25 Feb 2021 • Make Travel Matter
Visit and spend time with the Anatolian Shepherd Dogs at Bushmans Kloof.
Highly regarded for its commitment to conservation and sustainability, the TreadRight Foundation has partnered with Cheetah Outreach for its latest venture at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat. The project has been designed to ensure that local farming communities are able to protect their livestock from predators in a responsible and sustainable manner, whilst also helping to safeguard one of the region’s most endangered animals.
This sustainable solution comes in the form of seven Anatolian Sheep Dogs. The dogs serve as livestock guardians and have been chosen thanks to the breed’s longstanding reputation for protective instincts. Originally from central Turkey, Anatolian Sheep Dogs can be relied upon for their keen eyesight as well as their impressive speed and agility and have long been used to fend off local predators. A working breed with an impressive size, they are known for their loyal instincts as well as their sandy colouring, which is intended to blend in seamlessly with the herds that the dogs protect.
Now, guests of Bushmans Kloof can visit one of these farms to embark on an exceptional local experience. You'll be able to observe the dogs and meet the farmers raising and keeping them.