Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
4.5
About
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Top ways to experience Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
The area
Best nearby
We rank these restaurants and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location.
Restaurants
1 within 5 kms
See what travellers are saying
  • Christy
    London, United Kingdom93 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    Tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate. Chance to see animals up close. Love the honey badger! I have a new appreciation for vultures and the issues they face, especially. Well worth a visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 June 2023
  • Melani
    Rustenburg, South Africa116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Passionate people
    So wonderful to see the center being run by passionate people. Thank you for all the wonderful work you do, we appreciate you very much. The experience was great and also again eye opening to the delemas our animals face on a daily basis. Stoffel is looking good and so are all the other animals. Thank you
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 August 2023
  • John W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A brilliant afternoon learning about the vital work done by Moholoholo. Great experience.
    An amazing experience. We spent 2 hours being entertained and educated by Marshall who was one of the best communicators I have ever come across. His enthusiasm and knowledge were inspirational. Professionally and otherwise I have visited a number of other rehab centres in different countries and was most impressed by their philosophy. Moholoholo are entirely realistic in what they can achieve, realising that the biggest threat to the animals and birds in their country is human activity. Loss of habitat, injury caused by fences, snaring, poaching and the result of incursion of animals onto farms comprise most of the centre’s workload. Once animals become habituated to humans they can rarely be reintroduced to the wild. Keeping some of these, together with patients whose injuries are such that they would not survive in the wild enables the public and particularly children to learn about and start to care for animals. That is the best hope for their future. (Animals that can potentially be returned to the wild are not on display to avoid human contact). During our tour we were introduced to big and small cats, wild dogs, a number of raptors and amongst others Stoffel the honey badger aka ‘Houdini’. A brilliant experience for adults and children alike.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 March 2024
  • Footprints813181
    Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely an incredible experience, that you'll remember for a long long time.
    I've had the privilege of being at Moholoholo twice & each time, was truly an amazing experience. I cannot advise you enough to visit the centre, you won't want to leave. The incredible facts you learn, you'll experience things that you'll never have before, the people that work there have so much to share.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 April 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,112 reviews
Excellent
744
Very good
281
Average
66
Poor
14
Terrible
8

JohnWHome
San Francisco Bay Area6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A special place with a great mission which is to save and rehabilitate wild animals snared in traps or bred for hunting. While it does have a bit of a zoo-like feel for the animals that they are unable to release back into the wild you can see that they are committed to the rescue, rehab, and release of most of the animals they intake.
They also make sure you have a guide to tour the grounds so you get a great deal of information on each species of animal and the specifics of those you see on the tour.
Written 12 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Footprints813181
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
I've had the privilege of being at Moholoholo twice & each time, was truly an amazing experience. I cannot advise you enough to visit the centre, you won't want to leave. The incredible facts you learn, you'll experience things that you'll never have before, the people that work there have so much to share.
Written 8 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

John W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
An amazing experience. We spent 2 hours being entertained and educated by Marshall who was one of the best communicators I have ever come across. His enthusiasm and knowledge were inspirational. Professionally and otherwise I have visited a number of other rehab centres in different countries and was most impressed by their philosophy. Moholoholo are entirely realistic in what they can achieve, realising that the biggest threat to the animals and birds in their country is human activity. Loss of habitat, injury caused by fences, snaring, poaching and the result of incursion of animals onto farms comprise most of the centre’s workload. Once animals become habituated to humans they can rarely be reintroduced to the wild. Keeping some of these, together with patients whose injuries are such that they would not survive in the wild enables the public and particularly children to learn about and start to care for animals. That is the best hope for their future. (Animals that can potentially be returned to the wild are not on display to avoid human contact).
During our tour we were introduced to big and small cats, wild dogs, a number of raptors and amongst others Stoffel the honey badger aka ‘Houdini’.
A brilliant experience for adults and children alike.
Written 19 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Guglielmo S
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The center needs support from tourists to keep their mission and it permits you to understand how much can be stupid the mankind against animals.
Guides are smart and very funny with kids.
Highly recommend.
Written 17 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mark I
Eastbourne, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I was lucky enough to be staying at the onsite Forest Camp. Everything was excellent and the rehab centre was very informative and educational.,
Written 23 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bruce S
Hat Head, Australia19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This wildlife sanctuary in the north of South Africa boasts a varied cross-section of Sub-Saharan Africa animals. The open range nature of Moholoholo gives the place a safari-like feel. You can feed a vulture perched on your right arm (surprisingly heavy!), pat a cheetah (looking somewhat bored and disinterested in your presence), dodge juvenile rhinos and check out more unusual local fauna like the small but fierce honey badger.
Written 8 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

adagrobler4626
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
To be up and personal with all the wild animals and to realize the size of some of the birds that is special and to hear about all the rescue work they do is fantastic! Stoffel stoffel the honey badger wOw
Written 17 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Linda L
Hudson, MA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I just returned with a friend from the experience of a lifetime in volunteering side-by-side with about 25 other young volunteers, committed and dedicated to the care and well-being of animals and birds rescued from abandonment or abuse. What impressed me the most was the compassionate and heartfelt efforts of everyone involved at this center. It was on display every day as they shared their knowledge, oversaw our work, encouraged our participation in enhancements that would challenge and engage the wildlife and make it there every day existence a kind, and considerate one. Our morning begin at 6:30 AM and finished, sometimes at 6 PM. We cleaned the enclosures of waste, scrub down each of their personal spaces, send them the specific portions, appropriate for them, provided water, filled wading pools, and interacted with them when it allowed. I returned home with a full heart, and will regard this experience as life-changing.
Written 8 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Pauline C
Boxborough, Massachusetts, United States5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I volunteered at Moholoholo and it was one of the best things I have ever done/experienced in my 68 years of life. The staff and volunteers are very dedicated to keep the animals happy and healthy. The close interactions with the animals is super rewarding. Left my heart behind.
Written 6 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Melani
Rustenburg, South Africa116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
So wonderful to see the center being run by passionate people. Thank you for all the wonderful work you do, we appreciate you very much.

The experience was great and also again eye opening to the delemas our animals face on a daily basis.

Stoffel is looking good and so are all the other animals.

Thank you
Written 14 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 820
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

MOHOLOHOLO WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

According to Tripadvisor travellers, these are the best ways to experience Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre:



All Hoedspruit HotelsHoedspruit Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Hoedspruit
All things to do in Hoedspruit
Spas & Wellness in HoedspruitBoat Tours & Water Sports in HoedspruitZoos & Aquariums in HoedspruitDay Trips in Hoedspruit
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday HomesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire