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The Waterberg

8 days | Cradle of Humankind, Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary & Marakele National Park

from US $3,895 | R52,180 per person sharing
from US $5,395 | R72,320 per person single

What is it?

How can you learn about big cats, whilst giving back to genuine conservation projects and having an amazing time in Africa? Welcome to our BIG CAT ROUTE.

Captured In Africa’s Big Cat Route is unique to us, designed by us and incorporates some very special relationships we have been lucky enough to build within both the tourism & conservation industries.
In offering our Big Cat Route, we hope travellers can experience Africa and understand the conservation issues currently affecting big cats. Your eyes will be opened to both captive and wild big cat situations, you will understand and discover the threats & issues affecting these endangered lions, leopards & cheetahs, what we need to do to help them and who the people are on the ground protecting them.
Captured In Africa’s Big Cat Route is our opportunity to educate, encourage & #savebigcats

Quick Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive into Johannesburg, South Africa for the beginning of your incredible Big Cat Route – a journey of nature and big cat conservation. Overnight at Kloofzicht lodge & spa

Day 2 

Departing the beautiful Kloofzicht your journey truly begins, with a historical and ancestral learning experience at the World Heritage Site of Maropeng. Arrive to Welgedacht Game Reserve

Day 3

This morning you visit the Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary, home of rescued lions and other animals. Game drives in Welgedacht Game Reserve and sundowners.

Day 5

Depart Welgedacht, we make the transfer to your next safari & conservation adventure in Marakele National Park

Day 6 – 7 

A superb 3 nights at Marataba Safari Lodge, complete with guided game drives and a conservation experience with the local research unit to learn about the resident big cats (lion/leopard) and other animals – a glimpse into real conservation efforts of a game reserve


With the beautiful mountain backdrop behind you, we travel back towards Johannesburg. Along the way we visit a very special cultural village in Moruleng.