About Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

A visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a moving and worthwhile experience It's also a convenient day excursion if you’re visiting the Orpen Gate side of Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Pilgrim's Rest, Graskop or Sabie.

The centre provides a home for abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife and is a respected contributor to wildlife conservation. Animals that you may see are lion, leopard, serval, cheetah, hyena, honey badger, eagles, vultures and various baby animals.

How it all began
Moholoholo started from small beginnings in 1990 – with a crowned eagle and a day old zebra. Word got out that the manager was able to care for and release wild animals and birds, and so Moholoholo grew.

Sadly, some of the animals are not suitable to be released back into the wild and remain as ‘permanent residents’ at the centre. They give visitors an ‘up close and personal’ experience, highlighting the problems that wildlife are facing. The main focus at Moholoholo is to create awareness in order to preserve our wildlife.

Often Moholoholo receive calls to rescue animals such as baby rhino that have been abandoned or leopards that have been injured by cars or caught in snares. The team are also actively involved in collaring and relocating ‘problem animal’ control on farms and tribal areas. Many leopards’ movements have been monitored with these collars.

Moholoholo have tagged and released hundreds of vultures brought in due to poisoning or electrocution. Tracking harnesses were fitted to some individuals, astonishing researchers with the range of their movements.

Another important function of the centre is breeding. Staff have successfully bred and released crowned eagle, serval and many other endangered animals.

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is self funded and also covers all the relocation costs of 'problem animals'. There is a small fee for guided tours which last about two hours – your visit to the centre helps this awesome project.

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Reviews for Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

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tertia Moll
16 February 2016

What an amazing experience at your Rehabilitation Center!We fed the Vultures, cuddled an eagle, had a very close encounter with a cheetah!Thank you for your good work with the education and rehabilitation of our country's animals, keep it up, we will definitely return to the center for another visit!

Nicole Schultz
01 December 2015

Awesome the work they do. you are amazing

bill allison
22 November 2013

For first time visitors to Africa-very good. For seasoned visitors not enough to fill your appetite.

bill allison
22 November 2013

For first time visitors to Africa-very good. For seasoned visitors not enough to fill your appetite.

Francois Mentz
21 June 2012

Visit this popular centre and experience close encounters with wild animals.

phakamisiwe xaba
18 July 2011

I would like to rate Moholoholo as a good place. I have a lot of information now. I didn't know that there was a place who takes care of animals from this young. The tour guide, Oscar, this knows what he is doing. His presentation was good. Thank you. I had an awesome experience.

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Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Map

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is 17.1km from the centre of Hoedspruit , the nearest airport 20.5km (Eastgate Airport).
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