MEET ABBY THE GIRAFFE
You can book an interaction with Abby, our hand reared 16 year old friendly giraffe. Here you will find an adventure activity in the Eastern Cape that will get you up close and very personal to a giraffe, who may decide to reward you with a very wet lick or what we like to call a kiss. Not many people are lucky enough to be kissed by a giraffe, this is an adventure activity not to be missed. Abby will be the highlight of your Wild Coast Adventures and Eastern Cape Private Game Reserve visits.
Join our adventure village guide who will take you into our Private Game Reserve in one of our game viewing vehicles to find the friendly giraffe Abby.
Abby was hand reared by Areena Riverside Resort Staff after his mother was killed by poachers in a neighbouring game reserve. They were unable to take on the commitment of the hand feeding of a baby giraffe and we stepped up to the task. Now a full grown adult male giraffe, Abby welcomes visits from guests who come from far and wide to have a kiss from Abby. Abby has photobombed wedding photo shoots, made it into the international news when he joined a group of German tourists enjoying a hike through the game reserve, Abby just followed along at the back of the hike the whole way. He had an appearance on a local TV news broadcast as well. We often have guests from all over the world coming to Areena Riverside Resort just to meet Abby and get their kiss.