Plot 121, Boekenhoutkloof Road Rietfontein Hartbeespoort North West Province
Booking essential - Open throughout the year including ALL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Booking is essential - Please book via email
Adults – R60
Children(under 12) – R50.00
Corporations – Please contact for pricing
VulPro – The Vulture Conservation Programme Hartbeespoort
VulPro offers a unique and personal view into the trials and tribulations of Africa’s vultures. If you are an animal lover and want to learn more about our vultures, then VulPro is the place for you.
VulPro is nestled in a beautiful valley below the Magaliesberg mountains, Hartbeespoort area,just 1 hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria. We offer our visitors the chance to learn all about vultures, to view and photograph them at our Vulture Restaurant and Hide, to see our non-releasable breeding birds and learn all about the challenges that these majestic birds face and why they are now critically endangered. We also rescue and rehabilitate all sorts of raptors, visitors can view Condors, Bateleurs, Fish Eagles and Owls.
Visitors may use the education centre and we also have a beautiful lapa where visitors may choose to relax and have a picnic.
The Griffons - Kids club
VulPro offers membership to “The Griffons” – VulPro’s Kid’s Club, where children are allowed to enjoy the kind of activities and freedom that their parents did growing up. They learn all about our vultures and how we may conserve them, all of this while they relax and have fun too.
Vulture rehabilitation centre
VulPro is home to rehabilitated, non-releasable vultures that are used in a captive breeding programme. The vultures that are captive bred are tagged and released when they are old enough, in this way VulPro helps to supplement wild populations and strives to save the endangered species. Due to the fact that VulPro houses breeding birds who can’t be stressed, bookings are essential to be able to manage the number of people at the centre at a given time.
School tours & vists
Schools are welcome; we provide an educational talk in our centre with a presentation and educational material provided. Children are then taken around all the habitats and introduced to their inhabitants and learn more about each raptor’s individual needs and challenges. The visit is personalised to the age and development of the children or adults present, so that maximum benefit and pleasure is experienced.
- Minimum 20 children per group and 1 teacher per 10 children. Maximum 50 – 60 people per group.
- Bookings essential
Corporation and Adult visits
VulPro also hosts very successful corporate and team building events, where visitors assist in the ongoing development and projects that VulPro undertakes. Corporations and their members benefit from having a healthy social responsibility as well as having an amazing day out in a beautiful part of South Africa. Visitors are also treated to a personalised talk and presentation at the educational centre and are taken around all the habitats to visit the resident raptors.
Lapa available for braais, picnics & functions
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunches and enjoy them in the cool shade of our lapa, braai facilities are available. Relax and enjoy a wonderful day, with the sound of a fish eagle calling and vultures circling overhead. Africa at its best!
VulPro is a venue and an initiative suitable for...
* Family Outings
* Special Occasions
* School Groups
* Local & International Visitors
* Hiking Clubs, Garden Clubs, Conservationists
* Corporate Functions:
* Year End, Conference, Team building
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Individual and corporate contributions are possible, and are acknowledged according to the type of support given, for instance, on our website, Facebook, email signature and where relevant on signage at our facility, this can be discussed in more detail by contacting us.
We are a registered NPC with PBO status, so donations are tax deductible.
Donations can be made by direct transfer to our bank account or by completing this Debit Order Form.
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