Jugomaro Predator Park is nestled on a 453 hectare game reserve in a valley abounding with orange plantations and vineyards, between Groblersdaal and Marble Hall, Limpopo. The park was first established in 2008 by a motor mechanic named Goosey Fernandes who dreamed of creating a safe refuge for wild animals.
One of the zoo’s most famous animals is a tiger named Panjo whose disappearance during transport fuelled a media frenzy. He was lost for 2 days and 3 nights in July 2010 and was eventually found in a black wattle plantation in Verena, 70kms from the reserve. Follow Panjo on Twitter.
Today, the reserve is home to a number of big cats, including white tigers, tawny lions, white lions, caracals, wolves, and serval. Visitors can enjoy taking a walk through the bush with one of the lions, as well as touch and feed one. The bushveld is also home to various wildlife such as impala, kudu, eland, giraffe, blesbuck, waterbuck, zebra, ostrich, blue wildebeest, steenbuck, and warthog.