We have witnessed amazing stories over the last few months of how Mother Nature continues her healing process. This in turn brings us to a certain level of happiness and enjoyment in uncertain times.  Paarl is fortunate to have a number of wild life reserves that contributes to the area’s diverse and welcoming nature. Let us keep on supporting them during these Covid-19 times!

The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop and Weaving Studio is one of our most popular destinations . They have been breeding alpacas since 2004 and is now home to over 300 animals.

They are selling take away coffees and their full range of alpaca products are available to be purchased. Regrettably no Alpaca Barn Tours are allowed and the Petting Zoo is not open yet.

Their online shop is a platform where members of the public can contribute to the upkeep of the herd by donating a bale or two of hay. There are also three different packages available to adopt one of these furry friends. Adoptive parents can name them and visit them during a barn tour once travel restrictions are listed. Regular Facebook updates are also done on their progress. Visit for donations or adoption procedures.

Even our reptiles needs support. You can pre-book a reptile tour at Le Bonheur Reptile Adventures now and receive a 50% discount. Proceeds will go towards feeding and caring for the reptiles. Ticket holders qualify for a guided tour of the croc pond, entry to the snake centre and a snake feeding show after lockdown.

Their brand new volunteer program is also up and running and they invite you to join their staff to take care of the animals. Learn the ins-and-outs of working with reptiles by cleaning, feeding, medicating,capturing and caring for them.

Their farm shop is open Friday and Saturday 9am – 7pm, and Sunday 10am – 5pm. Visit them for some fishing, bike rides and yummy pizza.

For more information contact

Butterfly World Animal Sanctuary is also offering great discount prices for online vouchers, which can be redeemed after the lockdown. Vouchers will be valid for a year. Send a message on Facebook @The Animal Sanctuary on Route 44 to buy a voucher or make a donation via paypal or EFT to support their 25 year legacy. Alternatively visit

The Ashia cheetah sanctuary in Paarl will be launching a four-week free Instagram IGTV series on @ashiacheetahconservation with tours of the sanctuary to continue raising awareness of this conservation project to help protect Africa’s most endangered cat.  Ashia is successfully returning captive-born cheetah into the protected wild of South African game reserves and national parks, while also providing a permanent home for cats that are unable to survive in the wild. Support Ashia’s conservation initiatives during these uncertain times through an adoption programme or by purchasing vouchers for various guest activities that can be used at a later stage. Contact for more information.