Wildlife in the Western Cape of South Africa

Wildlife in the Western Cape of South Africa

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

Some of the native people of the Western Cape of South Africa, the San, were the inspiration for the name of the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. The reserve has more than one hundred thirty thousand acres located at the bottom of the Wamwaterberg. The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is the only reserve in the area that allows lions to roam about freely.

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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.

The Wildlife Reserve of Ko-Ka

Located near thecity of Cape Town in the Western Cape of South Africa is the Ko-Ka Tsara Game Reserve. This reserve stretches across thirty thousand acres and is home to about twenty separate species of animals in additionto two hundred varieties of birds.

Visitors who stay at the Ko-Ka Tsara Game Reserve in the Western Cape of South Africa have the option of going on guided tours to view the wildlife both day and night. For those who are looking for a more private experience the reserve also has bird watching areas and hiking trails. At the end of the day guests can watch the stars next to a cozy campfire.

This Western Cape of South Africa reserve has seven lovely chalets as well as a lounge and a conference center. Each of the chalets was constructed with local stone and lumbar to keep the experience as true to the wilderness experience as possible. Guests can cook their own meals in their chalet or have meals prepared by a chef.

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.