SanWild Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Limpopo
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SanWild has saved animals from circuses, from culls, and those injured in capture operations.
SanWild Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre offers a safe refuge for rescued and rehabilitated wild animals, including impala, greater kudu, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, waterbuck, reedbuck, grey duiker, nyala, giraffe, zebra, steenbok, rhino, hippo and elephant.
Leopards and cheetahs, too, roam the 6000-hectare sanctuary and a pack of African wild dogs are being introduced. Many small predators like caracal and civets can also be seen in the reserve and the Cats’ Rescue Centre is home to 19 lions.
This South African wildlife rehab centre is situated between Tzaneen and Phalaborwa in Limpopo, South Africa's northernmost province. SanWild's objectives include acquiring habitat and saving individual wild animals that need help.
All land acquired through their fundraising efforts falls under the SanWild Wildlife Trust. The end goal for the centre is to establish a 15 000 hectare sanctuary and to incorporate adjoining farmlands to form an ecologically viable wildlife reserve that protects this unique wilderness area.
Apart from the animals that have been cared for and released into the wild bush of the sanctuary, the game area of the SanWild Wildlife rehabilitation centre is also home to resident species like genet, civet, porcupine and elusive nocturnal creatures such as the pangolin and aardvark. You can search for the animals on guided walking trails or on a game drive
Visitors can overnight in the Savannah Private Bush Camp, exclusive accommodation that helps fund this South African animal rehab centre.
This fenced camp is set in beautiful gardens with a rock pool where guests can escape the heat while keeping a close eye on animals that come to drink at a waterhole, which is only metres away. There is also the Bukisa's Safari Tented Camp, which is ideal for people that prefer self-catering accommodation.
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SanWild Wildife Rehabilitation Centre
Tel: +27 (0) 15 383 9958
Cell: +27 (0) 83 310 3882
Fax: +27 (0) 15 383 9959