All the cats listed on the accompanying pages can currently be seen at Clifton Game Lodge. We plan to expand the species to include more Karoo predators.

We offer guided tours of these cats and as much information as you would like. Get "up close and personal" with these beautiful cats of Africa. It will be an experience to remember that you will be unlikely to repeat.

Visiting times to the cats are best in the early mornings and late afternoons. Summer months: 0600 to 0900 and 1700 to 1830 and winter months: 0800 to 0930 and 1600 to 1700.


How you can help these cats - Support Us

Urgent requirements

  • We urgently need 1 chest freezers to help collect cat food at off site locations.
  • We are looking to enlarge our serval and african wild cat enclosures - any assitance (material or anything else) will be appreciated!
  • We are hoping to build a new, larger serval enclosure which will include a wetland area and reeds which they love.

Donations of Food / Items Required

For the cats in captivity the following are always needed:

  • Game meat, chickens, mice
  • Guinea pigs, rabbits, live chickens
  • Meat tubs
  • Plastic bags to preserve food and for the collection of scats (faeces) for research purposes
  • Jik, dishwashing liquid, brooms
  • General operational items (knives, cutting boards, wheelbarrows, cat dishes, surgical gloves etc)
  • Fuel


Requirements For Educational Tours

Sponsorship for travelling costs of bringing students to the facility, refreshments for students visiting the facility.


99% of cat conservation focuses only on large cats.  There doesn’t seem to be much interest in the conservation of smaller cats.  Is this because they are not often seen and therefore forgotten or is it that they are not “eye catching” or “have no tourist potential”?  There is no single approach that will be successful in the conservation of the smaller cats but education and public awareness are playing important role.  Any conservation must include the ‘man on the ground’ as most land in this country is in the farmers hands.

Cat Conservation Trust, a non profit, public benefit organisation, aims is to raise the awareness of these cat species.  There is so much research to be done but unfortunately most research focuses on the larger species.

If you would like any further information on any of the above cat species, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Cat Conservation Trust.  We also welcome any reports of sighting of this species. 


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