The Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre was established in 1991 and is set on a farm owned by Mr Strijdom, a local businessman. Established and operated by Brian Jones, who is well known within local wildlife rehabilitation circles for his dedication had been helping and caring for injured and orphaned animals from the age of four – bringing a wealth of knowledge.
Moholoholo is rehabilitates injured or poisoned animals and releases them back into the wild. However, some creatures have little chance of surviving in the wild, as a result, the sanctuary has a number of ‘permanent residents’ who are cared for at the centres costs and are used as ‘ambassadors’ for their species. This provides members of the public the opportunity to get an ‘up close and personal’ experience of these incredible creatures,while the caregivers have the ability to practically demonstrate.
Moholoholo is also actively involved in ‘problem animal’ control on farms and in tribal areas. The animals are removed from the area where they are unwanted and relocated to an area where they are welcome. This too is done at Moholoholo’s expense and is primarily done to save them from an often painful and gruesome demise. The centre is also involved in a research forum which investigates the movement of leopards. To date it has captured and collared a number of leopards for this research and the results have been astounding.
Moholoholo is often called to remove a ‘problem leopard’ and uses such opportunities to gain more information on the species.Where funds allow this, the team can release them fitted with GPS collars.
The premises are open to the public, additionally we also provide a full range of tourist and hospitality services, such as daily tours of the centre and accommodation. This is also the perfect venue to hold special occasions such as weddings and anniversaries.
● Accommodationand full catering for 22 people at the foot of the Drakensberg
● Birding and guided game walks
Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
● Daily tours
● Successful breeding programmes
● Management course for game farming
● Accommodation for 28-plus people
● B&B, full catering
● Guided bird and wildlife bush walks, night drives
● 5x luxurious chalets on the bank of the Blyde River.
● Self-catering or full catering ● Wedding facilities for up to 120 people
For more info and bookings:
Forest Camp & Rehabilitation Centre:
Tel: +27 (0)15 795-5236 ı Fax: +27 (0)15 795-5333
Mountain view: Cell: 082 907 5983
Ya Mati: Cell: 072 191 2024 / 084 511 3000
Fax: +27 (0)12 348 4926