GIVING CAPTIVE ANIMALS A SECOND CHANCE
Most of our animals have been rescued from hunting farms and homes where they’ve been illegally and cruelly kept. We offer them a life as close to wild as possible while also taking care of their every need – from health to happiness.
The 140 hectare farm is home to over 20 different indigenous animal species, from zebra to caracal, lions to baboons. Each animal has a unique personality and history and Luke and his team have a strong bond with all of them.
The heart and mind behind this endeavour is Luke Cornell, a famous animal trainer that has worked with countless wild animals during his career. Launched over 15 years ago, we at Cornellskop focus on giving our “furry family” the best life possible, while also giving the public a chance to get to know these wonderful creatures.
During outtings and experiences, our guides educate the guests about the different species. Our hope is to give the public a better understanding and awareness of what a cheetah (for example) needs to survive, or what a zebra enjoys nibbling on. We also hope that this awareness helps to lessen the number of wild animals being kept illegally or used for sport and helps to save them in their natural environments as well.
years of experience in the industry
years since Cornellskop began
different species of indigenous animals
beautiful hectares of land for our animals
EXPERIENCE THE FARM
Take a walk on the wild side with our animals and guide. Guests start off at the main office and are taken around to all the enclosures for a meet and greet with baboons, zebra, ostriches, meerkats, lions, cheetahs, caracals and more! Our guides are also happy to answer any questions you may have.
THE CHEETAH RUN
This is a once-in-a-lifetime tour for those wanting to truly experience the speed and power of cheetahs! Using a lure at full speed, our guides have the cheetahs run past you at full tilt, giving you a chance to enjoy the moment (and take a few snapshots… if you’re fast enough).
T: +27 82 881 3870
A: Union Pictures, Van der Stel Pass, Bot River, 7185
Trading Hours: 08H30-16H30 daily
Cornellskop Animal Encounters
GET IN TOUCH
Our guides are ready to welcome you to Cornellskop! Give us a call or send us a message and we’ll get back to you.