Our tigers are living wild and free at Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve. They establish their own territories, are free to hunt their prey and create their own family groups.
These tigers are proudly in Africa as part of an ex-situ project; to save a species outside its normal home range.
At Tiger Canyon, tigers thrive.
Due to the encroachment of sheep farming, there have been no free-roaming cheetahs in the Free State since the early 1900s. Our cheetahs are the first to return to their indigenous habitat in over 100 years.
Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve is a member of the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Metapopulation Project, whereby our cheetah offspring are relocated to other reserves within the Metapopulation in a bid to help increase the cheetah numbers and keep the genetics clean.
Our cheetah are very habituated, allowing our guests to experience this beautiful cat up close.
Tiger Canyon boasts a uniquely diverse range of wildlife including; aardwolf, aardvarks, serval, caracal, bat-eared fox, cape fox, grey mongoose, springbok and wild horses, among others.
Whilst the Karoo may appear flat, you’ll be surprised at the depth of the biodiversity, which supports an amazing array of small to large creatures, including – to name a few – zebra, blue wildebeest, warthogs, baboons, ground squirrels, jackals and antelope aplenty.
Because of our location in the False Karoo, we are in an overlapping area between grassland, arid Karoo, and the aquatic ecosystem of the Orange River.
This allows Tiger Canyon to support a large number of both migratory and endemic populations of birds, such as Blue Crane, African Shell Duck, Kingfisher, the African Fish Eagle, the Lark Complex, grassland birds such as the Wydah, Secretary Bird, and Ostrich.