Our Special Attractions
Get close! Get very close...as you meander on the catwalk over large natural enclosures, which are home to some of the world's greatest big cats. From the treetop lookout, view the elegant cheetah, mighty lion, breathtaking African leopard and the awesome white Bengal tiger.
Experience the wonder of your own personal encounter with purring hand-reared cheetah and our other large ambassador cats.
Visit our aviary filled with rainbow colored lorikeets! You also get the chance to purchase nectar and feed these beautiful animals while they make themselves comfortable on your shoulders and head.
Lemur Falls is the only interactive lemur exhibit on the South African continent!!!
The exhibit themed to replicate a Madagascan forest… is entered by crossing a large river teeming with birdlife such as whistling ducks - which are native to the exotic island…while volcanic rock waterfalls provide an impressive backdrop to the indigenous Betselio Village bordering the primeval forest. As you glance across the forest you will see dozens of piercing eyes staring back at you from the high indigenous Madagascan trees. We house 3 species of lemurs, from the ring-tails to the black and white ruffs as well as the inquisitive brown lemurs. We offer you the unique opportunity to be face-to-face with these beautiful and rare primates while our experience department captures this moment on camera for you.
The aim of this exciting development is to continue providing the experience of memorable encounters at the Ranch with unique and endangered animals whilst drawing attention to their plight in the wild of Madagascar. We have also proudly entered into an agreement with the Madagascan Fauna Group – whereby a portion of the funds generated through the lemur encounter programs will be donated to the MFG (Madagascar Fauna Group) to go towards their conservation efforts regarding saving lemurs in Madagascar.
This wonderful encounter opportunity is open to children 5 years and older, and is a great experience for the whole family for any day of the year! Where better to love a lemur... than Lemur Falls!
Slimy, slithering snakes; creatures nightmares are made of; the one animal most people love to hate. But exactly how slimy and scaly are these footless wonders...
Take a walk through our snake park and see a different side to these animals. Learn interesting facts about snakes and where they come from. Walk where most people fear to tread and appreciate the bizarre beauty of these creatures that are so important to our ecosystems.
Valley of Ancients
Our exploration starts in the ruins of The Great Temple... Many years ago an ancient tribe built this temple to protect a hidden valley filled with wondrous animals. Here they performed human sacrifices to the river god Nyami Nyami whose statues still guard the entrance today.
In 1835 explorers discovered the valley and soon exploited the natural resources and people. Trading stores were established and diamonds were recovered from the riverbeds using specially designed crocodile-proof cages. At some point (and we’re not sure when) – everyone in the valley disappeared. Some say the river god became angry at the devastation and destroyed all who lived here.
In 2006 the valley was rediscovered and it is here that we will be travelling - hopefully with lessons learnt... so that we do not anger the Nyami Nyami as well. And without further ado, follow us into the Valley of Ancients…
A tropical house inhabited by giant flying foxes, the shy blue duiker and a magnificent tank offering you an underwater view of Malawian cichlids, will be your first encounter as you enter this ancient temple.
Our resident Marabou stork has moved to this exciting exhibit and now share their new home with endangered Cape Vultures.
Venture over this deadly gorge via a suspension bridge while 4 meter Nile crocodiles keep a close watch on you from the Cage Diving pool below. It is also here that you are given the only opportunity in the world to get close, very close ... to these super predators during a Croc Cage Dive.
See these mighty beasts leap for their lunch and stand in awe of the bravery of your guides as they encourage huge Nile crocodiles to take meat from a stick while standing on a moving jetty!
See the rare Madagascar Ring-tailed Lemurs in the exotic setting of Lemur Island, depicting the environment of Madagascar. Experience the lemur’s haunting sound and staring eyes which led early explorers to think of them as ghosts...
Sharing Lemur Island is a group of Greater Flamingos who will dazzle you with their pink plumage.
Be enticed into the heart of Africa with the Congo as your next stop where Pygmy Hippos lurk in the murky water. The rare and elusive Pygmy Hippo, once thought to be a baby Nile Hippo, was only classified as a species in 1911. They are magnificent creatures...and what they lack in size... they make up for in attitude!
Valley of Ancients promises to be so much more than you expect. The Valley was developed with only one thing in mind – to entertain you, the visitor, and is a thrilling experience for the whole family.
WET YOUR PANTS – WE DARE YOU!