Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary

Promoting the welfare and status of donkeys through a culture of caring.

Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary provides a permanent home and loving care to destitute, rescued donkeys. We also assist with the rehabilitation of donkeys and are involved in the training and support of donkey welfare practitioners in our country and around Africa.

Thursdays to Sundays we welcome visitors to the Sanctuary where you can visit with the donkeys with our visitor guides; browse our donkey shop and book displays; enjoy a light meal in our Coffee Shop; buy some of our wine or craft beer to enjoy at home; visit the Heritage display of donkey-related farm implements; enjoy Bella’s bench and Adam’s walk and visit the Memorial Cairn to remember a loved one.

Open Thursdays to Sundays 10am to 4pm
Entrance is by donation. We are pet and child friendly. Please keep pets on their leads at all times.

Route Description

Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary is situated just 5kms outside the village of McGregor on the road between Robertson and McGregor on the edge of the Klein Karoo in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. We are 15kms from Robertson. Watch for the direction signs after Tanagra Winery on your right hand side.

GPS: S33o 55’ 32.85”, E19o 51’ 58.32”