leisurely 90 minute boat trip.

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