The Wildlife of the Western Cape of South Africa

There are dozens of wildlife parks and reserves for residents and guests to explore within the Western Cape of South Africa. Hundreds of varieties of wildlife can be found in the Western Cape of South Africa including birds, reptiles, fish and mammals. For many visitors to these reserves the main attractions are the mammals such as the lions, buffalo, elephants, and leopards.

The Wildlife Reserve of Sanbona

The San were some of the first indigenous peoples to live in the Western Cape of South Africa. These people were the inspirational in the naming of the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. With more than one hundred thirty thousand acres, the reserve is located at the bottom of the Wamwaterberg. The only privately owned reserve in the area that allows lions to roam about freely is the Sanbona.

The Western Cape of South Africa was home for thousands of years to the San people. During their stewardship of the land they created religious artwork on the local rock formations that can now be viewed by guests of the reserve. There are seven different piece of rock art to be seen, some of which are thirty-five hundred years old.

The owners of this wildlife reserve in the Western Cape of South Africa have been breeding a rare form of white lion. This type of lion has always been rare in the area, however, now they are almost totally gone from most locations. By breeding the lions in captivity the owners hope to be able to renew the population and eventually place them back into the wild.

The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve gives guided tours through the Western Cape of South Africa. With such a vast area and a huge range of wildlife guests are sure to have a unique experience. At the end of their excursions guests can look forward to returning to their comfortable rooms on the reserve.

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.

Guests staying at the Ko-Ka Tsara Game Reserve in the Western Cape of South Africa can go on guided tours of the area either at night or during the day. Guests who wish to explore the area by themselves or in a smaller group can do so by hiking the trails or watching birds in the blinds. After a long day of exploring the wildlife guests can watch for shooting stars beside the campfire before returning to their rooms.

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.

The Western Cape of South Africa has more than a dozen parks and wildlife reserves for visitors to explore. With so many options and such a variety of wildlife with the Western Cape of South Africa each visit is sure to be a new and exciting adventure.

By: James Camstock

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