Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Since its establishment in 1990 as the Hoedspruit Cheetah Project, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre has played an important role in the conservation of endangered animal species. We focus on the survival of endangered species through the breeding and maintenance of diverse bloodlines of cheetahs and the rehabilitation of rhinos that have become victims of poaching. So HESC creates awareness among the general public, locally and internationally, about the importance of wildlife conservation. We also provide research opportunities on the endangered species in our care.
What time do the tours at HESC start?
Daily 2-hour tours from 09h00 to 11h00. You must be there 15 minutes beforehand.
What does the HESC tour cost?
Pensioners 60+ R350.00pp
Children (6-12 years) R250.00pp
Children under 6 Free
Where is the HESC?
22km from Hoedspruit on the R40 in a southerly direction towards White River.
When must I make my booking?
Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance – no walk-ins.
Where can I make my booking?
Bookings and enquiries can be made with Hoedspruit Online firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp me on 082 322 8776
What animals are at the HESC
The following is a list of animals that can be found at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
African Wild Dog
Southern Ground Hornbill
Are there any other facilities?
HESC has a curio shop, restaurant, and Educational Centre
Established in 1990 as the Hoedspruit Cheetah Project, HESC has played an important role in the conservation of endangered animal species, particularly cheetahs and rhinos, creating awareness among the public, locally and internationally, about the importance of wildlife conservation.
The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre strives to support conservation within a sustainable ecosystem by focusing on the survival of endangered species through the maintenance of diverse bloodlines of cheetahs, rehabilitation of rhinos, education of both local and international communities about the necessity of conservation, and focused research for the long-term sustainability of endangered species.
HESC offers a fascinating insight into rare and vulnerable endangered animals with its fun and informative tours.
A visit to the Educational Centre will make your outing an experience not to be forgotten
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