been going to this reserve for the last 8 years or so. Love it. hadn't been for a while so we visited last weekend - quite shocked at the amount of building that has gone on there! It's looking really good, they've done a nice upgrade to the facilities and the reserve is much better stocked than before.
They still have the "petting zoo" of lion/tiger/cheetah cubs as well as adult animals you can interact with. something very special about patting a tiger cub that's as big as your 4 year old!
we also went to the feeding of the big lions/wild dogs/cheetah. We were at first a bit put off by the tourist-y feel - cars forming a big corraal around the feeding area etc. But we hung back a bit and so kept out of the convoy and rather enjoyed the post-feeding experience. Particularly the vultures coming in for the scraps.
We also attended a snake talk which was very interesting and cool to touch a great big python!
Food is OK, very simple, nice kids play area. Facilities are good. Great braai areas and I saw a function set up with chefs doing a braai which looked fab.
All in all, a GREAT day out and the best place to take tourists.
By the way - they ensure that all animals sold out of the breeding program are microchipped so they can track where they go - this way they ensure none are sold for canned hunting.
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