South Africa’s Tiger Canyon in pictures
Tiger Canyon, one of the most unusual wildlife and safari parks in the world – it has the only expanding population of wild tigers outside of Asia – offers a unique experience to get up close to wild tigers and cheetahs. Situated near Philippolis in the Karoo, Tiger Canyon is distinctly different – the solar-powered lodge on the lip of a spectacular canyon, the drives in the reserve with the guides, the vistas, the surreal spirituality, the stars, its golden hour for photography, and the personal touch.
Tiger Canyon is working to preserve Asia’s most endangered big cat, the tiger, and Africa’s most endangered big cat, the cheetah.
Tigers are one of the most endangered species in the world, with fewer than 4 000 wild tigers left. Tiger Canyon’s expanding population of wild tigers is a revolutionary safeguard to ensure the survival of this iconic species. The reserve is also home to the only wild white tigers on the planet.
Highly endangered, cheetahs are on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, with only around 6 500 adults left in the world. At Tiger Canyon – which is home to the first free-roaming cheetahs in the Free State for more than 100 years – cheetahs are given the freedom to roam and hunt prey, and are able to breed well, which captive-born cheetahs struggle to do. While wild, the cheetahs are habituated to humans, so it’s possible to approach them on foot.
To find more about Tiger Canyon, book a trip with Flow Travel at www.flow.travel