Not a post we wanted to write but we feel we have to. We took family who were out from the UK to visit African Dawn. We are local to the area and were excited to show the best the Eastern Cape has to offer.
It was horrific. The road is terrible but as South Afrcians, we were used to it but there should be a warning. When we arrived, the volunteers peeled themselves off the front lawn where they were sunbathing, clearly we had interrupted an afternoon in the sun. We paid, no smiles, no welcome, no information - nada! We tried. You can buy bags of food to feed....what we weren't sure so we fed the chickens! Are you allowed to feed the monkeys, or the cheetahs or the croc?? The point is who knows and some people really wouldn't have a clue!
There are currently works in progress, to increase cage sizes, to be fair there are signs apologizing for this but we had to pick up bits of wire and nails as we had small children with us. They may be doing the best that they can, but this place looks more like a gathering for overseas volunteers than a happy, functioning, safe and established animal sanctuary. The rats in the duiker cage looked the happiest.We really wouldn't suggest this place, we all left feeling sad and upset, not the experience we were looking for.
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