Bontebok Ridge Reserve Wellington
Our very own wildlife reserve in Wellington (in the Limietbergvallei) where spectacular 4x4 game drives are organized to offer a rare opportunity to appreciate some of South Africa’s wildlife in their natural habitat; bontebok (found exclusively in the Cape), eland, wildebeest, springbuck, duiker, grysbuck, grey rhebuck, and other indigenous species. The zebra in the reserve are part of a revolutionary attempt to re-breed the extinct quagga, a zebra-like animal with no stripes on the rump and legs but with identical DNA to the Plains zebra. A wide variety of bird species from the small cisticola to the amazing African Fish Eagle are ever present in the reserve. The majestic mountains add to the rugged appeal of the area and offer great photographic opportunities.
Butterfly World (Wellington-Paarl)
Butterfly World consists of a tropical garden in a 1000 m2 green house. This luxuriant paradise makes the free flying exotic butterflies feel right at home. They also feature a Reptile and a Spider Room, the latter displays indigenous and exotic spiders and scorpions in locked glass terraria and teaches the public to respect and appreciate these animals. The myths and fears surrounding these eight legged creatures are many and usually unfounded. Seeing the scary scorpion through glass, taking a good look and reading the relevant information, often creates more interest than revulsion. The beautiful outdoor garden hosts a meerkat enclosure and free range ducks and chickens, waiting for children to feed them. Light meals are provided in the Jungle Leaf Café and all kinds of butterfly related gadgets are sold in the Butterfly Gift Shop.
Die Vonds Snakepark Wellington
Die Vonds is a park for reptile lovers .. They have 40 different types of snakes, as well as tortoises, lizards, monitors and more.
Drakenstein Lion Park & Chimp Haven (Wellington-Paarl)
Drakenstein Lion Park was established in 1998 to provide lions in distress with sanctuary, where they could live in safety, free from abuse and persecution, and be treated with the compassion and respect they deserved. The Park is situated in the scenic Cape Winelands and comprises of 50 acres of sprawling lion habitat. The Park is actively involved in improving the quality of life of lions in captivity, locally as well as internationally, either by offering these animals a lifetime home. Since December 2012, Drakenstein Lion Park is also home to a new facility, Chimp Haven. This facility has been purpose built to house the animals displaced by the closure of Tygerberg Zoo and is a lifetime home to chimpanzees and a host of other small animals.