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Cat Conservation Trust

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Clifton Game Farm, Cradock 5880, South Africa
+27 48 881 2814
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Close encounters with Small Wild Cats

Visited the sanctuary & saw Serval, caracal ^ African wild cat being fed. They are housed in cages... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Paul Z
Wish we had more time.

The drive to the conservation was eventful - sheep on road, beautiful trees, all types of animal... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
Broomfield, Colorado
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Conservation centre for the indigneous small cats of Africa. See and learn about the CITIES Appendix I Blackfooted Cat (aka small spotted cat), African wild cat, Serval and Caracal. Informative fully guided tours have to be prebooked. We are involved in education, conservation and research of these species.
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“serval” (3 reviews)
“pets” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Clifton Game Farm, Cradock 5880, South Africa
+27 48 881 2814
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Visited the sanctuary & saw Serval, caracal ^ African wild cat being fed. They are housed in cages with really realistic/natural places to hide & sleep. The care is wonderful & it is a great opportunity to see these small/ shy creatures which are normally...More

Thank Paul Z
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The drive to the conservation was eventful - sheep on road, beautiful trees, all types of animal life. The tour was highly educational. This is for a great cause. The cats are well taken care of and heathy. This was so informative and it was...More

Thank Emerson3091
Reviewed 5 November 2016

It's fun to get so close to such amazing and beautiful animals, and watch them interacting with each other and many of the stimuli provided. The work being done there seems to be a "good thing" e.g. not being raised to be shot, or as...More

1  Thank cpetrizzo
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I was hunting on Richard & Marion's property, and we went with Marion one afternoon when she feed the cats. Marion was very knowledgable about the cats, and we could tell she really cared about the work they are doing there. The information she covered...More

Thank AWT416
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

While traveling through the East Cape, I came upon the Cat Conservancy in Cradock SA. This aroused an interest within, so my friend and I arranged a tour of the facility. We were greeted by Marion Holmes, who runs the program. She gave us an...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is a wonderful place to be. Far away from all the hazzle you will find Marion and her little african wildcats. Marion is a great source of information about these endangered species. Don't miss the feeding in the afternoon. Here you will see how...More

Thank Frank N
Reviewed 23 September 2015

The cat conservation trust or also known as Karoo Cats is a project/sanctuary where people care about the smaller things in live. I have been more then one occasion at the cat conservation trust and also was fortunate to be involved in some release/re-location projects...More

Thank larson2015
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We visited the centre only for one day. Wish we had more time but it was enough to see that Marion looks after these wonderful cats very well and they look happy in their natural decorated enclosures. The little wild cat kittens and the servals...More

Thank JoneFick
Reviewed 21 August 2015

If you want to witness true conservation efforts this is the project to visit. The team have poured their heart and soul into this and for genuine reasons. There are no bells and whistles or big funders just real down to earth grass roots work...More

Thank Nikkichapman
Reviewed 22 June 2015

If you want to learn more about the smaller cats – this is the place to go. No touching of animals allowed. The information you walk away with about these cats is fascinating. After a visit to the Cat Conservation Trust, I have an understanding...More

2  Thank bluebird5853
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