The Western Cape of South Africa has many wildlife reserves and national parks for residents and visitors to enjoy. The wildlife that can be found in the Western Cape of South Africa includes hundreds of thousands of fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Some of the most popular forms are buffalo, leopards, lions, elephants, and rhinoceros’.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve derives its name in part from the name of the indigenous peoples who lived there for generations, the San. The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has over one hundred thirty thousand acres at the base of the Warmwaterberg. The reserve includes the only free ranging lions on a private reserve in the Western Cape of South Africa.
While the San people roamed this area of the Western Cape of South Africa for thousands of years they created a variety of art that can now be enjoyed by guests of the reserve. There are seven separate sites of rock art within the reserve. Many of these religious art works are more than thirty-five hundred years old.
Some of the lions being bread in this area of the Western Cape South Africa is the extremely rare white lion. While this species of lion has always been rare in this region it has now largely been completely eliminated in many areas. It is the hope of the owners of this private reserve to be able to one day release these lions into the wild.
This Western Cape of South Africa wildlife reserve offers guided tours to guarantee that guests have an unforgettable experience. The reserve also has a variety of luxurious lodges for guests to enjoy when they aren’t out watching the amazing wildlife.
Ko-Ka Tsara Game Reserve
The Ko-Ka Tsara Game Reserve is located near the city of Cape Town in the Western Cape of South Africa. This thirty thousand acre reserve has more than twenty species of animals and almost two hundred different varieties of bird.
Guests to the Ko-Ka Tsara Game Reserve in the Western Cape of South Africa can go on night or day guided drives to observe the wildlife. There are also hiking trails and bird watching areas for those who want a more private experience. After a day of animal and bird watching guests are invited to enjoy a nightly campfire and gaze at the stars.
This Western Cape of South Africa reserve offers guests a choice of seven stylish chalets as well as a conference center and lounge. All of the chalets have been built using local materials to help them blend more easily into their surroundings. The reserve offers a kitchen for guests to cook their own meals or guests can request a cook to cater their meals.
There are more than a dozen wildlife reserves and parks located in the Western Cape of South Africa. No matter which location you choose you are sure to view a vast array of wildlife. The Western Cape of South Africa has such a diversity of wildlife that no two trips will ever be the same.