Animal and Reptile Park Zoo, Muldersdrift
The Animal and Reptile Park Zoo was created totally natural and
wild, for the wellbeing of our animals and the zoo specialises
in mammals and reptiles, particularly primates, apes, cats and
snakes. Plot 70, Nooitgedacht Road, Muldersdrift. Daily from
10h00 to 17h00.
Alexander Graham Adamson was born in Etawah, India (then British
India) on the 3rd of February 1906.
At the age of 18 George came to Kenya, East Africa in 1924 to work
on his father's coffee plantation. Working on a plantation was not
suited to his adventurous spirit and in the following years he tried
various things and worked at many different jobs. Years later in
1968 he vividly described these adventures in his fascinating
biography titled 'Bwana Game'(European title) and in the USA titled
'A Lifetime With Lions'. His 2nd book published in 1986 is an
equally fascinating autobiography titled 'My Pride and Joy'.
In 1938 at age 32 this tan and handsome young man with sandy blond
hair and striking blue eyes joined Kenya's Game Department as a
warden. Being a game warden was an occupation that suited him
extremely well and one at which he thrived. He met and married Joy
four years later. Joy had three miscarriages and they were never
able to have children...Sadly on August 20, 1989 George Adamson was
murdered in Kenya, East Africa by Somalian bandits when he went to
the rescue of his assistant and a young European tourist in the Kora
National Park. He is buried in the Kora National Park near to his
brother Terrance, Super Cub and his beloved lion friend Boy.
Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Muckleneuk
The Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary lies in Muckleneuk and is a
regular Sunday afternoon picnic spot for families. The area
around the Blue Crane restaurant, which lies virtually on the
dam and adjacent reed beds, attracts blue crane, grey crowned
crane, rock doves, speckled pigeons and the odd Egyptian goose,
that all feed regularly here.
City Crocodile Farm, Fourways
Croc City crocodile farm provides the opportunity for the public
to observe one of the world's most spectacular predators at
close range. We are home to more than 800 crocodiles, ranging
from hatchlings, to large adults of over four metres in length.
Mondays to Sundays from 09h00 to 16h30.
The Johannesburg Zoo houses animals of approximately 3000
different species.Tours and excursions around the zoo are
offered under the auspices of the education department.
Park Animal and Owl Sanctuary
The Lory Park Animal and Owl Sanctuary in Midrand is open to the
public from Tuesday to Sunday - 10am to 4pm. The Park has a wide
variety of Birds (including Birds of Prey), Herbivores (plant
eaters), Omnivores (plant and meat eaters) and Carnivores (meat
eaters) on display. 180/1 Kruger Road, President Park, Midrand.
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Experience the wonder of the Montecasino Bird Gardens - the only
facility of its kind in Africa. Montecasino Bird Gardens is home
to over 1 000 birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and other
small creatures. 08h30 to 17h00 Daily.
South African Lipizzaners
The South African Lipizzaners perform every Sunday morning at
10h30 in their majestic indoor hall in Kyalami. The performance
lasts about 60 minutes.