The Trust

For the last 15 years we have been caring for the smaller African wild cat species in captivity. Our love of working with these animals has led us to establish a non-profit trust, called the Cat Conservation Trust, to run the affairs of the cats and to facilitate fund raising. The patrons of the trust are Dr M Pfleiderer, Dr K Robertson and Ms Beryl Wilson. The founding trustees are Richard & Marion Holmes. Additional trustees are Mr Walter Schulze and Mr Lalase Maso.

The trust has its own web site at where you can read about its work in more detail.

Visit the site on Felidae and their behaviour at

The Cats

The Caracal, Serval, African Wild Cat and the Small Spotted Cat are naturally nocturnal and, in general, extremely shy. The chances of seeing them in the wild are very slim so visit Pred-A-Tours to see some of the "small Five".

So come and get a guaranteed sight and photograph of these rare wild cats of Africa! Visiting hours are best in the early mornings and late afternoons; summer 0600 to 0900 and 1700 to 1830, winter : 0800 to 0930 and 1600 to 1700.

Caring for these animals in captivity requires special knowledge and unusual care. Their natural environment has to be mimicked which includes mental and physical stimulation. No experiments are conducted on these animals whatsoever.

Fund Raising

We have been granted public benefit organization (PBO) status by the Receiver of Revenue. This means that any donations or bequests made to the trust are exempt from donations tax and estate duty respectively.

Should you wish to assist in our fund raising or to participate in our Adopt-A-Cat programme, please contact us for details.


Stunning postcards featuring these cats are available.

To place an order email


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