Your African Veterinary experience that will change you and your skill set forever. We offer Conservation Medicine, Chemical Immobilization and Internship Courses for the adventurous Vet and Vet Student!


Jessica the Hippo


Elephant Whispers

Reptiles & Crocodiles

Siyatutuka Dip Tanks

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre:

Located in Hoedspruit, nestled in the Drakensberg escarpment, this wonderful rehab centre offers shelter and safety for many beautiful indigenous animals. You will have the opportunity to touch a cheetah, feed a vulture, see wild animals close up, visit the quarantine and surgery. They will also explain their role in rehabilitation and whether/not the animals they help, will ever be released back into the wild and why. An eye opening and very touching experience.


Jessica the Hippo

Also in beautiful Hoedspruit, you will visit a very sweet young lady called Jessica. She is very friendly and you will get to feed her, give her some tea, touch her and perhaps even give her a kiss! She is a wild animal and not trained to “preform” for visitors. Some days she might not be available for visitations and as always caution needs to be exercised.

Kruger National Park

You will visit South Africa’s largest National Park. We offer the opportunity for you to see our big five, although not guaranteed, as well as many other indigenous animals in their natural habitat. Have your cameras ready!

Elephant Whispers

We will take you to Hazeyview, where you will get an opportunity to get up close to the worlds largest land mammal. The guides will tell you more than you ever dreamed to know about these majestic giants, and again, have your cameras ready. For those who want to, you can even opt for the rides, at your own expense. On your way back to Source Tree Lodge we will take you on a mini-panoramic drive to give you an idea of how very beautiful Mpumalanga region is.

Reptile Talk

We will bring in one of our local reptile gurus, to give you a demonstration and talk on our local reptiles. The feint of heart have the option of sitting further away from the demonstration cages.

Crocodile Breeding Project

We will take you to Hazeyview to visit one of the largest crocodile breeding projects in South Africa. Don’t be fooled by the babies, or you could go home with one less digit!!! We want to you return home in peace, not pieces!! You also have the option of buying some of their amazing wallets made from croc skins. Please have some ZAR cash with you as payment needs to be made at the farm and no credit card facilities are available.

Siyatutuka Dip Tanks

We will take you into one of the interface areas – Siyatutuka Farmers Community Project. Here you will accompany one of the vets from State Veterinary Services as they do their rounds of the rural dip tanks. You may even get an opportunity to assist him with rabies inoculations etc. This is an early morning start, as they start dipping the cattle by 06h00. You will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of one of the South African rural communities. It is a real and meaningful experience, and nothing like any guided tour can offer, as you will visit an area with no tourist attractions, and the people making use of these facilities do so to support their livelihoods.

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