African Serval - Face

African Serval - Silhouette


Servals are medium-sized wild cats native to our surroundings here at Colin's Horseback Africa. Whilst they not on the Red Data list at this point in time, they are still threatened because they are eradicated by farmers. It is the sole member of the genus Leptailurus.

Colin's Horseback Africa has been breeding servals for around 20 years now. In the beginning, there were only two servals, which then grew to the current six pairs of servals.

One of the first servals to “join our team” was Hazel. She was raised by our daughter Megan in her home. Megan had a genuine gift for raising baby servals. Megan could feed three baby servals at once.


We acquired some more servals from the Pretoria zoo, and so the breeding project flourished. The babies soon took over our home, and played with the dogs too.

We found out more facts about this species and then included them in our educational tour. Servals have very large ears with good hearing – they can in fact hear a mouse burrowing underground! Their ears are beautifully marked.

We do have servals for sale to approved buyers. Remember that buyers need all the required permits.


Should you have any questions with regards to our breeding project, feel free to contact
Theony MacRae directly via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or WhatsApp Logo WhatsApp : +27 082 301 5081.