When we had arrived here, the host told us about a Cheetah Outreach Centre, so I looked it up and discovered that they had caracals, bat eared foxes, meerkats, and many cheetahs. George was disappointed Kruger Park when everyone else got to see their choice of animal but he didn't. Caracals are very hard to spot, so when I knew there was one nearby we decided to go see it.
Entrance to the park is cheap because they want people to learn about the cheetah's challenge to survive here in South Africa. The biggest threat to these cats is farmers who are trap or shoot them in hopes of protecting their livestock. Caracals and other animals are innocent non-livestock threatening animals that often get trapped by accident. It's rather sad. The organization if breeding and giving away large dogs to protect the livestock instead - the program has been very effective and much safer for all the cats.
The Centre allows you to have an encounter with some of the animals (this is where they get your money). Molly chose the young cheetahs and George wanted to pet the caracal. It was a lovely experience for all of us, more heartwarming than I expected.
The guides used our cameras to take some photos while we enjoyed the animals.