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“"Meeting Africa´s smallest cats“”

Cat Conservation Trust
Ranked #3 of 6 things to do in Cradock
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Conservation centre for the indigneous small cats of Africa. See and learn about the CITIES Appendix I Blackfooted Cat (aka small spotted cat), African wild cat, Serval and Caracal. Informative fully guided tours have to be prebooked. We are involved in education, conservation and research of these species.
Reviewed 22 June 2015

If you want to learn more about the smaller cats – this is the place to go. No touching of animals allowed. The information you walk away with about these cats is fascinating.

After a visit to the Cat Conservation Trust, I have an understanding of the problems these little predators face. Not often seen, it was wonderful to watch them and learn about them.

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Reviewed 25 February 2015

if you really love cats then this is a fascinating trip. Marion Holmes who owns and runs it really cares for the cats and yet she is breeding them to release their kittens into the wild places where they should be- and so she does not keep them as pets. Marion is very kind with all the info she gives you and I loved the careful interactions.

Thank FionaAyerst
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Oh the pleasure of having a wild African Wild Cat sniff your boots and brush up against your leg! Not to mention the delight in giving a Serval a scratch and playing stick with her! These are almost unimaginable experiences that are enjoyed at the Cat Conservation Trust.
Be sure to participate in their Cat Tour with Marion for a close and personal encounter with the small cats of Southern Africa.
Don’t miss their guided Night Walks either – we met up with a variety of antelope, numerous porcupines, springhares and to top it all off, three Cape clawless otters!
Spend the night in one of their cottages and also partake of their delicious venison dinners - game from their own farm. We had the most tender springbok roast and a scrumptious breakfast the following morning.
Their rates are exceptionally reasonable and goes to support the Cat Conservation Trust and the small cats of Africa.

Thank Kerrith F
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

I spent quite wonderful and impressed two days here on May.
I learned the problems surround these cats and knew Marion's deep passion to them.
Pred-A-Tours can arrange road transfer from Port Elizabeth with reasonable fee so we can reach
to see these cute cats easily.
I miss lovely small footed cats and their delicious food!!

Thank kuroashi
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

My husband and I have had the privilege to visit the Holmes' farm and the Cat Conservation Trust on two occasions. They were both unique and wonderful experiences. We were able to view and learn about cats we would likely never see in the wild. Marion's work with the cats is exceptional and it was easy to catch her enthusiasm and passion for these lovely creatures. Although we have had the pleasure of visiting many of South Africa's National Parks and thoroughly enjoyed them, none can provide such close and personal connections to the wildlife as the Cat Conservation Trust in Cradock. We are looking forward to our third visit next year.

Thank ShannonW952
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