Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

The heartland of Limpopo Province is the ideal location for Moholoholo: a game and nature reserve and its wildlife rehabilitations centre. It is cradled in the arms of the Drakensberg mountains. This animal sanctuary embraces wild animals that have been injured due to the unrestricted encroachment of urban development into their natural habitats. Once they are displaced from their environment, they become nomadic and wander in search of an adequate resting place. They answer the call of their inborn instinct when they prey on livestock reared by rural villages, hence unintentionally placing themselves in direction competition with another kind of animal; one which becomes an uncompromising predator: the homo sapien sapien. To add to its list of accolades, Moholoholo is the only South African facility that has successfully bred the endangered Crown Eagle. Many animals are released back into the wild and are adopted by game and nature reserves. Those animals that are unable to hunt for food due to their injuries become active agents in the education programme, which aims to prevent future such occurences. Aspiring game rangers and nature conservationists are trained through the student volunteer programme, which also helps to create awareness surrounding the plight of our wild animals. Above are a few of the resident birds of prey.


Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre

Address: 24 32 ‘14.98″ S, 30 54 ‘23.59″ E

Tel: +27(0)15 – 795-5236

Email: [email protected]

Birds of Prey

Iga Motylska

Iga Motylska is a Johannesburg-based freelance writer, photojournalist, sub-editor and blogger. She is published in numerous local and international publications, including: Forbes Africa, Forbes Woman Africa, Forbes Life Africa, CNBC Africa, Ventures Africa, Marie Claire, Sawubona, AA Traveller, Fastjet inflight magazine and Seoul Magazine among numerous others. Her editorial interests range from documenting the entrepreneurial spirit to women's and human rights issues, environmental affairs and of course travel writing.


  1. Wonderful close-ups!

  2. Reblogged this on dou dou birds and commented:
    That is one determined bird!

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