Recent Searches
Clear
Questions? (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center Tours

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center
Hoedspruitt Endangered Species Centre (HESC) houses some of Africa’s most rare and vulnerable species, including elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, and sable antelope. The center nurses injured animals back to health, breeds endangered species for release back into the wild, and provides educational programs for students and travelers. 

The Basics
At HESC you can tour the grounds in a safari vehicle, observe animals in semi-wild bush environments, and learn from resident experts exactly what it takes to prevent extinction of the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephant, and Cape buffalo). HESC tours are often combined with visits to nearby attractions such as Kruger National Park, Kapama Private Game Reserve, and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The center’s on-site curio shop is stocked with locally made souvenirs, including clothing, toys, and other artifacts.
  • The deli at HESC serves traditional South African dishes and sandwiches, plus hot and cold drinks. 
  • Children under 6 years old are free, while kids ages 6 through 11 can enter for a reduced rate. 

How to Get There
HESC is located in South Africa’s Limpopo province, about 4.5 hours by road from Johannesburg. Most tours depart from Hazyview and include round-trip transportation from area hotels. Parking is also available on-site. 

When to Get There
The center is open year-round with the exception of Christmas day, with additional hours during the holidays and peak season (December through January). If you plan to spot wildlife at Kruger National Park, the dry winter season (May through September) is the best time to visit, as animals tend to congregate around water sources. 

Accommodations at HESC
There are several accommodation options for visitors who would like to stay overnight at the center. Both the Sebeka self-catering cottage and Khula's Cottage are available for overnight stays, putting you in the center of the action with just a fence to separate you from animals wandering by. 
Address: Kapama Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Read More

4 Tours & Activities to Experience

Category
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow
Filter




Sort: Featured
Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Day Trips

Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Tour from Hazyview

Visit both the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center in a single day, with transportation from Hazyview. Arranging the logistics on your own for this packed day may seem daunting, but this tour with pickup and drop-off from Hazyview makes it easy. Learn about the rehabilitation of injured or orphaned animals at Moholoholo and the cheetah breeding program at Hoedspruit through your guide's in-depth commentary while seeing and photographing the animals.
...  More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$115.36
From  
US$115.36
Learn More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Full Day Endangered Species Tour from Hazyview

Learn about Africa's endangered species on an informative full-day tour from Hazyview, close to Krugar National Park. Start with a visit to the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, where experts will introduce you to some of the resident wildlife including former circus lions and numerous birds of prey. Witness the centre's ongoing rehabilitation efforts, such as treatments used in the recovery of poisoned animals. Next visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, which specializes in the conservation of rare and vulnerable wildlife—with a special focus on cheetahs.
...  More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$86.14
From  
US$86.14
Learn More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

7-day - Panorama Route and Kruger Park & Swaziland Safari

Mpumalanga means “The place where the sun rises!” ascends towards mountain peaks and then terminates in an immense escarpment in the north-east. This Safari holiday to South Africa is an excellent choice for people who want to enjoy spectacular scenery, combined with game drives to see the renowned big five. It traverses into Swaziland after 5 days to showcase the best there is to offer. Highlights: Discover Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton's “Geo-Route”, Dullstroom Birds of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre, Pinnacle Rock, God’s Window, Berlin Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Boat trip on the Blyde Canyon Dam, Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Eden, Swaziland to watch glass blowing, Game Drive at Hlane Royal National Park.Please book this tour 60 days in advance.
...  More
  • 7 days
From  
US$1,416.00
From  
US$1,416.00
Learn More
  • 7 days

Multi-day Tours

SPECIAL OFFER

Essential Kruger Safari package

The experience is personal and attentive. The guides are knowledgeable and professional. We use new and luxurious cars.
...  More
  • 4 days
From  
US$1,398.34
US$1,747.92
US$349.58 savings
From  
US$1,398.34
US$1,747.92
US$349.58 savings
Learn More
  • 4 days


Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785